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.

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…paddleboarding increases in popularity every year. Multiple sized boards available.

Canoe Hire

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

Rowing Boat Hire

Is there anything more romantic than sharing a rowing boat and a picnic in stunning surroundings?

Sailing Boat Hire

Experience the joy of sailing across the water with the wind in your hair.


When you need to refuel between adventures

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Covid Update 18 July 2021

Like many others, we can’t wait for this whole situation to be over and for life to return to normal. Now that the government has given us more responsibility in deciding what precautions to take, we have many things to consider. First and foremost – the safety of our staff and customers is our top…

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Sailing briefing – What you need to know!

Please note all sailing is an ‘assumed-risk’ activity. You are responsible for your own actions, the following guidance has been provided to give you the most enjoyable and safe experience possible. Sailing – Top Tips! Before you go:- Listen to our staff, ask questions if there is anything you are unsure of. If it’s your…

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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

From Thursday 29 April to 31 August 2021:-

Opens 12 noon on Thu 29th April.

Weekdays: 9.30 – 5.30

Weekends & holidays: 9.00 – 6.00

Contact us

Nichol End Marine,

Portinscale, Keswick, CA12 5TY


017687 73082

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