Located in the heart of the Trossachs Scotland, the Loch Katrine Cruises on Sir Walter Scott Cruise Steamboat are an institution. It is a great way to soak in the Trossachs scenery.
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Sir Walter Scott Loch Katrine Cruise - Video
Let's start with a short video of my experience on the Sir Walter Scott boat:
INFO & PLANNING TIPS - Loch Katrine Cruises
Lohc Katrine Map and Boarding
On the side of the Visitor center you can see the Loch Katrine map with the different Cruise routes - the 1 hour Loch Katrine cruise on the Sir Walter Scott boat is the red one (turning around in the middle):
As you wait for the boat you can walk along the Loch Katrine pier and discover the displays with historical photos and a lot of information:
This is the famous Sir Water Scott steamship which take visitors on the main Loch Katrine Cruises:
The Sir Walter Scott Boat
The Steamship Sir Walter Scott has been sailing for over 100 years. It is 33m (110ft) long and 5.8m (19ft) wide.
Imagine how it came to Loch Katrine! It had to be dismantled, transported (for a portion via horse drawn cart) and then reassembled on the shores of Loch Katrine.
Its maiden voyage occurred in 1900. She still has here original steam engine which you can admire as they open its cover during the trip:
At the back of the boat they have set up benches and a covered area (Scottish rain happens...)
You can also go to the lower deck to get warmer and see the views from the porthole at water level.
This location, along with many other beautiful places, is included in my eBook: The Road Trip Guide - Scotland.
It is a practical tool to plan your trip with maps, photos, planning tips, GPS coordinates...
Views from the Loch Katrine Cruises
Wandering what you will see on a loch Katrine Cruise ? Here are some pictures from my own tour on the Sir Walter Scott boat. The summits around this loch as not very high but remain mostly wild.
The cruise is really peaceful and relaxing.
From the Porthole
If you get cold upstairs, get down to the lower deck and admire the views through the Porthole. Imagine the people in the 1900s who were doing the same!
Loch Katrine Lady of the Lake
The other boat used for Loch Katrine Cruises is the Lady of the Lake. Less history but the same beautiful views...
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