Opening times

10am til dark.

We are closed on:
Christmas Eve
Christmas day
Boxing day
New Years Eve
New Years day

Welcome to Coniston Boating Centre

Come and hire electric motor boats, rowing boats which seat up to six, canoes and kayaks, sailing boats and bikes from the shores of England's loveliest lake.

Have a great family day out, enjoying excellent food at the Bluebird café or bring your own picnic! The adventure starts here.

Book online

You can book boat and bike hire online through our secure online booking system.

A great lakeshore location

Just half a mile from Coniston village. Walk, arrive by launch, the Steam Yacht Gondola or pay to park.

Map of Coniston Water


Cumbria floods update

Coniston Boating Centre and the Bluebird Café are both now open. Boat and bike hire are both available at the Boating Centre - but please ring us on 015394 41366 to check the availability of bike sizes. For the latest update from Lake District National Park, visit the Cumbria floods update page.

Christmas opening

We will be closed on Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 December, and Thursday 31 December to Friday 1 January

Map with location of boat hire and bike hire at Coniston Boating Centre