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Cruise the Caledonian Canal, Sail on Loch Ness and View Urquhart Castle

Highlights
  • 2-hour Loch Ness cruise from Dochgarroch Lock
  • Pass along the Caledonian Canal and through Loch Dochfour
  • Glide around Loch Ness in search for the fabled monster
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Cruise the Caledonian Canal, Sail on Loch Ness and View Urquhart Castle
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Tour departs at 11:30am
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Tour departs at 2.30pm
Cruise the Caledonian Canal, sail on Loch Ness and View Urquhart Castle
USD 25.91
Tour departs at 9:30am
Tour departs at 9:30am
USD 25.91
Overview

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.

What to Expect

Make your own way to Dochgarroch Lock, roughly 4.5 miles (7km) southwest of Inverness. At your chosen start time of 9:30am, 11:30am, or 2pm, you'll board your boat and settle in for a 2-hour cruise. Drinks, light snacks, and whisky are available at your own expense. 

Glide along the history-rich Caledonian Canal, and cross the waters of Loch Dochfour into the legendary Loch Ness. 

If you can tear your eyes from the scenery, then take a look at the onboard sonar that monitors the whereabouts of Nessie. You’ll hear a bleep if she’s thought to be lurking nearby. 

Listen out for fun facts about the loch’s past and the legends that surround it. Sights along the route include the inland Bona Lighthouse, Urquhart Castle, and Aldourie Castle, which is now a luxury vacation estate. You’ll even see the crash site of a Wellington bomber aircraft from World War II.

After two hours on the water, you’ll return to the start point to end your cruise.

Write a ReviewReviews (16)

1 - 5 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Spotting Nessie

Pretty good cruise on Loch Ness with a good tour guide who told us many interesting and funny stories about Scotlands' history, Loch Ness and of course Nessie. Unfortunately we could not find the monster on this trip 😕

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome

We enjoyed a great trip with Jacobite. All the sights were great and the staff were very accommodating. I’d recommend this to anyone considering a trip on the Loch. No Nessie sighted though

Thank CBeagle2110
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Very interesting

Had a very warm day so the breeze on board was very welcome. The talk whilst cruising was very informative and a special touch when our host sang a couple of Scottish songs along the way. Some great sights and a nice boat

Thank Gaz-Alison
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Money and time well spent

We did the Contemplation cruise which is a 2 hour cruise on the loch and a view of the Urquhart castle from the cruise itself. The boat is very nice, boarding and deboarding was comfortable, on cruise drinks were enjoyable in the cool breeze on...More

Thank RStourist
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Nice cruise trip!

Didn't see the monster, but the trip was very pleasant, the live commentary was very informative and our guide was a lot of fun. The boat had good amenities and the trip was very smooth, didn't visit the castle but from the boat, we had...More

Thank VDVsx
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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. Many thanks for sailing with us and we hope to welcome you back to the highlands again in the future.

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