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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle provided by Loch Ness by Jacobite

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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.
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
  • Choose from multiple departures throughout the day
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Loch Ness by Jacobite - Clansman Harbour, Brackla Harbour, Inverness IV3 8LA, UK
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 1-hour boat cruise
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission to Urquhart Castle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Approximately a 20 minute (10.4 miles) drive from Inverness
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ScouseSue62 wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Enjoyed everything about this trip.the boat was smoother than expected and the staff very friendly.on board refreshments and gifts reasonably priced
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle
Responded 18 Sep 2019
Thank you for cruising with Loch Ness by Jacobite. We are so pleased to read your lovely review and hear how much you enjoyed your tour with us. We hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
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Marktheshark027 wrote a review Sep 2019
Albany, New York138 contributions44 helpful votes
There’s a lot of mystique about Loch Ness, but it’s really just a lake. This particular tour was just right. A cruise down the Loch with a narrator who was knowledgeable and a lot of fun, and he sang for us. Then two hours on the shore to explore the castle, which was plenty of
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle
Responded 4 Sep 2019
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Sounds like you had our wonderful singing Guide Kenny on board your tour, he's a superstar. Brrr that's very brave of your Son, Loch Ness is pretty chilly! Thank you for sailing with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
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canoedogone wrote a review Aug 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Ok...missed the boat because gps stops working in that area and didn't understand the guy that gave us directions. But staff immediately offered to put us on the next boat. Urguhart Castle is really impressive but didn't see Agnes...
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Response from FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle
Responded 3 Sep 2019
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. We understand that we can be tricky to find for people not used to this area that's why we aim to try move your booking to another sailing should you get lost on your way to the loch. Thank you for cruising with Loch Ness by Jacobite, do pop back and see again soon.
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Ginger1369 wrote a review Aug 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri94 contributions40 helpful votes
We took this trip as a way to see Loch Ness and enjoyed it. If you come by car, the odds are you will have to use the overflow parking and it's a 5 minute walk back to the dock so plan that into your timing if you are on a tight schedule. We drove past the place once and
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle
Responded 3 Sep 2019
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your 5 star review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us, even if it was a bit gusty! We appreciate your feedback regarding commentary and is something we are aiming to improve for next summer. We do have tours which have longer at the castle so should we be lucky enough to welcome you back again perhaps you can try the Rebellion tour. Thank you for cruising with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hop we can welcome you back again soon.
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Paul S wrote a review Aug 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom40 contributions13 helpful votes
Lovely cruise with stunning views, easy to board with friendly staff. Steep climbs around the castle ruins.
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Response from FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle
Responded 13 Aug 2019
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us.. Thank you for cruising with Loch Ness by Jacobite. We hope to welcome you back on board in the future.
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hvamanda
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Beautiful tour
This cruise goes from the Loch Ness Clansman hotel to Urquhart Castle. We took the round trip. The staff at the tic
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42cck
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A Boat ride
This was an okay boat ride. Nothing extraordinary. Pick up was late, so we got to wait in the rain. Would have miss
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LankyOmaha
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Great Boat Trip for Loch Ness and Urquart Castle
This was a very nice baot trip along Loch Ness. Great scenery. The stop at Urquart Castle was especially nice. Even
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annapglan
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Nice way to see Loch Ness.
The boat was a good way to go on Loch Ness, you got to see all the lovely views. We chose the ticket you could stop
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tamara s
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Must do when in Inverness
Visited Inverness for the half marathon March 8. Purchase tickets directly from their own website so I could get th
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Jed4710
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Birthday Breakfast
Great place, easy car parking,roomy and spacious and great service. Food was pretty darn good too 😁
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377lexib
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Sensation tour by Jacobite
This tour was absolutely amazing.our guide was Allan who said it was his first tour back driving the coach after a
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Lesley C
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Honeymoon
Awesome cruise, the staff are friendly staff and very helpful the boats are so clean. Disappointment..... NO NESSY!
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405stevieh
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Loch Ness Boat Trip
What can I say, from the parking to the gorgeous cafe on site to the fabulous boat trip down Loch Ness to Urquhart
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Suvidha K
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Ok for a day trip
We went on the 2hr Cruise...I think we were expecting a lot more and hence weren’t totally wowed! The views from L
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Brandon F
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Get way to see Loch Ness
Really liked this cruise! It was a very easy way to see the famous Loch as well as the ruins. The boats were clean,
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BluFast
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Great Tour
I did the one hour boat tour over the Loch from the dock near the Clansman Hotel. This was very good, given the fac
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Asherloperly
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A must do with family!
We booked this tour as we love boat trips and this one did not disappoint. We traveled on the Jocobite and the brea
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Christabel90
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Not to be missed
We are really happy that we ended up joining this tour as opposed to trying to visit Loch Ness without a guide. Thh
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debbie m
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Fantastic day out
We booked the trip online and paid which was very easy and user friendly, the bus arrived at the bus station and th
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