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Address: Inverness IV3 8JG, Scotland
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise Including Urquhart Castle
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle

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We booked the 1 hour trip from the Clansman hotel. It was excellent value for money. It was a cold day but warm on board. Facilities were excellent including refreshments and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 June 2016
Lizjpj
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We booked the 1 hour trip from the Clansman hotel. It was excellent value for money. It was a cold day but warm on board. Facilities were excellent including refreshments and lovely toilets. The commentary was good but not intrusive. Staff were friendly and helpful. Strongly recommended.

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

Thank you for the excellent review in relation to the 1 hour Inspiration Cruise! Glad you mention the on board facilities, there's no reason why a cruise on Loch Ness can't be enjoyed in a clean, comfortable and relaxing manner. Additionally also glad you found the staff to be friendly. It's a great place to work and that's thanks to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my cruise today on the Jacobite Queen. I would recommend doing this. Only problem is that the windows said free wifi but I was never able to get a connection.

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

Thank you for the review in regards to your time aboard the Jacobite Queen, there really is some incredible scenery along the way. The hills, mountains and landscape provide the fantastic and photogenic scenery but can cause issues with technology and signal from time to time so we are always looking to improve the reliability of the WiFi. Hope it... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This was a great 2 hour boat trip with Jacobite, great boat and facilities, great staff and commentary, and singing!!, would recommend to anyone visiting the Loch and also a great opportunity to see Urquhart Castle. Our dog enjoyed it too.

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

Singing!? The guide that day must have been the one and only Kenny! Marvellous man, loves the Loch Ness area and very much into his Scottish history. His singing voice isn't half bad either! Delighted to hear you enjoyed the cruise in a comfortable manner and glad the dog was able to come along too. They are allowed on our... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We bought the tickets for the Lochness tour, including boat ride with Jacobite team, and it was great. They have everything in hands, no failure and Alan as driver was a plus. Urquhart Cadtle ruins visit is an excellent complement after a boat ride looking for Nessie.

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

Thank you for the kind words. We've been providing cruises and tours for 40 years now, I hope we've learnt a thing or two in that time! Luckily our job is made a lot easier with the stunning scenery on offer as well as being able to include the iconic ruins of Urquhart Castle on our tours. Thanks again for... More 

Honea Path, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The tour was great. Had Linda in the boat and Allan as the driver. Both were full of information local and historical. We had the 7 hour tour that included bus and boat fees along with a stop at the museum and the castle. Perfect weather for me but the wife got cool. Amazing place to spend the day. For... More 

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

Thank you for posting about our all day Passion tour. There has been such an increase over the last few years of visitors to the Highlands that we were being asked more and more about longer tours in the Loch Ness area so we launched the 7 hour Passion tour. It's a great way to experience Loch Ness and surrounding... More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We had a great time on this tour. It was well run and the employees were nice. I thought I would get sea sick but the boat is big enough where I did not. The upstairs is open so if you plan on sitting up there, bring a blanket. Downstairs is nice and warm. There are toilets and a bar... More 

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

Thank you very much for recommending us to others! Particularly pleased you mention the staff, we appreciate how lucky we are to work in such a beautiful location and that's thanks to everyone that comes to visit us. |Delighted you enjoyed your time with us and Thanks again for the kind words! More 

Basel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We took the three hour afternoon cruise which went as far as Urquehart Castle and returned from there also by boat. Our guide on the boat was Julian, very knowledgeable both about the history and the workings of the Caledonian Canal itself as well as everything we saw along the route. A big thank you to him for making our... More 

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

Thank you for the review in regards to the Reflection cruise, a great way to take in the Caledonian Canal and venture down on to Loch Ness. There's an abundance to see and hear about along the way, delighted Julian made the cruise so enjoyable for you! Thank you for posting about your cruise with us to Trip Advisor! More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

The hour long cruise on Loch Ness (without the stop at Urquhart Castle). Met at the Clansman Hotel as arranged. Tour on time and fullish. If you buy your ticket online, make sure you exchange it at the ticket office next to the boat. The boat staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the cruise was excellent. We found 60 mins... More 

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

Thank you for the review in regards to the 1 hour Inspiration cruise! The lower deck is enclosed yet plenty of layers is always recommended, particularly if venturing to the upper deck to embrace the fresh Highland air! Thank you for taking the time to post to Trip Advisor. More 

Underwood, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We booked the four hours trip consisting of a coach ride to the boat which takes you to Urquhart Castle which over looks Loch Ness. The half hour boat trip on the Loch as amazing and the weather was absolutely beautiful. We had about an hour to wander round the castle remains and time for a cup of coffee before... More 

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

Amazing review of your amazing day with us! Great to hear that you enjoyed your time on the guided tour with the Allan, a fantastic guide as he balances being both informative and entertaining. There's certainly an abundance to see and learn about along the way! Thank you for taking the time to post to Trip Advisor. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Well organised and good value, the staff where helpful and knowledgable. At the half way point in the tour we had a break at the castle and all the staff at the castle where very helpful and knowledgable too.

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

Delighted you particularly mention the staff, both here and at the Castle. We all realise how fortunate we all are to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world so we just want everyone to enjoy it all as much as we do! Thank you for the review! More 

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