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About Loch Ness by Jacobite
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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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.
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from $17.79
221 reviews
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.
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from $44.48
89 reviews
For those who adore history as much as they love mystery, a Loch Ness tour with a visit to Urquhart Castle is a much. Look out for Nessie, the loch’s notorious monster, as you cruise to the medieval ruins, then learn about the role the castle played in Scotland’s long battle for independence.
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from $27.96
101 reviews
Explore Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle on a 4-hour cruise tour from Inverness. Board the 'Jacobite Rebel' cruise boat at Dochgarroch Lock, and sail down the Caledonian Canal and Loch Dochfour to Loch Ness, Britain’s largest body of water by volume and famous for its mythical monster. Admire the scenery, hear stories about Loch Ness’ history, and enjoy two hours to explore 13th-century Urquhart Castle on the lochside before another hour of cruising.
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from $44.48
46 reviews
Seek out Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, on a 2-hour cruise from Dochgarroch Lock. The boat is fitted with a special Nessie sonar, but if the elusive monster doesn’t show up, the area's other sights will charm you instead. Pass along the Caledonian Canal into Loch Ness to see Urquhart Castle, Bona Lighthouse, and the crash site of a World War II bomber. You'll learn about the loch’s history and legends as you cruise.
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from $25.42
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the benefit of seeing Loch Ness on a glorious sunny day, with little wind. We had a pre-cruise coffee at the visitor centre, which is modern and operates smoothly and efficiently. We chose to sit downstairs on the boat, at the stern...still outside,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We had very good views from the boat in spite of the weather. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I just felt I would be willing to pay more for a bit more time to explore the castle.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

..well, on the canal and the loch! We took the 2 hour tour - which basically goes to Castlethere Urquhart and back. We chose not to get off at the castle button can buy a cruise that lets you spend one, or two, hours there....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your 5 star review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Sounds like you had Kenny our super singing Guide! Thank you for visiting Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope we...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Fabulous day out. The cruise was great, the boat was immaculate, the staff are helpful and friendly and the guide’s commentary was very informative about the area. The inside seating is very comfortable and you get great views but it’s really worth going out either...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us. Loch Ness certainly is a stunning place and we take great pride in being able to show it off to our visitors....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on this tour, and had a fantastic few hours, some great landscapes, and the Loch is beautiful. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2019
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for cruising with Loch Ness by Jacobite. We are so pleased to read your lovely 5 star review on how much you enjoyed your tour with us. Loch Ness certainly is a stunning place! We hope we can welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

It is aomewhat complicated to find out from where your boat leaves as there are four different locations depending on the length of your cruise. Ad we had already seen the castle, we chose a one-hour tour departing from Klansman harbour about 20 minutes’ drive...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. We have tried to layout our booking website and brochure as clearly as possible to ensure that our departure points can...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Probably one of my favorite trips! In a bus, they take you to the dock. Once you're on the boat, you can walk around as they take you to the castle. You have time there to walk around before meeting the bus in the parking...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank your for taking the time to leave us your lovely 5 star review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. That's so lovely to hear that we were a highlight. Thank you for touring with Loch Ness by Jacobite,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed everything about this trip.the boat was smoother than expected and the staff very friendly.on board refreshments and gifts reasonably priced

Date of experience: September 2019
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for cruising with Loch Ness by Jacobite. We are so pleased to read your lovely review and hear how much you enjoyed your tour with us. We hope we can welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jacobite tour was great after being picked up near the castle and taken on a 30 minute trip around the loch i can honestly say there is no better way to experience Loch Ness, the boat allowed guests to sit comfortably indoors, or outdoors,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TammyWinter
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us so much. Our Crew will be so pleased to hear your lovely comments. Loch Ness is a stunning place! Thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice way to enjoy the views and get some information about the area. They sure know what they are doing and the experience worth the time and the money you pay for it.More

Date of experience: August 2019
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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Loch Ness certainly is beautiful and we love being able to show it off to all our visitors. Thank you for touring...More

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Response from AdventuresOfMJ | Reviewed this property |
The mini rebellion tour is 3 hours and only goes to urqhart castle :) one hour to the castle, one hour there and one hour return. Good amount of time
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August 12, 2019|
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Yes, not quite as many as they run in the summer, but they do run. I think you’ll love it! I would definitely dress warmly
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January 8, 2019|
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Response from Arch04 | Reviewed this property |
The boat is very sturdy, we went in rather bitter windy weather and both my husband and children were fine! A very smooth ride , didn’t feel any choppy waters . Have a fabulous time!
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