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Enjoy a short pleasure trip of approximately 20 minutes and take in the views of Harewood House and Walled Garden on-board their boat, The Capability.  The Capability sets sail for tours of the Lake on weekends, bank holidays and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during school holidays.


Boat rides are charged at £3 per person or £10 for a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children). Charges apply to both Harewood Members and general visitors.

Please note that in adverse weather conditions, unfortunately the boat is unable to sail.

How can I book?

The Capability departs from the jetty in the Bird Garden and payment is taken by the Boat Skipper on the day. Please note, it is cash only at the jetty or you can pay by card in the Courtyard Information Centre.

Health and Safety Information

  • The Boat Skipper is responsible for the safety of all passengers. Passengers may be refused access to the boat at the Skippers’ discretion.
  • Please take care when alighting and disembarking from the boat
  • The vessel is not suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams.
  • Children under 12 years old must wear a buoyancy aid.
  • Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dogs are not permitted.
  • Please be seated in the chairs allocated by the Skipper.
  • Please note the boat can facilitate a maximum of 10 people per trip.
  • No bulky items such as large bags are permitted.
  • All valuables should be stored safely and are taken on the boat at your own risk.
  • Please listen carefully to the safety briefing by the Skipper.
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