EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE CHARTERS
ULLSWATER, THE LAKE DISTRICT
What better way to host your perfect celebration, than hiring one of our vessels, to set sail on England’s most beautiful lake, within the heart of this spectacular valley.
Welcome Ullswater ‘Steamers’ celebrate over 150 years sailing on England’s most beautiful lake. We have ﬁve vessels operating on Ullswater; Lady of the Lake, originally launched in 1877, Raven, launched in 1889, Lady Dorothy joined us in 2001, Lady Wakeﬁeld in 2007 and our latest addition, Western Belle in 2010. All of our ‘Ladies’ have a story to tell and quite unique features. They provide a variety of options for private charters to match your exact requirements. Why not opt for our upgrade package, offering up to 60 guests a sparkling wine reception. Remember we are more than happy to show you around to ensure you chose the right vessel for your occasion. Celebrate with us today.
Landscape Ullswater is referred to as England’s most beautiful lake and for those of you who have been lucky enough to visit, it is not hard to see why. The lake runs a serpentine course in three reaches with Helvellyn crowning the plateau at the head of the lake; at 3,117ft it is England’s third highest mountain. Its dramatic landscape is shaped by the three distinctive rock types: the rugged Borrowdale Volcanics, smoothness of the Skiddaw Slates and gentler curves of the Limestone hills.
Romantic Insight This landscape has inspired poets and writers for centuries; perhaps one of the most famous poems in the English language, ‘The Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth, was penned after a walk along the lakeshore near Glencoyne. These daffodils still frequent the shore in the springtime. Ullswater was hugely signiﬁcant for Wordsworth and his work here shaped some of the key ideas behind Romanticism.
Charter Packages Set sail with us and truly celebrate your occasion with a cruise on one of our vessels. We have two hour and one hour charter** packages available. For corporate packages full-day and half-day hire options are available in addition to evening pier-side charters. For full details and charter options, please contact us, full information is available on our website along with reservation forms. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Take advantage of our upgrade options for Charters, vessels can be decorated with garlands on request, subject to a nominal charge*. DIAMOND UPGRADE enjoy a sparkling reception for up to 60 guests £75* WINTER WONDERLAND mulled wine and mince pies for 30 guests £75* GARLAND DECORATION available on request, surcharge of £50**
Please note hire charges are based on Glenridding departures. Pooley Bridge and Howtown departures are subject to a surcharge dependant on the time of day and vessel required. Contact us to arrange a show around ensuring you choose the right vessel for your occasion. *Subject to availability, one upgrade per charter **Subject to operational restrictions
Raven Launched on the 16th July, 1889, the largest of our traditional vessels, directly inspired by the tour operator Thomas Cook. CD/MP3 compatible soundsystem.
With buffet catering and dancing 90 people With no catering 120 people With no catering or dancing 150 people Hire Charges: Two Hours £935, **One Hour £700
Lady of the Lake
With no catering or dancing 100 people
Launched on the 26th June, 1877 she is believed to be the oldest working passenger vessel in the world. She has a small, cosy saloon and bar area.
Hire Charges: Two Hours £835, **One Hour £625
With buffet catering and/or dancing 70 people
The ﬂagship of the ‘Belle’ nonemcluture, launched on the River Tamar in 1935 and joined us in 2010. CD/MP3 compatible soundsystem.
Lady Wakeﬁeld Built in 1949, fully restored and renamed by HRH Princess Alexandra in 2007, she retains the heritage feel of our other traditional vessels. CD/MP3 compatible soundsystem.
With no catering or dancing 100 people Hire Charges: Two Hours £835, **One Hour £625
With seated catering 45 people With buffet catering and/or dancing 60 people With no catering or dancing 90 people Hire Charges: Two Hours £835, **One Hour £625
With no catering or dancing 40 people
The smallest member of our ﬂeet and suitable for a cruise, educational lectures or a small buffet, for safety reasons drinks onboard are served in plastic glasses.
With catering but no dancing 25 people Hire Charges: Two Hours £700, **One Hour £525
Wedding Packages Welcome your guests onboard as you set sail for a magical cruise, on Ullswater, without doubt one of the most spectacular settings for your celebration. You may choose from one of our approved caterers, we can also recommend entertainment options for your guests and a photographic backdrop that is second to none. To make your charter complete ask about our Diamond, Winter Wonderland and Garland upgrade options to match the seasons.* Why not try one of our famous walks connected to the ‘Steamer’ routes the day after the wedding or the day before? Group rates apply dependant on numbers, on scheduled services only.
Celebration Packages Whatever the occasion, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or engagements we can cater for all your requirements. Cut your cake onboard or simply enjoy the views. It is not just wedding celebrations that we cater for, our classic vessels make us perfect for any occasion. Our heritage vessels Lady of the Lake and Raven provide the perfect setting for that ruby anniversary or what about our little Lady Dorothy for those children’s parties – hire a magician or request Sammy Squirrel to attend!
Corporate Packages We understand the integral role that corporate hospitality plays in developing beneﬁcial business relationships with clients and staff. Our aim is to help you achieve and surpass your company aspirations on any event you choose. Every event requires meticulous planning whether it is a product launch, corporate entertainment, book signing, or one of our delegate activity packages tailored to your exact requirements. All packages we sell are carefully chosen to deliver quality, reliability and above all a ﬁrst class experience for the client and guests. Prices from £1000 for a full-day hire and £500 for a half-day. Contact us for more information.
Special Days For smaller groups why not try our Ladies that Lunch packages, enjoy a champagne lunch at a host of venues around the lakeshore and combine it with our regular sailings or pre-book champagne to have onboard. Group rates apply dependant on numbers in your party, on scheduled services only. For full itinerary options visit our website or call us on 017684 82229 *Subject to availability, one upgrade per charter
Places to Visit The spectacular Ullswater Valley, where the foothills of Helvellyn rise from the lakeshore and the legend of King Arthur remains untold.
destination, for sublime natural beauty with some of the most spectacular and dramatic scenery to be found in England.
Ullswater, often compared to the likes of Lake Lucerne and referred to as Englandâ€™s most beautiful lake is simply the perfect
For more detailed information on our history and the local area visit our website www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk
AIRA FORCE A mountain stream of considerable volume, comes tumbling down the Aira Glen in a series of exquisitely beautiful cascades before it tumbles some 70ft into the chasm beneath.
QUINTESSENTIAL VILLAGES Askham, one of Cumbriaâ€™s prettiest villages, a walk back over Askham Fell affords spectacular views of Ullswater and Helvellyn, on clear days you can see the Scottish Borders and the Yorkshire Dales.
LOCAL HOTEL INFORMATION For a full list of accommodation providers visit www.ullswater.com Glenridding Hotel 017684 82228 www.bw-glenriddinghotel.co.uk Inn on the Lake 017684 82444 www.innonthelakeullswater.com Leeming House Hotel 0870 400 8131 www.macdonald-hotels.co.uk North Lakes Hotel 01768 868111 www.northlakeshotel.com Patterdale Hotel 017684 82231 www.patterdalehotel.co.uk Rampsbeck Country House Hotel 017684 86442 www.rampsbeck.co.uk Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel 017684 86301 www.sharrowbay.co.uk
BRONZE AGE STONE CIRCLE Moor Divock is rich in antiquities dating to the Early Bronze Age. The ‘Cockpit’ is the largest of several monuments found on the moor with a diameter of 25m.
EXPLORE MARTINDALE AND FUSEDALE One of Lakeland’s least visited yet most stunning valleys. Martindale is a real hidden gem and home to one of the oldest Red Deer herds in England.
VISIT THE CHURCHES The thirteenth century church of St Martin’s. A place described by Wordsworth as “the chapel, with its bare ring of mossy wall” and “single yew tree”. The Yew Tree in question is believed to be in the region of 1,300 years old.
Terms & Conditions 1 Payment a) The booking will be secured when the Company receives the completed booking form and 50% deposit. b) The balance of hire is due 8 weeks before the charter. c) For bespoke charters and/or activity days, the ﬁnal number of guests must be conﬁrmed 10 days prior to the event. d) We do not provide credit onboard for the bar. If you wish to run credit, a valid credit card must be supplied in advance. 2 Passengers a) The number of passengers shall not exceed the numbers stated for the appropriate boat and type of hire. b) Adult supervision for minors shall be provided by the applicant as required by the Company. c) The hire is for members of the party and guests only. Tickets may not be sold to the general public. d) No stiletto heels may be worn onboard – please inform your guests. e) Smoking is not allowed on board the boat or on the piers. f) Passengers may only board and disembark via the gangway. g) It is the responsibility of the applicant to communicate 2b, d,e & f to all membersof their party. h) If you wish to throw confetti please do so on the pier, the ramp to the pier house, or in the car park area. i) Pier side charters are subject to restriction, for health & safety reasons passengers are not allowed to leave the vessel unless authorised by the skipper. The times for these charters must be adhered to and passengers must ﬁnish the charter when instructed to do so. Failure to comply may result in a surcharge of £500 to cover excess costs. 3 Cancellation a) The Company may cancel or alter the charter in the event of emergency, breakdown, strike, cancellation for bad weather or, for any other reason outside its control, without being liable for any loss or damage. b) On cancellation by the Company as in 3a above, the Company will refund the total amount paid to date. If weather conditions allow charters will continue by the Pier a 20% refund will be issued to the hirer. c) The deposit will not be refunded if the Applicant cancels the charter. If the cancellation is less than 14 days before the charter then the full charge will apply. d) The Captain of the vessel may cancel the charter and land any passengers if in his opinion their conduct is such as to endanger themselves, the vessel the crew or any other persons or property. There will be no refund of the cost. 4 The Company a) Will have the boat prepared for music and buffet if conﬁrmed in writing as marked above.
5 Company’s Right a) The Company reserves the right for any of its personnel to board the vessel during the charter. b) All electrical equipment to be used on board must have a current/in date portable appliance test certiﬁcate. We can issue these in advance of your charter. 6 Alcohol a) No alcohol may be taken onboard the vessel, except by prior written agreement. A corkage charge is then applicable. 7 Loss or damage a) The Applicant will be responsible for any loss or damage occasioned to the vessel or the Company by any member of the party. Visit our website for detailed wheelchair access information. Finishing Times for Charters We are unable to sail after dark so the vessel must return to the Pier by the following times. Please note these times are approximate. It is possible to continue charters alongside the Pier after dark**. January & February: 16:00 March: 2nd 18:15, 9th 18:30, 16th 18:45, 23rd 19:00, 30th 20:30 April: 6th 20:45, 13th 21:00, 20th 21:15, 27th 21:30 May: 4th 21:45, 11th – 25th 22:00 June & July: 22:00 August: 3rd 21:45, 10th 21:15, 17th - 24th 20:45, 31st 20:15 September: 7th 20:00, 14th 19:45, 21st 19:30, 28th 19:00 October: 17:00 November & December: 16:00 **Subject to operational restrictions
Contact Details Glenridding Pier House, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0US Tel : 017684 82229 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk