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Cruise Loch Lomond

Sail away with Cruise Loch Lomond

Scotland is a land of Lochs with Loch Lomond being one of the most popular. These hauntingly beautiful bodies of water help make up the dramatic landscape of the country. And, can you imagine a more serene way to while away some time? Cruising the Loch. At a relaxing, leisurely pace. Taking in the sparkling beauty that is Loch Lomond. We would recommend a cruise on the Loch to all of our visitors, young or old.

One of the companies offering trips cruising Loch Lomond is Scotland’s biggest private passenger cruise boat operator, Cruise Loch Lomond. This family-run cruising business has been operating from Tarbet Pier since 1978, taking passengers on cruises from Luss, Rowardennan, Inversnaid, and, most recently, Balmaha.

A brief history of Cruise Loch Lomond

The family behind Cruise Loch Lomond have been locals in Tarbet and Arrochar for over 70 years. Roi and Kay Cordner left Cardross for the village of Arrochar in the early 40s. Renovating a country house and opening a hotel, they settled in the pretty village. Their son, Stuart, helped them welcome and entertain their guests in the hotel as a lad. But, when he was grown, he went off to become a sheep farmer above Loch Lomond.

Fast forward to the early 70s and Stuart, along with his first wife and his pal, decided to start Arrochar Boat Hiring Company. From the few dinghies that they started with, their fleet grew. And, in 1978, they realised there was a gap in the market. Cruise Loch Lomond was born. Their first cruises from Tarbet Pier were aboard the Southern Star and lasted for an hour.

From humble beginnings to award-winning business

From its humble beginnings, the company now has a fleet of seven vessels. They also have a substantial boatyard and a slipway in Tarbet. But, it is still very much a family-run, with Stuart Jnr now at the helm. Cruise Loch Lomond is an award-winning business that attracts visitors in its own right to Loch Lomond.

Their vessels don’t just take visitors sightseeing on the Loch. They have also hosted birthday celebrations, private parties, corporate events, and weddings. They have also been used as support vessels for charity events based on the Loch.

Cruise Loch Lomond cruises

There are 11 cruises to choose from. As well as a waterbus. One of the cruises that sets off just a few minutes away from us. Absolutely perfect if you are staying with us here in Balmaha. They also run a waterbus giving you the opportunity to explore further. And if you have your four-legged pals with you, all of the cruises are dog-friendly.

Balmaha Circular

This is a 90-minute round trip that departs from Balmaha pontoon and takes in some of the islands on Loch Lomond. You will sail past the magical Inchcailloch with ospreys and sea eagles as your companions. To help complete your experience of the Balmaha Circular, the skipper will give you a live commentary on the history and stories about the Loch.

Luss Explorer

On the western shore of Loch Lomond is the conservation village of Luss. Cruise Loch Lomond run the Luss Explorer twice a day so you can sample everything this pretty village has to offer. The surrounding area offers walks aplenty with the Luss Heritage Trail, woodland paths, and trails to the beach. If you are feeling energetic, you could climb Beinn Dubh. When you’re ready for a spot of lunch or a drink, there are cafes and hotels offering hot food, snacks, and drinks.

Stay at Loch Lomond Waterfront

Our luxury accommodation on the shores near Balmaha is the ideal location for cruising on Loch Lomond. We have a special discount voucher available for our guests. Ask for your at reception. To book your stay with us contact us on 01360 870 144 or book online.

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