The lakes are ideal for sailing, canoeing or just cruising about. Derwent Water and Ullswater both have launch services with various landing points. Rowing boats can be hired on nearby Derwent Water.
Keswick launch serves 8 stops on Derwent Water.
Ullswater steamers provides excellent views of the delightful shore of Ullswater.
Further afield is Windermere Lake Cruises.
Sailing or canoeing on Derwent Water – try Nichol End Marine or Derwentwater Marina (also does ghyll scrambling).