Our Explorer cruises offer a 'hop off' experience where you can visit the often quieter destinations around the loch.
Inchcailloch Island is truly magical at this time of year, between April and May the forest floor is carpeted in bluebells. With easy walks around the island it's an ideal day out for families with little ones.
Picnic at the pretty beach at Port Bawn taking in the views across to Inchfad. Walk up to the summit for truly outstanding views across Loch Lomond, some visitors have even voted the view the best in Scotland!
Look out for fallow deer, woodpeckers, osprey and wild geese. There is a compost toilet at Port Bawn but no running water. With no bins on the island please take all rubbish home with you.
With boats leaving daily from Tarbet, Inversnaid is very accessible with only a 30 minute crossing. With the famous West Highland Way Walk crossing in front of the hotel you can choose left or right to walk part of its route.
Right takes you past the Arklet waterfalls and onto pretty little beaches and woodland. There are a few ups and downs on this rocky path so best to take suitable footwear.
If you take a left this will lead you through the Inversnaid Nature Reserve, owned and maintained by the RSPB. Beautiful ancient oaklands sweep down the banks to the loch shore, look out for our resident osprey and wild mountain goats!
At the old boat shed you will see a sign for the start of the nature trail which takes you up to a clearing where you will see fine views across to the Arrochar Alps.
Enjoy a well deserved drink at the Inversnaid Hotel before your return cruise back to Tarbet.
From the village of Balmaha on the eastern shore, take a cruise to Luss, a pretty conservation village on the western shore of Loch Lomond. With time ashore for lunch and a walk, enjoy the walks along the riverside and Luss beach. A new playpark for the kids and a faerie trail to explore it's a great destination for families.
From Luss you can take a cruise to Balmaha on the eastern shore. A short 10 minute walk from the jetty around the bay you'll arrive at the Oak Tree Inn, a fabulous place for lunch and drinks.
The National Park Visitor Centre is directly opposite in the main car park. If you're feeling active then Conic Hill is a great walk for families, access it from the back of the car park and head up through the forest (look out for red squirrel) and then head up to the first flat clearing for fantastic views over Loch Lomond.
Another steep short climb will see you at the summit and it's all worth it for those views! Suitable for families and active kids.