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Jacobite Cruises, Loch Ness

Glenurquhart Rd, Tomnahurich Bridge, Inverness IV3 5TD, Scotland
01463 233999
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$21*
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Ranked #10 of 48 Activities in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Water doesn't get much more mysterious than this 23 mile stretch...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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George Town, Malaysia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We boarded the Jacobite Cruise from the Clansman harbour, opposite the Clansman Hotel. The cruise was great but cold experience for my family especially on the top deck of Jacobite Warrior. Cruising comfortably on the Loch Ness was wonderful with Scottish music playing and occasional commentary albeit the humming sound of the boat engine. Don't forget your camera as the... 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 that you and your family had a fantastic Loch Ness experience. The views of Loch and the surrounding area are beautiful and we are sure you can see why we appreciate working in such a photogenic place on a daily basis! The The cruise allows you to... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I did the 3rd longer of their cruises, in the last day of the year it would be offered (because of weather conditions and low season I believe). I catched a coach at the Bus Station that drives to the place were you take a boat. The boat part was the nicer in my opinion, but is brief. We are... More 

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

Dear Reviewer We are glad to hear that you found the tour to be worthwhile and hope you were able to take in the beautiful scenery of the area. Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

To me this cruise was just average and not worth the price paid. The speaker quality was poor resulting in some broken narrative which was frustrating. However the lake was beautiful and visiting Urquhart Castle was great. Unless you really enjoy boat rides I would skip the cruise and just go directly to the Castle which has wonderful views of... More 

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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. We are sorry to hear that the cruise did not meet your expectations and that you felt the cruise was not worth the money. We are constantly trying to enhance the service we provide and audio quality is certainly an aspect we are looking into. We are glad... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Any of their tours are brilliant! Highly recomment to try it! Great sensations and valuable experience of magic Loch Ness!

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

Dear Reviewer Thank you very much for the kind words! We know how fortunate we are to work in such a photogenic part of the world and we very much appreciate working surrounded by such beautiful scenery on a daily basis. We like to think that because of this that we are welcoming and friendly. We hope to welcome you... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We took our cruise on a day that the remnants of a hurricane came through, windy and wet! We were picked up from the bus station in Inverness and were taken by tour bus to location to get on the cruise. The cruise was comfortable, nice and smooth. The staff were friendly and hot chocolate was good. We then visited... 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. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour and that you found the cruise to be comfortable despite it being a wet, windy day. We really feel that Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle have plenty to offer in all weathers. We are also glad to hear that you found the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We travelled from Edinburgh to Inverness for the Jacobite Sensation tour, as our 12 year old daughter loves Nessie. The tour was the highlight of our two-week trip in the UK. The bus was immaculate. Our driver was delightful--funny and educational. The weather was perfect (not their doing but appreciated). The boat exceeding expectations--hot chocolate with whiskey! The castle was... More 

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

Dear Reviewer Thank you very much indeed for the kinds words. We love to hear from people that enjoyed their Loch Ness experience and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of the Sensation tour (including the cheeky wee whisky & hot chocolate!). We are sure you can see why we appreciate working in such a mysterious, fascinating... More 

Mound, MN
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Tour leaves from across the street from the Clansman Hotel and takes you on Loch Ness to the Urquhart Castle which is great.

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

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the feedback in relation to the Freedom tour. We are glad that you enjoyed the Urquhart Castle visit. We hope that you enjoyed the views of the Castle from the unique perspective of the boat and that entering the Castle from the pier added something extra to the experience. Thank you for taking the time... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

On a foggy mid-November weekend we hesitated about this but Jacobite cruises made our trip on Loch Ness easy, interesting and comfortable. Good commentary, tea and snacks on board, helpful staff. The skies cleared and we got great shots of Urquhart castle and all down the loch. Atmospheric and unmissable.

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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 time with us, despite the foggy start! The Scottish weather is variable yet we feel that the Loch has plenty to offer in all weathers, all year round. We therefore provide both indoor and outdoor seating, both of which offer great views of the Loch. We are sure you... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The cruise was a wonderful experience. It is the best and only way to really experience Loch Ness, though cold on the top level it adds to the experience, as does the scottish music and occasional commentary about Loch Ness. It really does make you feel a world away from everything else, like you can finally let go! Cruising into... More 

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

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to post such a glowing report card! We feel Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle have plenty to offer all year round and so it is great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and were able to relax, even though it was November and a little chilly. All our vessels... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have looked at this on previous visits to Inverness and decided to make time for it at the end of October. Was worthy of the wait and easily the best way to visit Urquhart Castle with fantastic Loch to Castle photographic opportunities, upon arrival at the jetty we recommend going direct to café/shop area as there is an historical... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and that it was well worth the wait. We feel a visit to the iconic Urquhart Castle is complemented by taking in the great views of the Castle from the unique perspective of the boat. Entering the Castle grounds from... More 

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