We are pleased to welcome back visitors to Loch Katrine in the Trossachs. Here is some useful information to help you plan your next trip to this very special part of Scotland.
We are back sailing with a 45-minute cruise departing from Trossachs Pier, each hour, on the hour between 10 am and 4 pm daily, sailing on either ‘Lady of the Lake’ or ‘Rob Roy III’. A slightly longer 1-hour cruise departs daily at 1 pm allowing passengers to view from the water Royal Cottage (built for Queen Victoria’s visit to Loch Katrine).
At 10.30 am and 2.30 pm each day there is return sailing from Trossachs Pier to Stronachlachar Pier, arriving at Stronachlachar one hour later, returning shortly thereafter to Trossachs Pier.
Note if you plan to travel from Stronachlachar to Trossachs Pier you must pre-book your ticket to be sure of travel.
A Freedom Pass is available for visitors to have the option of return on a later boat to enjoy some time enjoying the lochside and having lunch or a snack in the stunning settings of the Pier Café at Stronachlachar or the Steamship Café at Trossachs Pier. Please note that the Pier Cafe is open at weekends only.
Passengers have the option of departing on a morning sailing, returning in the afternoon. Bikes can be taken on board to allow the opportunity of sailing one way and cycling the other. For prices click here.
Note that to comply with Government guidelines passengers will be required to wear a face mask during cruises. The capacity of the boats has been reduced to allow distancing; therefore, bookings are strongly recommended.
Steamship Sir Walter Scott
Steamship Sir Walter Scott isn’t sailing this season as she requires boiler repairs. You can still see her berthed at Trossachs Pier. Please support our SOS Save our Steamship appeal, find out and donate at our appeal website.
Osprey Boat for Charters
The small Osprey boat is available for private charter. Groups of up to 8 from the same party can enjoy a special trip on Loch Katrine, getting up close with nature and the beautiful islands and loch shoreline. on the loch. Book by calling 01877 376315
Eco Lodges Camp
Our popular loch view eco-lodges in a secluded area near camp by Trossachs Pier consists of 10 lodges. All lodges have their own designated toilet, shower and basin located either en-suite or close by the lodge. To book click here.
Cafes & Takeaways
Enjoy good food and drink at Steamship Café (Trossachs Pier) and Pier Café (Stronachlachar). Steamship cafe is open daily between 9 am and 5 pm, with the Pier Cafe open at the weekend. Inside seating is currently limited to comply with distancing. At both Trossachs Pier and Stronachlachar Pier, there are is also a takeaway facilities café with extensive new outdoor seating areas in lochside locations.
Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on all boats, apart from Osprey.
Cycle Hire is available daily from Trossachs Pier with a range of different bikes available. Loch Katrine is ideal for cycling with a smooth 14-mile road between the two piers and there a boat trip and bike hire option available. Brenachoile Point, where a scene from Outlander was filmed and an ideal picnic spot, is 3 miles from Trossachs Pier.
We have spaces for motorhome and campervans in our car parks at Trossachs Pier and Stronachlachar Pier, an overnight stay is £10. At Trossachs Pier, 8 spaces have hook-up facilities for electricity, water and wi-fi available for £20 per night. Book via our website.
Our well stocked gift shop at Trossachs Pier is open but with limited by numbers at any one time due to distancing. The shop sells a large range of gifts and souvenirs, plus some snacks and cold and hot drinks
Make sure you buy a copy of our new mini-guide to make the most of your visit to Loch Katrine. A handy size with an illustrated map and information on points of interest. Available in 7 languages from onsite outlets including cafes, the gift shop and boats.