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Boat hire

Price: Sit on top kayaks & paddleboards from £17.50, Rowing boats & open canoes from £22.50, Motor boats from £30.

You get the best views of Windermere by boat...

Our boats are back on the water everyday from 4th July to the end of the school holidays.

There is a minimum age of 14 years old to hire a single kayak or paddleboard. Double kayaks are available for under 14's if accompanied by an adult.

See availability and book all boats online

Brockhole lakeshore is the place to hire motor boats, rowing boats, sit on top kayaks, open canoes and paddle boards on Lake Windermere. Join our Lakeshore team for a true Lake District watersports experience.

Blue-green Algae

There may be blue-green algae on Windermere which can be harmful to dogs and humans. Please be careful when swimming/paddling in the lake. 

Book online 

Book your boats online - we'll take online bookings right up until the day you want to visit, we can't guarantee that bookings will be able to be made on site.

Boat hire is weather dependent and seasonal, so please give us a quick call on 015394 46601 if you have any questions. From November boat hire closes until the end of February. 

Please note that you must be aged 14 plus to go out on the water on a solo vessel, ie. a single kayak or paddleboard.

Parking is limited, we advise arriving up to two hours before your scheduled booking to allow time to find a space, particularly in peak periods (school holidays).

Rowing boats

Hire rowing boats, suitable for up to six people.

Rowing boat hire prices:

1 or 2 people, for 1 hour: £22.50

3 or 4 people, for 1 hour: £27.50

5 or 6 people, for 1 hour: £32.50

Please note children under 14 require adult supervision.


Hire a sit on top single kayak for one person, a double kayak for 2 people, triple kayaks suitable for 2 adults and 1 child. Minimum age 14 for single Kayak. 

Kayak hire prices:

Single kayak (1 person) for 1 hour: £17.50

Double kayak (2 people) for 1 hour: £27.50

Triple kayak (2 adults and 1 child) for 1 hour: £32.50

Please note children under 14 require adult supervision.


Hire Canadian canoes for up to 2 adults and 1 child. The person signing responsibility for the Canoe must have previous experience of Canadian Canoe's. 

Canoe hire prices:

1 or 2 people for 1 hour: £22.50

2 adults and a child for 1 hour: £27.50

Please note children under 14 require adult supervision.

Motor Boats

Hire motor boats for two to five people. Minimum age of 16 required to drive.

Motor boat hire prices:

1 or 2 people for 1 hour: £30

4 or 5 people for 1 hour: £40

Stand up paddle boards

Hire a paddle board. Age 14+ only. 

SUP hire prices:

1 person for 1 hour: £17.50

Please note children under 14 require adult supervision.

For private hire and parties, or any other questions please call 015394 46601

Dogs are welcome 

Well behaved dogs are welcome on our boats and paddle sports providing they are cleaned up after if necessary, not tied to anything in the boat and you are comfortable with them being on board with you.

Please note we cannot guarantee a parking space in our car park, so please leave plenty of time to park elsewhere (details here) but we try to give priority to those pre-booked onto an activity.


We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel your booking before a 48 hour notice period of the activities start date you are entitled to a refund. No refunds will be given if the 48 hour notice period has ended. If your cancellation falls before a 24 hour notice period of the activities start date your booking can be rearranged but not refunded. No refunds will be given due to rain or bad weather unless we cancel the activities ourselves due to extreme weather such as extreme wind and thunder.