Opening times

Boat and bike hire:

10am - 5pm

Bluebird Café:

Open for takeaway only

Getting here

Coniston Boating Centre
Lake Road, Coniston
Cumbria LA21 8AN

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Its great to be welcoming you back! Find out how we're keeping everyone safe at Coniston Boating Centre.

Motor boat hire in the Lake District

Welcome back!

Keeping you safe

We have put a few measures in place to ensure the safety of our staff and customers:

  • Online bookings only.
  • New safe distance queuing system.
  • Contact-free check-in at kiosk.
  • Contact-free safety briefings.
  • Every boat is sanitised between each trip.
  • Every buoyancy aid is sanitised between each use.
  • The public toilets here are open.
  • We have a staggered booking process to avoid crowds.
  • We are only hiring motor boats for 1 hour maximum this season.

Government guidelines

When can recreational boating take place?

From the 8th March self drive day hire of boats is permitted for the purpose of open air recreation in a public outdoor place (the vessel must be open air) for single household/bubble only. From the 29th March self drive day hire of boats is permitted for 6 people / 2 households per boat if the vessel is open air.

Take a moment to relax on one of our electric motor boats

If you’ve come to the lakes to have a relaxing time with family and friends then our electric motor boats or the perfect way to make memorable moments. Our hire boats are easy to steer meaning that anyone (including our four legged friends) can steer them around Coniston Water.

Plus with a backdrop as epic as The Old Man of Coniston and Grizedale forest, there is no better place in the Lake District to enjoy the freedom of driving your own speed boat.

What you will need

  • Buoyancy aid*
  • A brief instruction before hire*
  • Clothing and footwear you don't mind getting wet, our boats are covered, but it better not ve caught out be the Lake District weather.
  • Hot weather - suncream and a bottle of water (it happens, sometimes)
  • Cold weather - warm clothing, a change of clothes and extra snacks (it happens, a lot of the time)
  • We suggest bringing a mobile phone in case of emergencies, dry bags can be purchased from our shop
  • A waterproof jacket and trousers would also be recommended

*We provide these for you.

Please book in advance to guarantee availability. During busy times the site gets very busy, please arrive with plenty of time before your booking to find a parking space, more parking is available in Coniston Village.

Motor boat hire charges

We are only hiring motor boats for 1 hour maximum this season. Online bookings only.

  • 1 or 2 people: £30
  • 3 or 4 people: £40
  • 5 or 6 people: £45

Book online

Book your boat hire today using our secure booking system.

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

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