Water activity

Loch Ness: Urquhart Castle Round-Trip Cruise

Activity provider: Loch Ness by Jacobite

Loch Ness: Urquhart Castle Round-Trip Cruise

Activity provider: Loch Ness by Jacobite

Enjoy stunning views of Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands on a boat cruise from Clansman Harbour to Urquhart Castle and back. Relax with a drink and snack from the on board bar as you glide across one of Scotland’s most famous lakes.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Experience

Highlights
  • Get stunning views of Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle on a gentle boat cruise
  • Go to the deepest part of the lake and look for the Loch Ness monster
  • Look for underwater happenings with the onboard sonar
  • Relax with a Scottish snack and wee dram, available to purchase from the onboard bar
Full description
Climb aboard a small cruise boat for a truly inspiring tour of Loch Ness, departing from Clansman Harbour, just south of Inverness, and sailing as far as Urquhart Castle and back. Once on board, you will sail to the heart of Loch Ness, famous around the world for its mysterious - and elusive - monster. A selection of Scottish produce, as well as hot and cold snacks are available to purchase from the bar, if you fancy a wee dram as you cruise. Boats also have free WiFi for your convenience. Soak up the stunning mountain views as you cruise to the remains of Urquhart Castle, the envy of Scotland’s romantic ruins. Once you reach the blunt peninsula of Urquhart Bay, the boat will turn around and sail at back to Clansman Harbour.
Includes
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Wi-Fi
  • Snacks and drinks (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Boats depart from Clansman Harbour, Loch Ness, 9 miles southwest of Inverness on the A82. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to boarding as the boat will not wait.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with restricted mobility
  • Visitors will need to climb 26 steps to get to the boat
  • Dogs are welcome on board the cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 811 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.3/5

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Would thoroughly recommend the 50min trip to Urqhart Castle and back. Great views of the Loch and castle plus the benefit of a bar and friendly staff who are happy to share a story or 2. We took a trip along the Loch during winter and had fun despite the cold and rain thanks to Peter and the crew for entertaining our very active 7 yr old!

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January 9, 2023

We had limited time as we arrived in Inverness in the afternoon and couldn't do a longer or morning tour. This trip was a perfect way to get onto Loch Ness and enjoy the scenery. The dog was allowed too, and he gave the trip a big waggy tails up. It was a freezing fog day in Inverness but the fog lifted, and the sun came out as we headed out from the quay.

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November 28, 2022

Lovely visit to the Loch and amazing scenery. The cruise boat is really nice and good on board facilites! They say take cash but they had a card machine for the Costa coffee and on board bar! Beware it is quite a long way from inverness so costs a lot in taxi to get there and back: maybe best book the longer trip with transport from the city bus station.

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August 29, 2022

Product ID: 45775