Fun on the water

What better way to explore Loch Lomond & The Trossachs than by water? On Loch Lomond itself, as well as many of the other lochs in the National Park there are cruises and water sport activities available. Here is our guide to some of the most popular services. 

Water based activities across Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

Cruises and Water Buses

For a touch of history head to Trossachs Pier and sail on Loch Katrine, on board the SS Sir Walter Scot Steamship. Daily cruises go to Stronachlachar, where you can visit The Pier Cafe for something to eat and drink.

Sweeney's Cruises have been serving Loch Lomond since the late 1800's and today run regular cruise sailings from Loch Lomond Shores and Balloch. On board you can hear commentary by historian and TV presenter Neil Oliver. They also run a series of water bus services connecting Balloch and Luss along with Balmaha and Luss.

Cruise Loch Lomond is another long established Loch Lomond business. Based in Tarbet they offer a wide range of cruises and services, with live commentary. Their regular water bus services connect the communities of Rowardennan, Luss, Inveruglas, Inversnaid, Balmaha and Inchcailloch Island. New for Summer 2018 are daily cruises from Balmaha, around Loch Lomond's beautiful islands. 

Balmaha Boat Yard provide the short ferry ride from Balmaha to Inchcailloch Island. They also run the iconic Post Boat cruise, delivering mail to the residents of Loch Lomond's islands (contact for sailing dates). Balmaha Boat Yard's sailings are in beautiful wooden boats. 

Calmac operate the Dunoon Ferry ferry service from Gourock in Inverclyde to Dunoon. This is a great way to reach Loch Lomond & The Trossachs and a chance to explore the Argyll Forest and Cowal Peninsula. Look out for summer visiting dates of the Waverley Steamship to Dunoon and Blairmore and enjoy a sailing experience on the worlds last seagoing paddle steamer. 

Check boat operators websites in advance for latest routes, timetables and fares. Watch the videos below to find out more: 

VIDEO - Sweeneys Cruises, Loch Lomond


VIDEO - Balmaha Boatyard Story

VIDEO - Maid of the Loch Crowdfunding Appeal

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