Keswick Launch

See the Spectacular Scenery of Derwentwater by Launch!

Welcome to the Keswick Launch Company. Located on the lake shore of Derwentwater near to the Lakeland market town of Keswick, the launch company offers Lake District cruises around Derwentwater throughout the year.

The launches start their journey from the Keswick boat landings and cruise around the lake stopping at seven lakeshore jetties where you may embark or join the various boats. Alternatively, stay on the boat and enjoy the 50 minute trip around Derwentwater. Click here for a map of the lake and stopping off points. (Hawse End for the foot of Catbells)

Use our around the lake tickets to either hop on and off the launch at any of the 7 landing stages or stay onboard for a 50 minute trip around beautiful Derwentwater, Queen of the English Lakes

Lake District Walks

Keswick launches are a fantastic and convenient way to explore the Northern Lake District. Buy an explorer ticket and hop on and off the boats, click here

Self Drive Motor Boats and Rowing Boats

We hire rowing boats and self drive motor boats from the Keswick boat landings. Boats are hired on an hourly or half-hourly basis. Click here


Group Bookings

We welcome bookings from walking groups, schools, universities and clubs. Please view our page on group bookings and contact us with any questions. Click here

Special Occasions

Thinking of some special way to mark a special occasion? Consider the hire of a launch for a wedding party, birthday trip, anniversary or other, click here

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This project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas with Defra as the managing authority