Island Explorer

Sail from Luss around pretty islands, passing the narrows of Loch Lomond and disembark at Inchcailloch, our very own ‘Treasure Island!’

PLEASE NOTE; 11.30 SAILING SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER NOW FULL

Perfect for families this island is small enough for little ones to explore by foot. Keep your eyes peeled for otter, fallow deer, woodpecker and osprey. Pack a towel as there are paddling opportunities from the beach at Port Bawn.

With two walking routes which can be enjoyed separately or together, each path takes 30-45 minutes. Take your time and enjoy the view!

This cruise departs from Luss at 10am, 11.30am and 1.15pm.
The return journey departs from Inchcailloch Island at 12.15pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm.

Walking Guide

 

 


Food

Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy lunch on the beach. Please remember to take all your rubbish home, there are no refuse bins on the island.

Short Walks

Perfect for short walks around the island, visit the graveyard and ‘coffin valley’ or paddle at the beach.

Facilities

There is a compostable National Park toilet close to Port Bawn, free to use.

Pets

Dogs welcome on all cruises.

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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.


Tea / Coffee & Tunnocks

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

£2.00 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

£3.00 each

Brandy Hot Chocolate

A warming hot chocolate with brandy

£3.00 each

Loch Lomond Ale

Award-winning ales from a local micro-brewery

£5.00 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 25th October 2021 to 31st October 2021.

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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 April and November, 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.

Where can we buy tickets?

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

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.

Is there parking?

There is ample parking at all departure points.
*In the busy summer months we recommend you arriving with plenty of time prior to departure to secure a parking space.

Are there toilets on board?

Yes there are toilets at all departure points and on board each vessel.
*Due to COVID -19 toilet facilities on board are restricted and we strongly recommend using facilities shore side at both Luss and Tarbet car parks.

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 £2 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.

 

Useful Links

Our Office

Cruise Loch Lomond Ltd
The Boatyard
G83 7DG, Tarbet, Loch Lomond
Argyll & Bute

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