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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise

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
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise
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Overview
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.
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.
Reviews (50)
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Reviewed yesterday
Fun

Took the short cruise from the Clansman Hotel, to Urquhart Castle and back again, it was a very choppy day out on the water, however the guide Julian, was superb. From his comment that you won't need s drink to be staggering around to his...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your valuable feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with Loch Ness by Jacobite. Julian certainly is a very entertaining guide with some very intriguing stories! Thank you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful vessel, helpful staff in a breathtaking location.

Our family of four braved the top deck on a cold and moody late December day on the mighty Loch Ness. The boat was clean and well maintained. The staff helpful and well presented. The star in this show is the location. The Loch, surroundings...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jason P
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your valuable feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with Loch Ness by Jacobite. Loch Ness certainly is a stunning place come rain or shine. Thank you for...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018
wonderful hour long cruise on Loch Ness

Having lived in Scotland for most of my life and having family in Inverness it wasn't till last week with visiting family from Canada that we did this lovely trip. Reasonably priced at £14 for an hour on the Loch which was fine for us....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite and thank you for your kind comments. Thank you for booking with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope to welcome...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile
Waste of time and money

Cruise is not exciting at all. Better views you will get if you drive through the loch Ness road. Nothing interesting or special in the cruise. It is just waste of time and money opting for the cruise. Not worth the money.

Thank lijojk
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we are disappointed to hear they that you didn’t enjoy their cruise on Loch Ness. We do hope you that you enjoyed your time in the Highlands.

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Tranquil views

We enjoyed a round-trip cruise to see if we could spot nessy! Beautiful views and a very relaxing day trip. Dress warm if the weather is cooler. Snacks and beverages for purchase at a fair price. Clean and comfortable boat. Crew gives you information along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SaraSuitcase
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite. Thank you for sailing with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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November 30, 2018|
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Response from markwE4742KB | Reviewed this property |
As far as I understand it, you need to ensure they show as "travelling" for the purposes of insurance by the operator. You may well find that they do incur a fee but I could call the operator to clarify. Enjoy the trip!
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The day we traveled there was a very well trained dog up on top with us.
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Response from Tina K | Reviewed this property |
The local bus service seems to be very good check the time tables there were quite a few people there with out cars so I am sure there is a bus ring the cruise company and they maybe able to help
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