The Gareloch looking north
Gareloch © Lesley Carruthers

Boat Trip up the Gareloch to Faslane

From £18 per adult

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April — October

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NEW - ALL PRICES REDUCED IN AUGUST! From Rhu Marina through Rhu Narrows and up the Gareloch to the Faslane naval depot, and back. Complimentary tea, coffee & local tablet. Trips normally depart every Sunday in season at 10 or 10.30am

Not only does the Gareloch have some of the most dramatic scenery in the area, it also contains Faslane, the home base for all of Britain's submarines - one of the largest building projects the Navy has ever undertaken - where 8,200 people are now employed.

Faslane offers submarines not only safe protected deep water and ease of access to the North Atlantic, but also cloud cover for about 70% of the year which shields it from enemy satellites.

Submarines and other military vessels are not guaranteed on this trip but are a regular sight in the Gareloch. The breathtaking scenery is however, always present, and is sometimes even more stunning in wet or misty conditions.

Please note: due to the military presence in the area, movement in the loch can sometimes be restricted and may cause the trip to be re-routed at short notice.

Trips normally run at 10am or 10.30am on Sundays but can be scheduled for other days as well - contact us to discuss.

Contact details

Boat Trips Helensburgh
Rhu Marina
G84 8LH

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Disabled Access Level Access
Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Adventure Family History Landscapes Outdoor Activities Photography Wildlife

Tour prices


  • £18 Per Adult
  • £9 Per child
  • £18 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Boat Trips Helensburgh

Boat trips run from Rhu Marina every weekend in season, along the Helensburgh shoreline and out to the Sugar Boat wreck, and on the Gareloch to Faslane. Private trips, and trips further afield are also on offer. Our boat is stable, safe, and comfortable, with outdoor and warm indoor seating for all passengers. It has a toilet, and complimentary tea & coffee. All details of destinations, times, prices, how to contact us and how to book are on our website.

Opening times

Variable - can be seven days a week

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