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boating

Speedboat hire 

The closest is at Portnellen,  (follow signs to Ross Priory from Gartocharn Village) about a 10 minute drive: portnellanfarm.co.uk/speedboat-tours/   

Other speedboating is available from Loch Lomond Leisure at Luss and Rowardennan (about 30 mins drive from Appletree: https://lochlomond-scotland.com

Rowing

Boat-hire is available at Balmaha Boatyard ,which is on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond (15 mins drive from Appletree): www.balmahaboatyard.co.uk/index.htm
Port of Menteith (about 20 minutes drive) also hires out rowing boats for fishing, at Menteith Fisheries on the beautiful Lake of Menteith

At Balloch (15 mins) on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond there are pedalos for hire: lochlomondshores.com/loch-lomond-leisure/
 


Pleasure boating

A good variety of trips originating in Balloch and Luss are run by Sweeny’s Cruises on Loch Lomond:  https://www.sweeneyscruiseco.com
 

Pleasure boats run short and long distances on the beautiful Loch Katrine: https://www.lochkatrine.com
Loch Katrine is a good place to take the bikes on the boat to Stronachlacher, then cycle back along the almost traffic free road along the shore of the loch.  There is a bike hire station at Loch Katrine https://www.lochkatrine.com/about/cycle-hire/
 
Another site for water sports around Loch Lomond  is  https://lochlomond-scotland.com

water BUSSES

There are also Water busses to take you about on Loch Lomond: https://www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk/cruise-info

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