As the largest area of fresh water in the UK the possibilities for watersports are myriad and varied. The Waterfront’s own beach is sandy shallow water. Guests can launch their own boats here providing that they only have a shallow draft and that the vehicle towing is four wheel drive. For other craft the adjacent boatyard has a concrete slipway and jetties for mooring.
There is a speed limit on certain parts of Loch Lomond to protect the wildlife. The main such area is adjacent to our site. So we regret that jet skis cannot be launched or driven from our site nevertheless Millarochy Bay, two and half miles up the road is a favourite place for these craft.
The waters of Loch Lomond are patrolled by rangers so that there is a rescue craft available most times should sailors get into trouble. There is also a registration scheme in force so that powered craft need to get a license and sticker. The license is free and can be purchased locally.
Kayaking tours of the Islands are very popular and dinghies and a catamaran can be hired from Balmaha. Water skiing with a trained instructor can also be booked and speed boat rides are available from a number of locations nearby. Traditional fishing skiffs with an outboard motor can also be hired from the adjacent boatyard.
Taylor Made Adventures – adventures, climbing, canoeing, mountain biking and mountain walking in Central Scotland. Contact Bob Tayler 07818569557 or visit the Tayler Made Adventure website.
Canadian Canoes, double and single kayaks. Balmaha House 01360 870218
Taster lessons from £30pp. Speedboat trips can also be booked. Phone 07545561360. Based at Ardlui, Loch Lomond.
Loch Lomond Leisure (Scotland) Ltd
Speedboat tours & Island visits. Phone 03335770715 for information and pick up points.