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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A bit of a let down” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sweeney's Cruises

Sweeney's Cruises
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Balloch
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Scottish Tourist Board 4-star tours on Loch Lomond. One Hour Experience Tour operates year round with additional Two Hour Island Discovery and Evening Sunset Cruises available during the summer months.All cruises have live commentary, bar and toilet facilities.
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A bit of a let down”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2011

We saw a queue waiting to board the boat moored by the dock. The details of the cruise were alongside. As we went on we could not understand why people were coming back off having been in the queue before us.
All was revealed when our money was taken, we were ushered onto the boat only to be herded out the other side onto a much smaller and shabbier boat on the other side of the one by the dock. People were coming off to get their money back!
It seems that the posh one moored alongside the dock was being chartered by a private party. This should have been made clear before money was taken. We stayed on but could not go up on the top as planned as the boat could only accommodate about 10 people sitting. We did stand for a little while but it was disappointing.
If not misrepresenation, then definately misleading .
I think they know that if you have queued for a while you are not likely to not go.

Visited April 2011
Helpful?
3 Thank UKRainbow75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

300 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    137
    103
    45
    5
    10
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Scotland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely FANTASTIC!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2010

I had a day out with one of my friends and spied one of the boats cruising the loch while having my lunch and just had to have a go.

The tickets are pretty cheap and we didnt have to wait very long for the boat to arrive. We took the hour cruise and it was really excellent and relaxing. The captain gives a very informative guide over the tannoy, pointing out various spots and locations on the way up the loch and back again. It was the first time in a long time that i have ever felt totally relaxed and wishing i was a millionaire to be able to afford one of the big cruisers that are sailing up and down the loch. The scenery from the boat would take your breath away.....it was stunning!

If you are ever in Balloch i cannot recommend this cruise highly enough. I am absolutely going to go back there one day and take the longer cruise and take a few more of my mates with me.

Helpful?
1 Thank LadyShazza
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sweeneys7, Manager at Sweeney's Cruises, responded to this review, 12 June 2015
Thank you for your review
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
loco210
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“beautiful crusie on Loch Lomond”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2009

i crusied at the end of the summer last year with Sweenys cruises. The scenery was amazing and i got to see many things that i had never seen before of that were not visible for the Lochside road. The tour guide was also extremly informative and gave us lots of interesting facts, he also told us a lot about the history of the area. After the cruise was finished he even stood about and answered questions. the whole area around Loch Lomond was great and i will definetly be back and will definetly go on another cruise.

Helpful?
2 Thank loco210
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sweeneys7, Manager at Sweeney's Cruises, responded to this review, 12 June 2015
Thank you for your review
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Sweeney's Cruises also viewed

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

Been to Sweeney's Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Claim Your Listing