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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise

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Overview
Discover the mystery surrounding Loch Ness on a 1-hour cruise from Clansman Harbour. Situated only a twenty minutes’ drive from central Inverness, Loch Ness is one of the world’s most famous lakes. Climb aboard an open-air cruise boat and make your way across the mysterious loch, taking in awe-inspiring natural vistas of lush greenery and rambling hills. Admire views of the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle and, with the boat’s sonar system, join in the quest for the loch’s most famous resident, Nessie, the 'Loch Ness Monster.'
Highlights
  • Cruise out onto Loch Ness—one of Scotland’s most beautiful bodies of water
  • Sit indoors or outdoors on the viewing deck, depending on the weather
  • Watch out for sightings of Nessie—the Loch Ness Monster—via on-board sonar
  • Sweeping views over medieval Urquhart Castle and the surrounding hillsides 
What to Expect
Choose the departure time to suit your schedule, and hop aboard your boat in Clansman Harbour—on the north shore of Loch Ness—to begin your sightseeing tour. With inside and open-deck viewing space on board, you can be warm and comfortable in any weather. Cruise out onto the open waters of Loch Ness and admire panoramic views over the dock to Urquhart Castle—the ruins of a medieval fortress—and the rolling hills beyond. Perhaps enjoy a drink or a snack from the bar (own expense), and capture the countryside views on camera. On your cruise, watch the waters and keep an eye on your boat’s sonar system for sightings of the mystical Loch Ness Monster—with high-tech gadgetry at your disposal, you might get lucky. After one hour on Loch Ness, disembark back at Clansman Harbour to end your cruise.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Clansman Harbor, Inverness
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 1-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the benefit of seeing Loch Ness on a glorious sunny day, with little wind. We had a pre-cruise coffee at the visitor centre, which is modern and operates smoothly and efficiently. We chose to sit downstairs on the boat, at the stern...still outside,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank greenstOat24
Reviewed 5 days ago

..well, on the canal and the loch! We took the 2 hour tour - which basically goes to Castlethere Urquhart and back. We chose not to get off at the castle button can buy a cruise that lets you spend one, or two, hours there....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank leojroberts
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your 5 star review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Sounds like you had Kenny our super singing Guide! Thank you for visiting Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A family of four adults we went on the 2 hour cruise I believe called contemplation which took you from Dochgarroch Lock upto the Urquhart castle and back. It stopped to let off customers who had chosen to go in the castle but the rest...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Demi T
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Our Guides are passionate about Loch Ness and it's history and will be so pleased to hear your lovely comments. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Boarded the boat on a beautiful warm sunny lunch time with calm waters, well organised with interesting historic taped commentary while sailing . Urquhart castle is really the only main thing to view on the journey , the boat did stop-off there were some customers...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Frances M
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. It's super to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Sounds like you had great weather for your visit! We do offer tours which have a longer cruise and start on the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trip gave a beautiful view of the loch and surrounds, but on our trip the other passengers were very noisy so we couldn't hear the commentary at all. It was raining and windy that day but we decided to eventually go upstairs outside where...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BloominHeather
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. Luckily Loch Ness is beautiful no matter the weather. We appreciate your feedback regarding commentary and is something we are aiming to improve for next summer. Thank you for sailing with us, we...More

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Chloe C
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Response from markwE4742KB | Reviewed this property |
Hi, all I can tell you is that when we went last year, I did see 2 dogs on board but if I were you, I would just give them a quick call to ensure policy has not changed.
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