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Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle Visit from Inverness

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  • Family friendly
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle Visit from Inverness
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Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle Visit from Inverness
USD 45.22
Overview
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.
What to Expect
Set off on your 4-hour cruise tour of Loch Ness at 9:30am from Dochgarroch Lock, around 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometres) from the city of Inverness. Situated on the Caledonian Canal and built by the famous Scottish civil engineer, Thomas Telford, Dochgarroch lies in a picturesque Highland setting.

After settling aboard, set sail down the last remaining stretch of the Caledonian Canal and enter Loch Dochfour. As you cruise to the end of this loch, pass the magnificent Bona Lighthouse and watch as the views open out to a full panorama of Loch Ness.

Listen to stories from your live guide as you cruise past Aldourie Castle and enjoy the gorgeous natural scenery. Keep an eye out, too, for the mythical Loch Ness monster, ‘Nessie,’ on our sonar screens.

After an hour, you’ll arrive at the ruins of Urquhart Castle, one of Scotland largest castles. Disembark and enjoy two hours to tour this medieval site independently.

Afterwards, head to the visitor center to learn about the historic figures that inhabited or invaded the site, such as King Edward I in the 13th century and MacDonald Lord of the Isles during the 15th and 16th centuries.

Learn about the construction and destruction of the fortress, and the key role it played in the Scottish fight for independence. Don’t miss the authentic medieval artefacts before returning to re-board your boat.

Enjoy another hour on the boat, perhaps with a Costa coffee or even a whisky (both own expense) from the fully stocked bar. Your experience finishes when you return to Dochgarroch by 1:30pm, feeling as if you’ve captured the real heart of Loch Ness.
Reviews (40)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Great experience

I went on the Tour Temptation which picked us up at the Inverness Bus station. Alan was our guide and he was very friendly and had a good sense of humour. The boat ride was pleasant with some lovely views of the Loch. Getting a...More

Thank fritillaria
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite. Thank you for booking with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope to welcome you back again in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice tour

Ian, our Jacobite, was a good guide & driver, who kept us entertained throughout. The tour began with Ian giving us a view of the city and then taking us to the cruise, to the castle, Loch Ness Museum and back to city centre. Everything...More

Thank Sarah_Kaushik
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite. Thank you for booking with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope to welcome you back again in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice coach and cruise trip

We were only in Inverness for two nights as part of a railway holiday so we decided to opt for the trip that included a coach from Inverness centre to and back from the cruise pick-up point. The coach trip out and back were really...More

Thank TansandTone
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite. Thank you for your positive comments and we are very glad that you enjoyed your experience. We are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Dissatisfied

We booked this tour very excited to go on the cruise. While we couldn’t make our original time they were very accommodating in getting us on the next available cruise. We stayed in the restaurant/gift shop across the way from the dock and the staff...More

Thank Erica T
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the cruise and your time at Urquhart Castle. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy some parts of the tour and we have noted...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lovely combination

What could’ve been a disaster due to storm Ali, turned out to be a fabulous trip. Staff were lovely & friendly & very helpful. The guide was very informative & was always willing to answer our questions. The castle was lovely in a stunning location...More

Thank Denise F
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 you had a memorable experience, and hope to welcome you back again in the future!

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