Great opportunities to explore and learn about the natural habitats and abundance of wildlife. Whether visiting the Inversnaid Reserve – ‘one of the best places in the UK for wildlife’ (RSPB) or catching a Waterbus to the Natural Nature Reserve on Inchcailloch Island – Cruise Loch Lomond offers memorable wildlife experiences.
You can explore the special habitats of this National Nature Reserve, including musty mosses, intriguing fungi and important trees, such as Scots pine and Atlantic oak. The island supports a rich biodiversity of wildlife including insects, invertebrates and mammals, such as otter and fallow deer. Native and migrant birds abound including woodpecker, siskin, gold crest, crossbill, osprey and even capercaillie, to name but a few.
The RSPB will provide you with unique insights into the abundant birdlife at the special reserve near Inversnaid, starting from Tarbet Pier.
The RSPB will provide a guided cruise and walk with unique views over oak woodland to Loch Lomond. Catch sight of summer migrants like pied flycatcher or peek a pine marten. Wood warblers could sing you songs while ravens watch from the hill. If you’re lucky, golden eagles can be glimpsed above the tree-tops with black- and red-throated divers skimming the Loch in the early morning mist. Our RSPB cruise/walk requires moderate fitness levels and sturdy walking shoes or boots (insect repellent is recommended also); afterwards, you can lunch (not included) prior to the cruise returning to Tarbet.