Loch Cruises

Cruise on Loch Katrine, admiring the fantastic landscapes and connecting with nature. 

Between 25th March and 29th October 2023, 45-minute cruises depart Trossachs Pier daily at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1.15 pm, 2.15 pm, 3.15 pm & 4.15 pm, with a 1-hour cruise daily at 1 pm. 

A 2-hour cruise from Trossachs Pier to Stronachlachar departs at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm. Take your bike on board (or hire one on-site) and cycle back from Stronachlachar along the 14-mile, smooth, quiet, lochside road. Depart from Stronachlachar to Trossachs Pier at 11.30 am or 3.30 pm. 

Book any of our cruises at this website or by calling 01877 376315.

If you plan to travel from Stronachlachar to Trossachs Pier, you must pre-book your ticket to be sure of travel.

Loch Katrine has drawn tourists for hundreds of years, ever since Sir Walter Scott’s vivid descriptions inspired a generation of Victorian tourists to visit the loch to see the landscape for themselves.

We have a large pay and display car park so finding a parking space should be easy. Payment can be made by credit/debit card. However, it may take a short while to find a space during busy times, so we advise that you leave plenty of time before your departure time.

Steamship Sir Walter Scott

We are delighted that the historic Steamship Sir Walter Scott is fully restored and back sailing on Loch Katrine.

The Steamship first came into service in 1900, named after famous Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott. Scott’s literary classic Lady of the Lake, first published in 1810, put Loch Katrine on the map.

The S.O.S. Save our Steamship appeal was launched in 2021 to help raise £500,000 to replace damaged boilers and other essential repairs.

Generous public donations were boosted by grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Pilgrim Trust, The Hugh Fraser Foundation, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, and Stirling Council, which made the restoration possible.

As part of the restoration programme, we also created a new exhibition about Steamships on Loch Katrine, introduced greener fuels to reduce CO2 emissions and enhanced accessibility for disabled visitors.

Sadly, restoration costs soared to £750,000, with more work than anticipated required to repair the hull and decking. We would welcome any further contributions to the appeal to help bridge the shortfall in funds and support the ongoing maintenance of this historic ship.

Donations can be made when visiting Loch Katrine or at the appeal website - saveoursteamship.com

Support Loch Katrine's historic Steamship Sir Walter Scott

Lady of the Lake & Rob Roy 111

We have two modern cruisers sailing on Loch Katrine. Lady of the Lake is named after the famous poem by Sir Walter Scott. The other, Rob Roy III, also has a Scott connection, named after Rob Roy MacGregor, the clan chief and outlaw born at the head of the loch in 1671.

Both boats allow you to take in the scenery in any weather. You can even relax with a drink or a snack from the cruiser’s kiosk.