Tours and Tickets

Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition provided by Loch Ness by Jacobite

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition

Save
Share
Support this operator:Times are tough for the travel community right now. To show your support, consider leaving a review or posting photos of tours and experiences you have taken. Your support will go a long way in helping tour operators worldwide get back on their feet down the road
View all photos (150)
This product is unavailable to book via Tripadvisor. Contact the supplier for availability.
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Overview
Even though Loch Ness is just a short driving distance from Inverness, it can be hard to get there without renting a car. This guided tour includes round-trip transport from an easy-to-find meeting spot, as well as admission tickets to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition and Urquhart Castle for your convenience. Plus, it packs in guided and independent elements to allow you to learn with a guide by your side and to explore on your own.
Highlights
  • Combine a Loch Ness boat cruise with a Urquhart Castle admission ticket
  • Learn about the mysteries of the Loch Ness from your guide
  • Tour combines guided and independent elements, appealing to all traveler types
  • Round-trip transportation from Inverness lets you relax and enjoy the scenery
  • Return to Inverness by early afternoon, leaving the rest of the day free
What to Expect
Make your way to the Inverness bus station in advance of your group's meeting time. Then, climb into a comfortable coach and travel to Clansman Harbour. Relax on the way, listen to your guide's commentary, and take in the landscape while your driver worries about directions and traffic. Board the cruise ship at Clansman Harbour, and explore the boat as it travels through the river down to the famous Loch Ness. Snap photos of the vistas, and listen to your guide detail the myths and legends that surround the loch and its famous inhabitant, Nessie. Arrive at Urquhart Castle, and disembark for a short self-guided tour. The flexibility to explore on your own is a good complement to the other guided elements of the day. Move on to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, where you can learn about the origin of the Loch Ness Monster narrative and the historic inhabitants of the castle and fortress. Get a comprehensive overview of the site's long history through an exploration of the seven multimedia exhibits. Back on the bus, return to Inverness by early afternoon with plenty of daytime hours to do as you wish.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cruise to Urquhart Castle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
243Reviews
16Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 106
  • 34
  • 7
  • 4
  • 1
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
More
Popular mentions
sumikop9 wrote a review Jan 2020
Pickering, Canada9 contributions
This was probably the best part of our whole UK trip last June. The views were breathtaking. Our driver Allen was wonderful (he should read audiobooks) and his recommendation to try the “scotch-chocolate”, as we’ve taken to calling it, was well worth it. This is 200% worth the
Read more
Helpful
Share
Connor B wrote a review Jan 2020
Jerusalem, Israel3 contributions
A fantastic way to see Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Very informative tour guides both with Jacobite Tours and at the castle (thank you Ranald and Mark!). The castle was quite impressive, and there was a nice museum and video to go along with the visit. This trip was the
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
Helpful
Share
Brian A wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Our guide Neil was was awesome as was the cruise crew! Perfect way to spend four hours and get back in time to enjoy the rest of the day in Inverness. Time spent on each leg of the tour was perfect, culminating in a self-guided tour of Urquhart castle!! If you're in Inverness
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
Helpful
Share
Liz wrote a review Dec 2019
14 contributions1 helpful vote
+2
I was on the fence to go because I wanted to do the nature hike however when we did decide to go for it it was beautiful. There was some rain when we went but the Loch Ness and other lochs that we were on had a spectacular view! The boat commentator was amazing and had great
Read more
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
sharonmchalkley wrote a review Nov 2019
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
The guide Ranold was lovely and very informative. Really good trip / value for money. Definitely recommend
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
Helpful
Share
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Loch Ness by Jacobite
hvamanda
00
Beautiful tour
This cruise goes from the Loch Ness Clansman hotel to Urquhart Castle. We took the round trip. The staff at the tic
Read more
42cck
00
A Boat ride
This was an okay boat ride. Nothing extraordinary. Pick up was late, so we got to wait in the rain. Would have miss
Read more
LankyOmaha
00
Great Boat Trip for Loch Ness and Urquart Castle
This was a very nice baot trip along Loch Ness. Great scenery. The stop at Urquart Castle was especially nice. Even
Read more
annapglan
00
Nice way to see Loch Ness.
The boat was a good way to go on Loch Ness, you got to see all the lovely views. We chose the ticket you could stop
Read more
tamara s
00
Must do when in Inverness
Visited Inverness for the half marathon March 8. Purchase tickets directly from their own website so I could get th
Read more
Jed4710
00
Birthday Breakfast
Great place, easy car parking,roomy and spacious and great service. Food was pretty darn good too 😁
Read more
377lexib
00
Sensation tour by Jacobite
This tour was absolutely amazing.our guide was Allan who said it was his first tour back driving the coach after a
Read more
Lesley C
00
Honeymoon
Awesome cruise, the staff are friendly staff and very helpful the boats are so clean. Disappointment..... NO NESSY!
Read more
405stevieh
00
Loch Ness Boat Trip
What can I say, from the parking to the gorgeous cafe on site to the fabulous boat trip down Loch Ness to Urquhart
Read more
Suvidha K
00
Ok for a day trip
We went on the 2hr Cruise...I think we were expecting a lot more and hence weren’t totally wowed! The views from L
Read more
Brandon F
00
Get way to see Loch Ness
Really liked this cruise! It was a very easy way to see the famous Loch as well as the ruins. The boats were clean,
Read more
BluFast
00
Great Tour
I did the one hour boat tour over the Loch from the dock near the Clansman Hotel. This was very good, given the fac
Read more
Asherloperly
00
A must do with family!
We booked this tour as we love boat trips and this one did not disappoint. We traveled on the Jocobite and the brea
Read more
Christabel90
00
Not to be missed
We are really happy that we ended up joining this tour as opposed to trying to visit Loch Ness without a guide. Thh
Read more
debbie m
00
Fantastic day out
We booked the trip online and paid which was very easy and user friendly, the bus arrived at the bus station and th
Read more
Key Details
  • Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, and 2 more
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+1 855 275 5071