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Sweeney's Cruise Co. Loch Lomond

Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
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Great and worth the money

We took our boys aged 7 and 8 on this. We were the only ones on it- so an exclusive boat trip... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kirsty_Smallman
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Peaceful and informative

This narrated cruise is interesting and informative, the scenery is spectacular. We took the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tampacubana2015
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The best way to experience what is known as the Queen of Scottish Lochs. Sweeney's Cruise Co is one of Scotland's longest running family businesses and Loch Lomond's only 5 star cruise operator. Based in the heart of Ballcoh village at Loch Lomond's southern end, closest to Scotland's major cities; just 35 minutes from Glasgow and 90 from Edinburgh. With daily 1 and 2 hour circular cruises, waterbus services linking the villages of Balloch, Luss and Balamaha, speed boat trips as well as private charter options there really is something for everyone.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took our boys aged 7 and 8 on this. We were the only ones on it- so an exclusive boat trip across Loch Lomond for £27. Great clear commentary about the surrounding area and buildings and open deck and enclosed deck. Definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This narrated cruise is interesting and informative, the scenery is spectacular. We took the 1-hour cruise and it was just the right amount of time. Be sure to get in line early to get the best seats up top, near the front of the boat.More

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SweeneysCruises, Sales & Marketing at Sweeney's Cruise Co. Loch Lomond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your recent review We are pleased you enjoyed the cruise and found this informative. We will agree, the scenery on Loch Lomond is absolutely beautiful no matter what the weather! We look forward to hopefully welcoming you on board again...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Among the best things you can do when the weather is fine around here - the cruise is not just a beautiful ride on the largest loch ( by surface area ), but a journey into the centuries of history of the place - narrated...More

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SweeneysCruises, Sales & Marketing at Sweeney's Cruise Co. Loch Lomond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your recent review. We are pleased to hear you had such a good time and enjoyed the commentary (which is by Scottish historian Neil Oliver, hence why you probably recognised it) We look forward to hopefully welcoming you on board in the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I would have rated it 5 stars but my sail was marred by a hostile drunk family sitting behind us. So Sweeneys get a black mark for doing nothing about it and letting these people on board. The cruise was excellent as it was a...More

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SweeneysCruises, Sales & Marketing at Sweeney's Cruise Co. Loch Lomond, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good Morning, Thank you for your recent review. Firstly please accept our apologies regarding the intoxicated family sitting behind you, we do not allow those under the influence of alcohol on board, therfore this is an extremely rare occurrence for us - unfortunately every now...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did have excellent weather and the loch was really calm, but all was very easy to book. If you have not pre-booked make sure you arrive before the coach parties to get a choice of seating. The round tables in the centre of the...More

Thank Mike L
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SweeneysCruises, Sales & Marketing at Sweeney's Cruise Co. Loch Lomond, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Mike, Thank you kindly for your recent review. You were very lucky to have such beautiful weather (long may it continue) We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back on board again in the future! Thanks Kelly

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the one hour Loch Experience Cruise. Ticket purchase and boarding was all a straightforward process. Ticket price was £10.50 for adults and tbh thought that was reasonable. Enjoyable cruise round the Loch with commentary by Neil Oliver.. Nice boat with fully stocked bar !!

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SweeneysCruises, Sales & Marketing at Sweeney's Cruise Co. Loch Lomond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Adam, Thank you for taking the time to leave your recent review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your recent cruise with ourselves (especially the bar!) and look forward to welcoming you on board again in the future Thanks SC

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on one of the 2hr tours which was absolutely amazing and just lovely to sit down and hear the history of the loch which was very informative. There were 1hr crusies also so you had a choice which was nice, On board they had...More

Thank zafoora
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SweeneysCruises, Sales & Marketing at Sweeney's Cruise Co. Loch Lomond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, We are pleased to read you enjoyed our Island Discovery Cruise, the views you see during this are simply beautiful! Also pleased you found the history of the Loch informative and our staff to be courteous We hope to welcome you on board...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice way to see Loch Lomond, commentary very good and informative, all in all a pleasant 1 hr cruise and value for money. would recommendMore

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SweeneysCruises, Sales & Marketing at Sweeney's Cruise Co. Loch Lomond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review with ourselves. We are pleased you got to experience what Loch Lomond has to offer using our services - and found the tour to be informative. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you on board again in the future...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Given the length of the cruise you really can only go out so far before you turn around in retrace your steps. However in that time the cruise manages to park in a fair amount of sights to see along the edge of the Loch....More

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SweeneysCruises, Sales & Marketing at Sweeney's Cruise Co. Loch Lomond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, Thank you for your recent review. We do agree the views on Loch Lomond are simply stunning, we hope you managed to capture a few photographs along the way! Thanks SC

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really glad we did this. Definitely a to do if you're visiting the Loch and not done it before. Local interesting information given as you travel up part of the Loch. Take a jacket as it can be nippy out on the Loch even if...More

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SweeneysCruises, Sales & Marketing at Sweeney's Cruise Co. Loch Lomond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your recent review. We are pleased you enjoyed The Osprey Cruise - we always recommend to be prepared with a jacket, Scottish weather can change at any moment! We look forward to hopefully welcoming you on board...More

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Pedrojb1888
29 May 2018|
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Response from Hobo56 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there are toilets on board the vessel that we sailed on and I would assume that would be the case with the others. On the day that we sailed the shorter 1 hour cruises were the busiest and more so in the morning. You can... More
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tensomerset
12 August 2017|
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Response from SweeneysCruises | Property representative |
Hello, The one hour cruise is usually aboard the Astina, our largest vessel and the least effected by waves. The best thing would be to check the weather on the day- windy days make the water choppy but it is very rarely... More
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lizhunter1956
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Response from nighthaul | Reviewed this property |
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