Whether you need to get from A to B or simply want to take in the views, the Waterbus service allows you to enjoy relaxing loch journeys and have time onshore to enjoy a short walk, cycle, lunch stop, wildlife spotting or even bag a Munro.
Scheduled services provide regular trips between both shores of Loch Lomond at Inveruglas, Inversnaid, Tarbet, Rowardennan, Luss, Balmaha and Balloch. It even stretches to Loch Katrine, linking Tarbet and Trossachs Pier via Inversnaid and Stronachlachar – mind you’ll need to walk or cycle the 5 miles between the two lochs, twice!
Tarbet to Luss returning via Rowardennan
- Bring your own bike or hire one at the kiosk in Tarbet.
- Park at Tarbet and cycle south on the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path towards Luss.
- Picnic at Firkin Point or get lunch in Inverbeg or Luss. Tarbet to Luss direct is a 45 minutes cycle.
- Explore the picturesque village of Luss including local walks, shops, cafes and restaurants.
- Catch the Waterbus service back to Tarbet (via Rowardennan) at 4.15pm arrive at Rowardennan at 4.45pm and Tarbet at 5.30pm.
Tarbet to Inversnaid and Loch Katrine
- Take the Waterbus from Tarbet at 10am to Inversnaid arriving at 10:30am.
- Cycle uphill towards Stronachlachar Pier; this should take around 35 minutes. Please be advised that this is not a cycle path and there will be motorised traffic on the route.
- At Stronachlachar Pier there is a shop, cafe and toilets. From here you can cycle along the side of Loch Katrine to Trossachs Pier (this will take around 1 hour 30 minutes) or take the Steamship Sir Walter Scott to Trossachs Pier (this leaves Stronachlachar at 11:30am arriving 12:30pm) and cycle back to Inversnaid - taking around 1 hour 50 minutes.
- The Waterbus from Inversnaid departs at 4.30pm arriving at Tarbet at 5pm.