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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise

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Loch Ness and the surrounding rolling hills and untamed landscapes are quintessential Scotland. On this sightseeing cruise, cross the Loch Ness waters to spot the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle. Your boat offers both indoor and outdoor viewing space in case of bad weather, plus sonar system to look for Nessie—the loch’s famously shy resident.
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
  • 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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The tour was very informational and was the perfect amount of time to enjoy Loch Ness. Note that you need to buy another ticket to explore the castle that the boat stops at but I didn’t mind that I missed out on that too much. Definitely a great way to spend your time in the
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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, but rather more
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Response from FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 23 Sep 2019
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your wonderful 5 star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Sounds like you had some lovely weather for your tour. Our Guides love being able to share the stories and facts of the Loch with our visitors and will be very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed their commentary. Thank you for sailing with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope we can welcome you back again soon!
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..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. The commentary from the on-boat guide was excellent
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Response from FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 18 Sep 2019
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 can welcome you back again soon.
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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 was the lovely relaxing cruise along Loch
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Response from FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 17 Sep 2019
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 love being able to welcome our four legged, furry friends on board to enjoy Loch Ness too. Thank you for touring with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope we can welcome you back again soon.
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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 had per-paid
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Response from FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 10 Sep 2019
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 Caledonian Canal, they have quite a few different things to see on the journey, perhaps if we're lucky enough to welcome you back you could try one of these tours. We love being able to welcome our furry friends on board but maybe Nessie is scared of them! Thank you for visiting Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope we can welcome you back again soon!
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