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Welcome to

Nichol End Marine...

 We are a family run business right on the edge of Derwentwater.  

For the visitor we offer boat hire, tuition and a cafe.  We have lots of nice walks on the doorstep and are also on the Keswick Launch route. We are particularly family friendly, and we cater to passing walkers and families on holiday as well as the more usual groups - every year we welcome numerous group of all ages including schools, youth clubs, scouts, church outings, stag parties and large family groups, who return year after year. We are licensed by the AALA and have many experienced instructors available, should your group require tuition.  You can also arrange a fun day (or longer) with various activities including raft building, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing.  In the holiday periods we try and ensure that there is always an instructor available to take last minute bookings from families on holiday.

For the boat owner we offer permanent moorings, holiday moorings, a chandlery, rigging service, engine and boat repair workshop.  We are an authorised Suzuki dealer.  The cafe and boat hire is very popular with boat owners as well!

Nichol End is open every day (apart from Christmas Day) for home cooking and baking. We also open late in the summer months so you can enjoy a relaxed supper after a day’s activities, or even a relaxing paddle on the lake in the evening when (almost) everyone else has gone home.