The Oak Tree Inn has installed a new pontoon for East Loch Lomond. Located next to the old pier in Balmaha, along the route of the West Highland Way, the pontoon is the first along the eastern shores of Loch Lomond to provide disabled access.
The introduction of the new pontoon has provided visitors to Balmaha with a selection of new island cruises and additional water bus services provided by Cruise Loch Lomond.
Tickets for cruises and water bus services available from The Village Shop, Balmaha.
Cruise Loch Lomond 2019 Timetables
Balmaha Circular Cruise
Cruise Loch Lomond operate their Balmaha Circular Cruise from May to September. There are two departures daily for this 45 minute cruise around Loch Lomond and its islands. Departure times are at 11.00 and 14.15. Cost is £10 for adults, Children £6.50, Family (2+2) £30, Family (2+3) £33.
Luss / Balmaha Explorer
Cruise Loch Lomond also operate a water bus service (from March to October), linking the beautiful villages of Balmaha and Luss. The transfer lasts 45 minutes and run at the following times:
Departing Balmaha for Luss – 12.00
Departing Luss for Balmaha – 09.45, 13.30
Prices: Adults £13, Child £7, Family (2+2) £36.00 (2+3) £39
Sweeney’s Cruises 2019 Timetables
Sweeney’s Cruises also operate a Water Bus service connecting Balmaha and Luss. They depart from the old pier, adjacent to the new pontoon. Tickets available from Balmaha Village Shop.
May & September timetable:
Departung Luss: 09.50, 11.10, 13.00 & 14.30
Departing Balmaha 10.20, 11.40, 13.30 & 15.00
June, July & August timetable:
Departing Luss: 09.50, 11.00, 12.40, 13.50 & 15.00
Departing Balmaha: 10.20, 11.30, 13.10, 14.20 & 15.30
Prices: Adults £8.50 single, £12 return. Youth (13-15) £7 single, £9.50 return. Children (5-12) £6 single, £7.50 return. Children under 5 free. 2 adults and 2 children £25 single, £34 return. 2 adults and 3 children £30 single, £39 return
The Balmaha Pontoon Project has been part financed by the European Union Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER Programme 2014-2020 and the Scottish Government. Europe Investing in Rural Areas.