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Cruise the Caledonian Canal, Sail on Loch Ness and View Urquhart Castle

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    Make your own way to Dochgarroch Lock, roughly 4.5 miles (7km) southwest of Inverness. At your chosen start time of 9:30am, 11:30am, or 2pm, you'll board your boat and settle in for a 2-hour cruise. Drinks, light snacks, and whisky are available at your own expense. 

    Glide along the history-rich Caledonian Canal, and cross the waters of Loch Dochfour into the legendary Loch Ness. 

    If you can tear your eyes from the scenery, then take a look at the onboard sonar that monitors the whereabouts of Nessie. You’ll hear a bleep if she’s thought to be lurking nearby. 

    Listen out for fun facts about the loch’s past and the legends that surround it. Sights along the route include the inland Bona Lighthouse, Urquhart Castle, and Aldourie Castle, which is now a luxury vacation estate. You’ll even see the crash site of a Wellington bomber aircraft from World War II.

    After two hours on the water, you’ll return to the start point to end your cruise.
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    Departure Point
    Dochgarroch Lock is 4.5 miles south west of Inverness on the A82
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Live commentary on board
    Exclusions
    • Drinks
    • Food and drinks
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    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 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Thoroughly recommend this trip gives a totally different insight into the Loch it’s history and location. Very informative live guided tourMore

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    FredaNewton, Owner at Cruise the Caledonian Canal, Sail on Loch Ness and View Urquhart Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your 5 star review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Our guides love being able to share the stories of the Loch with our visitors and will be so pleased to...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Fabulous day out. The cruise was great, the boat was immaculate, the staff are helpful and friendly and the guide’s commentary was very informative about the area. The inside seating is very comfortable and you get great views but it’s really worth going out either...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    FredaNewton, Owner at Cruise the Caledonian Canal, Sail on Loch Ness and View Urquhart Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us. Loch Ness certainly is a stunning place and we take great pride in being able to show it off to our visitors....More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    A great day out. Very nice, very clean boat. The guide was very knowledgable and informative. There was a bar and drinks available on the trip Bit pricey, but interestingMore

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    FredaNewton, Owner at Cruise the Caledonian Canal, Sail on Loch Ness and View Urquhart Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Our Guides know everything there is to know about Loch Ness and they love getting to share their stories and knowledge...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Nice trip on a modern boat, the landscape is great and the people at the boat are very friendly. The shop at the harbour is quite nice, with a cafeteria. Wouldn’t repeat but it’s worth it, at least once, the trip around the Loch.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    FredaNewton, Owner at Cruise the Caledonian Canal, Sail on Loch Ness and View Urquhart Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Loch Ness certainly has some stunning scenery! Thank you for touring with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope we can welcome...More

    Reviewed 7 September 2019

    A brand new boat - the Jacobite Maverick - smallish crowd, so plenty of seating and off we motored, down the Caledonian Canal, passed Dochfour House, Bona Lighthouse, Aldourie Castle and as far as Urquhart Castle. The boat was very comfortable and smooth, the crew...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    FredaNewton, Owner at Cruise the Caledonian Canal, Sail on Loch Ness and View Urquhart Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Loch Ness certainly is beautiful, that's a shame Nessie didn't show face, she's still a bit upset after being called an eel...More

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