Island Explorer

Sail from Luss through Loch Lomond’s island jewels and visit the beautiful Inchcailloch –‘Isle of the Cowled Woman’.

Explore our ‘treasure’ island and picnic or bbq on its peaceful shores, refreshments can be purchased in Luss Village Shop or Seafood Hamper from the Luss Seafood Bar.

Inchcailloch on the Highland Boundary Fault is one of the hidden gems in the National Park with something for everyone. Time ashore for a picnic on the beach; woodland walks.  Departure times allow for half or full day on this ‘Famous Five’ adventure island.

On this cruise you can explore the special habitats of this National Nature Reserve. The island supports wildlife including otter and fallow deer, as well as native and migrant birds including woodpecker, siskin, gold crest, crossbill, osprey and even capercaillie, to name but a few.

Saint Kentigerna supposedly set up a nunnery here and was buried on the island in 734 AD – hence its name. Take a gentle stroll and see what else you can find in the Burial Ground via Coffin Valley.

Choice of return times back to Luss:

Luss Inchcailloch Inchcailloch Luss
10:00 10:45 12:15 / 14:00 13:00 / 14:45
11:30 12:15 14:00 / 15:30 14:45 / 16:15
13:15 14:00 15:30 16:15

 

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Something special for your trip

We have a selection of treats available for pre-purchase for your cruise to make your trip on the Loch extra special.


Hot Drink & Shortbread

Treat yourself onboard to a tea or coffee and shortbread.

£2.50 each

Tea / Coffee & Tunnocks

Cup of tea / coffee with Scotland's national favourite biscuit or teacake

£1.95 each

Soft Drink & Crisps

Can / carton of juice with a bag of crisps

£2.00 each

Rob Roy Whisky Coffee

A cup of coffee with a wee dram

£2.50 each

Brandy Hot Chocolate

A warming hot chocolate with brandy

£2.50 each

Loch Lomond Ale

Award-winning ales from a local micro-brewery

£4.00 each

Help Conserve Our Park

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is a beautiful place. If you'd like to help it stay beautiful, please consider a £1 donation to Friends of Loch Lomond the the Trossachs, who work tirelessly to nurture, develop and make the best of the Park.


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Departs from Luss

Available from 21st August 2018 to 4th November 2018.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A selection of commonly asked questions follows. If you have a query that is not answered below then please contact us for further information.  

When do the cruises and waterbus services operate?

Our services run daily between March 23rd and October 28th 2018, however you can check the availability calendar on each page for more details.

What is included in a Family Ticket?

Family Ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children aged between 5-16 years.  For families with 2 adults and 3 children please add £3.00 and call to book.

Where can we buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online; Tarbet Ticket Office; VisitScotland Information Centres, Luss Shops (Luss cruises only), Balmaha Village Shop and @ Helensburgh shop.

Is there parking?

There is ample parking at all departure points.

Are there toilets on board?

Yes there are toilets at all departure points and on board each vessel.

Are cruises and the waterbus child friendly?

All children are very welcome.

Is there any concession offered?

Yes there is a £1 reduction on concession on the adult fare.

Can you take bikes on board?

Yes, bikes are welcome. We have racks on board – there is a charge of £1 per bike.

Can we take our dog on the cruise?

Yes, well-behaved dogs are welcome on board free of charge but must be kept under control at all times. At Rowardennan and on Inchcailloch Island advice from National Park is to keep your dog under close control especially during the breeding season (1 April to 1 August).

Is a commentary offered?

There is live, informative commentary on all cruises with translations offered.

Are there refreshments available?

There are full bar facilities on board with tea, coffee and snacks also available.

Do the boats have safety equipment on board?

All vessels are fully Marine Coastguard Agency compliant and have open reversible life-rafts and lifejackets for everyone on board, including infant lifejackets.

Do the vessels have disabled access?

Cruise Loch Lomond strives to offer assistance to passengers with reduced mobility. Please state your specific needs at the time of booking and contact us for additional information.

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