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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise

Highlights
  • Cruise out onto Loch Ness—widely considered the most beautiful stretch of water in Scotland
  • Take a seat indoors or on the viewing deck outside: Scotland’s weather is notoriously changeable
  • Watch out for sightings of Nessie—the Loch Ness Monster—via the on-board sonar
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise
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1-hour sightseeing cruise departing at 11am
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Overview
Loch Ness and the surrounding hillsides are widely considered among the most impressive landscapes in Scotland. On this sightseeing tour, cruise out onto Loch Ness and gaze across the waves to the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle. Your boat offers both indoor and outdoor viewing space in case of bad weather, plus sonar system to help you spot Nessie—the loch’s famously shy resident!
What to Expect
Choose the departure time to suit your schedule, then 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 all weathers.

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.

During 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 could get lucky!

After one hour on Loch Ness, disembark back at Clansman Harbour to conclude your cruise.
Reviews (47)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago
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

Thank SaraSuitcase
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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.

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Contemplation Tour on Loch Ness

During a recent trip to Scotland, my husband and I had pre-booked a two hour Contemplation Tour with Loch Ness by Jacobite. This tour departed from the Dochgarroch Lock just south of Inverness. We arrived to find the main building facility under construction, so there...More

Thank hfritzinger
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Very nice cruise

It was really very nice tour. We enjoyed it. Un fortunatelly we could not see Nessi... but I hope to see her next time.More

Thank Dina R
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise with us on Loch Ness. The views really are something special! We hope to welcome you back for a cruise in the future and thank...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Worth doing - try to miss the crowds

We did the 1 hour inspiration tour, having read the previous reviews we booked the 09:00 tour to try to avoid crowds. It proved to be a good choice as we were able to park at the Hotel opposite and there were only about 15...More

Thank Titus_Twinkle
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 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. We hope you had a memorable experience, and hope to welcome you back again in the future!

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Jan L
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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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