We are now open for 2022 season.

Boat hire is now available to book – see the book now button at the bottom right of the page.

The cafe is open 7 days a week until Sept.

Opening Times can be found here


Set in a stunning and convenient location, Nichol End Marine lies on the western shore of beautiful Derwentwater, in the scenic Lake District. The lake is home to many delightful bays, beaches and islands, just waiting for you to explore; and is surrounded by mountains and valleys, with some of the best walks in the Lake District.

We offer boat hire and have a cafe with beautiful views over the lake. Our clients enjoy a happy, safe and relaxing environment with unrivalled scenery in which to enjoy their first or regular adventures on the lake.

Kayak Hire

Single, Double, Trio or Quad Kayaks are a great way to have fun, share family adventures or get fit while exploring the beauty of Derwentwater.

Paddleboard Hire

Gliding gracefully across the water or toppling in with much hilarity…paddle boarding increases in popularity every year. Multiple sized boards available.

Canoe Hire

Fast enough to explore the lake and raftable for family adventures, canoeing remains a favourite way to explore the stunning scenery.

Rowing Boat Hire

From first date to family adventures, a rowing boat is a stable way to have fun on the lake whilst staying dry (unless it’s raining of course)

Sailing Boat Hire

Enjoy the pleasure of sailing across the water with the wind in your hair in a wayfarer, topaz or laser sailing dinghy.

Sailing experience is essential


Delicious freshly baked scones and cakes, hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams

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Opening Times

Until 11th Sept 2022. We plan to open 7 days a week. June Weekdays: 9.30am – 5.30pm July & Aug Weekdays: 9am – 6pm Weekends: 9am – 6pm Winter 2022 – 2023 This is a long way off, but the plan is to open the cafe on weekends. Autumn will depend on staffing and weather.

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About us

Nichol End is a family business right on the shores of Derwentwater. We offer Moorings, Boat hire and freshly made cake and scones in our cafe.

Opening Times

Cafe and Hire now open.

9.30am to 5.30pm

7 days a week

Contact us

Nichol End Marine,

Portinscale, Keswick, CA12 5TY


017687 73082

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