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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.
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
Clansman Harbor, Inverness
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 canceled 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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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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Response from FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle
Responded 17 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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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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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 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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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 2 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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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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Response from FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle
Responded 2 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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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 12 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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