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Loch Ness Cruises

Address: Nessieland | Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU, Scotland
Phone Number: +44(0)1456 450395
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: You will find our booking office in Celtic Crafts Gift Shop on the Nessieland in Drumnadrochit...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: You will find our booking office in Celtic Crafts Gift Shop on the Nessieland in Drumnadrochit - Look for the large blue signs advertising NESSIELAND. Loch Ness Cruises on the Nessie Hunter can only be booked at Celtic Crafts, online or at participating Scottish Tourist Board Visitor Information Centres(VIC's)! All our passengers are entitled to a discount in goods purchased in Celtic Crafts! Please ask for details when you are booking your cruise.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went to this for a bit of fun, the tour operator was good and full of knowledge about the loch and the myth of Nessie. The boat was clean and the tour took us out around the loch and past of the old castle ruins as well If you have time to stop and do this, i highly recommend

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highlandgeordie, Owner at Loch Ness Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for another great review. Nessie Hunter is the only small passenger boat on Loch Ness that can sit all our passengers either inside in our heated salon with its panoramic windows or outside on her aft deck, fore deck or up on the flying bridge, so weather conditions is not a problem. More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I actually walked into this as a Nessie believer and walked away as an unbeliever. Nevertheless the Loch is beautiful and worth a visit. The captain was very, very knowledgable however you could tell he does this day in, day out as his voice sounded very robotic. I know other people have said he's very friendly and funny but we... More 

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highlandgeordie, Owner at Loch Ness Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. It is important to us that you have an enjoyable cruise so I am a bit mystified that you are now a non believer as I am a firm believer and try to convey that in my commentary. We always do a live commentary unlike some of our competitors and have professionally translated facts... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The captain of the cruise is informative, humorous, knowledgable and experienced about Loch Ness. The boat is not large (we had a total of 6 people on the boat but could hold about 15). The size is perfect as you get to see the captain, see the depth charts of the lake and understand the history of the lake. You... More 

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highlandgeordie, Owner at Loch Ness Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. As you said our boat is ideal for small groups, we actually only carry a maximum of 12 passengers but with lots of options on where you wish to sit - inside in our spacious and heated salon with its panoramic windows outside on the fore or aft decks or up on the flying... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Great. Do not miss it. Plan your bus at inverness station. With the bus time table. First bus to drum. Then to urqhist castle. Then to fort augustus. Finally back to inverness.

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highlandgeordie, Owner at Loch Ness Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Carlos for a great review! More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The day we went on our trip on Loch Ness it was sunny and bright which added to the lovely boat trip. The guide was very informative about the surrounding trees and wildlife, sadly no Nessie appeared,

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highlandgeordie, Owner at Loch Ness Cruises, responded to this review

You must have being looking in the wrong direction when she popped up, but glad you enjoyed the trip! More 

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
67 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I had booked online with details confirmed by phone for the tour which started at Nessieland and involved us being taken down to the harbour in a mini-bus. There were only four of us on the tour and we were all sat upstairs but that didn't stop George narrating the entire trip. He shared lots of titbits of information and... More 

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highlandgeordie, Owner at Loch Ness Cruises, responded to this review

I give my full commentary on every trip! Glad you had a good time! More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and myself had, along with a family from India and a couple from Australia, a marvellous trip on the 'Nessie Hunter' cruiser. Our host George was fantastic! Over 50 years of sailing and experience on the Loch was crammed into the narration that he enthused over for almost the entire hour of our cruise. It was well worth... More 

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highlandgeordie, Owner at Loch Ness Cruises, responded to this review

It was my pleasure. Thank you for a great review. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

You can book this cruise round the back of Nessieland! When we booked this it seemed more expensive than others I had seen so was a little curious as to why. You get picked up by Mini Bus that drives you to the boat. Once aboard you are treated to a very personal live commentary from George Edwards 'EDWARDS DEEP'... More 

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highlandgeordie, Owner at Loch Ness Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We actually charge the same as our competitors but we think as is evident by our customers reviews that we have a superior boat and commentary! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
100 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It was the last cruise of the season, A very relaxing Cruise around the Loch with great scenery and to top it off there is a castle on the Loch which I did not expect, The water was calm the captain was knowledgeable and had a sense of humor. I would recommend doing this in the summer months as it... More 

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highlandgeordie, Owner at Loch Ness Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We normally operate until the end of October but unfortunately due to a family bereavement plus exceptionally high water levels which made boarding impossible we had to stop cruising on 20th October. However,this year we will run cruises from 1st December - 23rd December and 27th December - 31st December at 12.00, 13.00 and... More 

Teaneck, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was a nice relaxing hour or so on the water. Lake Ness (Loch Ness) was calm and the weather was good. The captain knows the history of the lake so well, it was an education too. Whether or not there is a Loch Ness monster (he says she is not called Nessie by the locals, just by us foreigners...)... More 

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highlandgeordie, Owner at Loch Ness Cruises, responded to this review

Glad you and your family had an enjoyable time looking for Each(esh) Uisge(ooshge) -The Water Horse - commonly know as Nessie! More 

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