We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 7DE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 7827 931448
Website
Description:

Enjoy a fantastic day out onboard our fleet of new self drive motor boats....

Enjoy a fantastic day out onboard our fleet of new self drive motor boats. Located at Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch on the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond (25 minutes by car from Glasgow Airport) we are ideally situated to explore the Loch and its many islands.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 71 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Helpful and efficient

Boats are all well serviced and in good condition. There are a good range of boats for hire to suit all different perposes.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Janet W
,
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 71: English reviews
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
121 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Boats are all well serviced and in good condition. There are a good range of boats for hire to suit all different perposes.

Helpful?
Thank Janet W
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We booked a boat for 2 people for 2h during the hot august season. We were on time and were suprised somehow to find that we were the only ones renting motor boats, even though the place was packed! We got our vests, provided a 100 GBP deposit and were given general instructions. We were shown a poster on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank AquiBCN
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

After getting engaged in one of the boats back in 2013, we have been out in the boats another four times since. Great fun. Staff are lovely and really helpful. We were soaked to the skin on one journey but it just added to the fun. Can't wait to go again.

Helpful?
Thank Emmydob
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great service. Initial brief was thorough. We got into difficulty in the Loch and they came and rescued us very promptly. Cheerful and helpful staff.

Helpful?
2 Thank xxxpuppydogxxx
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Staff were excellent and boats very reasonably priced and easy to use. We stopped at a small island for a bbq picnic. Ryan in particular was a charismatic and extremely helpful staff member! Thanks very much for an unforgettable day

Helpful?
Thank ashleighhanna
Sussex
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Wandered over to the boat hire on a very quiet (mid-week day not outside of school holidays) day. After checking the prices, decided a peddle boat for a couple of hours would be an awesome way of spending our day. There were two staff on duty with no other customers around. We stood awkwardly for 10 minutes or so while... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank c33kay
Strathaven
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Just fab especially with the good weather I would recommend taking a picnic and a bottle of something nice and mooring on an island at a quiet spot.

Helpful?
Thank Good-Trips-1
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We hired a self drive motorboat for 4 hours and had so much fun! Was able to stop at a few islands. The boat was able to go surprisingly fast which was really good fun. Would definitely recommend and will probably want to do again soon!

Helpful?
1 Thank lovescotland1989
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Wanted to hire a motor boat £40 for 1 hr, and were standing in the queue for what seemed an eternity, only yo be told that they need to be pre booked. It's very expensive even for small paddle boats (£12 for 30 mins) which, when you finally get one does look good, but we gave up. They accept card... More 

Helpful?
Thank VeronikaFab
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

The weather plays an important role in this activity, so if you're lucky it will be sunny when you're on the lake. My wife and I just had the best time jetting around the lake on our very own motorboat. Renting it for an hour is sufficient, but if you have the time, definitely go out there for two hours.... More 

Helpful?
Thank arjngpta

Travellers who viewed Loch Lomond Boat Hire also viewed

Balloch, West Dunbartonshire
Balloch, West Dunbartonshire
 
Balloch, West Dunbartonshire
 

Been to Loch Lomond Boat Hire? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Loch Lomond Boat Hire staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?