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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle

Highlights
  • Cruise the tranquil waters of Loch Ness, watching for the monster
  • See the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness
  • Save money by traveling to Loch Ness independently
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle
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Overview

For those who adore history as much as they love mystery, a Loch Ness tour with a visit to Urquhart Castle is a much. Look out for Nessie, the loch’s notorious monster, as you cruise to the medieval ruins, then learn about the role the castle played in Scotland’s long battle for independence.

What to Expect

Make your own way to Loch Ness' Clansman Harbour, a 25-minute bus ride from Inverness Station, and choose between indoor and outdoor seating on the comfortable boat. Cruise across Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for Nessie, the notorious monster that’s rumored to frequent the lake, to Urquhart Castle.

Here you might choose to explore the ruins independently with help from the informative visitor center, or save your funds, capture some pictures, and wander the shore. After your visit, board the boat to return to Clansman Harbour, and travel to your next destination independently.

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Reviews (63)
1 - 5 of 43 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Superb boat, with costa coffee, snacks and bar on board.

Visited with my wife's aunt who was visiting area. we have been to Urquhart Castle many times so chose the cruise from the Clansman hotel for something different. Boat had bench seating in front of huge windows and large viewing deck for the summer months....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James S
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite and thank you for your kind comments. Thank you for cruising with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we look forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Two hours of Autumn splendour

Just right for the shorter days. The trip to Urquhart Castle from Brachla. Excellent sightseeing from the boat. Beware though, if you get the free extra guided tour of Urquhart Castle the enthusiastic guide will barely give you enough time to return to the boat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julian P
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite. Thank you for booking with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A nice trip for a really good price

We did the Freedom Tour - 1 hour cruise on the lake and 1 hour visit at the castle. There was definitely enough time to discover the castle and the cruise was short, but very interesting. The guide on board told many interesting (and sometimes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite. Thank you for booking with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Took the bus and boat tour Sensation

The bus and boat tour Sensation was about 4 hours. Ronald was our bus driver to and from Loch Ness. He was very informative on our guided coach ride over to Loch Ness. While on our boat ride, tour guide explained the Loch and history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J C
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite and that you felt that it was value for money. Thank you for booking with Loch Ness by...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile
Informative cruse but a tad expensive

Informative cruse but a tad expensive. Commentary seemed to be on a loop a didn't refer to sights we couldn't actually see from the boat. Free WiFi & cafe on boardMore

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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with elements of the cruise, we have noted your comments and will certainly look at improvements for the future. We do hope you that...More

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Response from Azahara A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I got a bus from Inverness town, by the highroad past the River, it only takes about 20 minutes. Ask around, people there are lovely and they will be more than happy to help you. Is the bus stop to your left past the... More
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