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Beautiful large dinghy sailing in Swallows & Amazons setting

The dinghy offered is a Hawk 20, a large and stable day sailer. It has no cabin so you are exposed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte N
Tring, England, United Kingdom
Own the boat for an hour!!

The best way to enjoy the lakes would be to ride on your own boat, but not everyone is so lucky and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“booked online”(9 reviews)
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Lake Road, Coniston LA21 8EW, England
+44 15394 41366
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really glad to get out on the lake on a beautiful day. Was a bit pricey. £40 for an hour. Boat looked great........ ......sadly it was electric. So slow it was unbelievable Geoff!! As a result the steering and overall handling was dreadful. The scenery...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dinghy offered is a Hawk 20, a large and stable day sailer. It has no cabin so you are exposed to the elements but it is a joy to sail, comfortable, sturdy and safe. Very friendly staff and a great handover.

Thank Charlotte N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best way to enjoy the lakes would be to ride on your own boat, but not everyone is so lucky and Coniston boating service comes to our rescue. Hire a boat of self ride and you wont regret the experience, if the weather is...More

Thank columbus0909
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

He hired an electric boat for 2 hours for 6 of us (and a dog). The kids loved it when it got abit choppy! We took a picnic on and ate it as we were explored the length of Coniston. Very nice boats and the...More

Thank markbobhawkett
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The sun came out and so we hired a boat What a laugh Lovely scenery Was choppy at 6 miles per hour Made you think what it would be like at 300mph in Bluebird

Thank 603ross
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Booked online, turned up and off we went for 2 hours. Great scenery. We felt it was good value for four of us.

Thank 44GLo
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We decided to hire a rowing boat. As it was busy they did not have any free so we had to book one for an hour or so later. We came back at the allotted time and it was ready. We had a really good...More

Thank acs1984
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We found this boating centre by chance and were undecided whether to take a boat out. Another couple told us it was good fun so we went for it! I'm very surprised to read poor reviews as we found it to be excellent. The staff...More

1  Thank Teresa T
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Great place to visit, not sure why it gets some poor reviews we went there on a Friday in August (summer holidays) and every think was available to hire at very fair prices, great staff, great location, great day with the kids and wife, thanks

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 15 July 2018

As a last minute activity to add to our week holiday in the Southern Lakes, we decided to hire a boat for a few hours to chug up and down a lake. We opted for Coniston Boating Centre located on the bank of Coniston Water...More

1  Thank DMFL76
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29 May 2018|
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Response from Lauren B | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, you’d have to enquire directly! Sorry!
4 January 2018|
Response from Simon W | Reviewed this property |
It would appear to be open from 10-4 every day for boat and bike hire, but it might be worth phoning to check if travelling specially.
Julie P
13 August 2017|
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Response from Tracy B | Reviewed this property |
Hi we saw a number of people hiring various and none had wet suits