Opening times

Boat and bike hire:

10.00am - 4.00pm

Bluebird Café:

9.30am - 4.00pm

Getting here

Coniston Boating Centre
Lake Road, Coniston
Cumbria LA21 8AN

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Boat hire

Boat hire is bookable now for February 2024.

There's lots of boat hire to choose from! Let our electric motor boats take the strain. Or maybe you'd like to row, row, row your boat in our rowing boats? All well behaved dogs are welcome on board. Woof!

Try out sit on top kayaks, open Canadian canoes and have fun splashing about on paddle boards.

Please note we offer 1 hour maximum hire for motor boats and rowing boats, this is to keep all the hire boats at one end of the lake so we can provide safety cover.

Dogs are welcome

Dog on jetty

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.

Motor boats

Motor boats for hire online at Coniston in the Lake District

Seat up to 6 people in one of our motor boats whilst you explore the beautiful scenery Coniston Water has to offer.

Motor boat hire prices and online booking

Rowing boats

Coniston Water is one of the Lake District's most beautiful lakes and there's no better way to take it all in than by rowing boat!

Rowing boat hire prices and online booking

Open canoes

Seating 2 people the open canoe is a great way to enjoy the lake with friends and family. Canadian canoes can only be hired out to 2 people per boat.

Open canoe hire prices and online booking

Paddle boards

Paddle boards for hire in the Lake District

Fancy testing your balance out? Paddle boards are great fun - show off, paddle off, and possibly fall off!

Paddleboard hire prices and online booking

Kayak hire

Coniston kayak hire

Explore Coniston Water at your own pace in our kayaks

Kayak hire prices and online booking

Where to go

From the water you can see magnificent views of The Old Man of Coniston mountain. Cruise past John Ruskin's house at Brantwood or head south towards Peel Island. Take a look at the Coniston lake users' guide leaflet (PDF) and Coniston map (PDF).

Safety equipment

Every boat hire includes instruction from one of our trained staff. Safety equipment such as buoyancy aids is also covered.

For more information, please call us on 015394 41366 or email us at

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