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Address: Inverness IV3 8JG, Scotland
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+44 1463 233999
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Water doesn't get much more mysterious than this 23 mile stretch running...

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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$41.91*
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Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
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$33.02*
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise Including Urquhart Castle
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$27.30*
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle

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Loch cruise

This was great. An hours cruise along the Loch. Great views of the castle. Very reasonably priced. Great views from top deck outside or lower deck inside. Recommended.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was great. An hours cruise along the Loch. Great views of the castle. Very reasonably priced. Great views from top deck outside or lower deck inside. Recommended.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a glowing 5 star review. Delighted you enjoyed the Freedom tour, thank you for sailing with us, we hope to welcome you back to Loch Ness again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour with an informative speaker to entertain us during our journey to Urquhart Castle. Would highly recommend.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Delighted you enjoyed our live guiding on board. Thank you for sailing with us, we hope to welcome you back sometime in the future! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My son and I travelled to Inverness to explore the legend of the Loch Ness Monster. Our day trip with Jacobite was a wonderful experience and the highlight of our trip. Our 2 1/2-hour tour included a coach ride to the loch, with wonderful commentary from our friendly and hospitable guide, Mike. Upon reaching Loch Ness, we enjoyed a boat... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Delighted you both had such a wonderful time on the Temptation tour. Mike is a valued member of the Jacobite Team, he is passionate and considerate and this shows in his daily duties. Thank you for sailing with us, we hope to welcome you back sometime in... More 

Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic coach driver Mike. Great your guide. The cruise was glorious especially with the rolling clouds, sun, mist and rainbows. Castle urquhart was amazing. The sun was out, the wind was blowing the Highlands looked spectacular. Drumnadrochit was beautiful. The visitor centre eye opening for a nessie believer. My ideas have changed it is still believe. A wonderful tour. The... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Delighted you enjoyed our Sensation tour with Mike. All of team Jacobite hold a belief for Nessie - delighted you still do too! Thank you for sailing with us, we hope to welcome you back again in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I usually find most sightseeing tours are only as good as the guide/driver you have as they can add at least 50% onto the quality of your tour. Thankfully we had Allan who was absolutely brilliant! He kept us well entertained with his funny stories and he knew everything about Loch Ness and the surrounding area. We went on the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Alan is a valued member of the team, he is a wealth of knowledge on Loch Ness and the local area and his passion for his work shines within his daily duties. Rumour has it, our highland Hot chocolate increases the chances of spotting Nessie! We agree,... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went on the Jacobite 2.5 hr trip last Monday. We were lucky with the weather which was crystal clear 8 oktas blue. The bus journey to the Clansman harbour was great, our driver Alan aka Craig for bad reviews was very knowledgeable and entertaining, his presentation was polished and professional. The boat trip was lovely and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Alan is extremely passionate about his work, and this shows in his daily duties. Delighted you thought so highly of all of our staff! We take on board your comments regarding prices and this will be reviewed for winter 2017. We hope to welcome you back sometime... More 

Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the minute we arrived at pay booth. We knew it would be amazing. Staff beyond friendly, helpfull, informative. Was thoroughly enjoyable for kids and adults alike. Definetly a must for all.

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

Thank you for your glowing 5 star review! It is always great to hear such positive feedback regarding our staff. Thank you for sailing with us, we hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on a day trip with Happy Tours, pur first stop was a Loch Ness cruise on the Jacobite. Little dissapointed that the tour didn't include visit to Urqhuart castle but we had a great time anyway! Had fun having some hot chocolate and whisky that did wonders to my cold, also we may have seen a climpse of Nessie... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Rumour has it that our Highland hot chocolate increases Nessie sightings by up to 50%!! It is a shame you didn't get the chance to visit Urquhart Castle, if you are ever in the area again we would be delighted to welcome you back on board for... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great 1hr boat cruise on Loch Ness (13/02/17). Weather sunny and cold. Relaxing boat ride. Open air top and comfy seats inside which was lovely and warm after standing outside. Guide tells you all the facts. Money well spent.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your cruise with us, even more so delighted that the sun managed to make an appearance for you! Thank you for sailing with us, we hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. More 

Cambridge, Canada
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruise is a great was to see the castle. Depending on the ticket you buy, you can get off at the castle and wonder the ruins. Get back on the next boat. They run hourly.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Delighted you enjoyed our Freedom tour. Urquhart Castle is one of the oldest settlements in Scotland - hopefully you managed to take some good pictures! thank you for sailing with us, we hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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