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Jacobite Cruises, Loch Ness

Glenurquhart Rd, Tomnahurich Bridge, Inverness IV3 5TD, Scotland
01463 233999
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Ranked #12 of 37 Activities in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Water doesn't get much more mysterious than this 23 mile stretch running through the Great Glen in the Highlands of Scotland.There's no better way to... more » Owner description: Water doesn't get much more mysterious than this 23 mile stretch running through the Great Glen in the Highlands of Scotland.There's no better way to experience Loch Ness than by boat. Jacobite's award winning tours and cruises get you onto the water and into the heart of this iconic landscape. This is a whole lot more than simply sight-seeing. We've been running trips on and around Loch Ness for over 30 years and most of us live here. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went on trip on Tuesday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our driver was excellent, very approachable, informative and seemed to be always smiling, even in the rain! Boat trip was good with helpful crew. Only negative is that it is quite expensive.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We went on the Jacobite cruise to Loch Ness Castle and Urquhart Castle. The driver was a little rude when she picked us up at the bus stop in Inverness as she was giving information/ instruction to the passengers so when we went to get on the bus, she held up her hand and made us wait outside the bus... More

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abudhabi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

One of the best operators of cruise tours in the Loch Ness!! We took a 1 hour trip up to Urquhart castle and back and it was great with excellent views.They had a good description of the history of the area and the commentary was enlightening..

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FredaNewton, Owner at Jacobite Cruises, Loch Ness, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, thank you very much for the glowing report card! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. The views in the area are stunning and we are sure you can understand why we very much enjoy working in such scenic surroundings throughout the year. Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. More

Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband and I have long been Nessie fans. When we saw we could take a cruise on Loch Ness we were sold. We started the trip in Inverness and took a bus to the cruise point. The driver was very informative and we enjoyed her very much. The cruise was short and smooth, just perfect for a taste of... More

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FredaNewton, Owner at Jacobite Cruises, Loch Ness, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, thank you very much for the wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back on board again in the future. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our trip views from outside and inside when it got too cold were great, stop at Urquhart Castle was great too, great day out.

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FredaNewton, Owner at Jacobite Cruises, Loch Ness, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, thank you for the fantastic feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Due to the variable Scottish weather all our vessels have indoor and outdoor seating, both of which provide wonderful views of the Loch. Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your feedback. More

Waconia, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If we had it to do over again, we would just look at the lake, take pictures and leave. The boat ride just filled an hour of our day.

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FredaNewton, Owner at Jacobite Cruises, Loch Ness, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. More

Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

The beauty of Scotland just takes my great away. This boat ride was superb and it was in English which made it even better. The boat ride also took us to the beautiful Urquhart Castle. It stopped there for you to get off and look around and it would pick you up later. Bring your camera because during this whole... More

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FredaNewton, Owner at Jacobite Cruises, Loch Ness, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, thank you for the lovely feedback. The views are incredible and we know we are incredibly lucky to work in such photogenic surroundings all year round. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your time with Jacobite and your time in Scotland generally. We hope to welcome you back on board in the future. More

Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Second time going on the jacobite cruise, went last here but took my dad this time.clean well presented boat, friendly staff and very informative. Bit choppy the water was this time so went inside but views are amazing even from inside.also there are refreshments that you can purchase .The only thing im disappointed with and that is for the future... More

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FredaNewton, Owner at Jacobite Cruises, Loch Ness, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, thank you very much for the fantastic feedback. Due to the variable weather all our vessels have an open top deck and enclosed heated saloon with plenty windows, both allowing ample opportunity for passengers to take in the beautiful surroundings. The Contemplation tour has stopped for the year and it is only from the Clansman Hotel Harbour that... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went on one of the Jacobite Cruises as part of a three week trip to the UK. We took the Freedom tour, I think, where we took a boat out on Loch Ness out to Urquhart Castle, visited the Castle, and came back on the boat. It was a lovely sunny day, peaceful out on the Loch. The commentary... More

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FredaNewton, Owner at Jacobite Cruises, Loch Ness, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, thank you very much for the glowing report card! We are thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us on the Freedom tour. We feel it is a great way to combine a cruise with a visit to the iconic Urquhart Castle. The Loch and Castle can be seen from a different perspective from the... More

Asheville, North Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I went with my family on one of their day cruises and had a great time. We did not have to wait long before leaving port. The captain of the boat was funny at times describing where nessie could be. We would take this cruise again for sure.

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FredaNewton, Owner at Jacobite Cruises, Loch Ness, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your cruise us. The views from the boat are beautiful and we certainly know how lucky we are to work in such photogenic surroundings all year round. Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. More

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