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Welcome the The Keswick Launch Company

Welcome to the Keswick Launch Company website. 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.

See Summer Timetable page (left) for fares

Group Bookings
We welcome bookings from weddings, walking groups, schools, universities and clubs. Please view our page on group bookings and contact us with any questions
Father Christmas Cruises!

Meet Father Christmas on board! All children will receive a present, whilst Mums and Dads enjoy Sherry and Mince Pies! (3 Weekends Prior to Christmas)

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Lake District Walks
Keswick launches are a fantastic and convenient way to explore the Northern Lake District. Buy and explorer ticket and hop on and off the boats - click here for more
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
Launch on Derwentwater

This website is dedicated to the memory of George W. Hodgson, O.B.E., a good friend of the Lake District and its younger visitors especially, a former Mayor of Keswick and a tireless worker for the R.A.F. Association.

George was Managing Director of Keswick Launch on Derwentwater Company from 1975 - 1996

George Hodgson OBE

Keswick Launch Company, 29 Manor Park, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5AB  Tel: 017687 72263 
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