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Castle Cruises Loch Ness

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Address: Drumnadrochit IV63 6TX, Scotland
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+44 1456 450205
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Morning out

Anybody thinks it only takes a hour think again but if u not been on the cruise it takes longe about 1.1/2 hrs well worth it lady guide good clear voice and she's very good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Southport, United Kingdom
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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anybody thinks it only takes a hour think again but if u not been on the cruise it takes longe about 1.1/2 hrs well worth it lady guide good clear voice and she's very good telling the disruptive children of without being rude we went on the 13th march 2017 very good morning out thanks to the staff very friendly/... More 

Thank tonyborrony
Gunnislake, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We drove down to Fort Augustus from Inverness for a Day out with our friends, it was brilliant weather for October so we decided to take a cruise around the Loch Ness, it was about £15 each and was an excellent trip, the boat was very clean with good facilitates, toilets, bar and various view points on the board. The... More 

Thank murray_campbell250
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We did the one hour trip on Loch Ness which took us to the centre of the Loch and gave us a great view of the Castle. Terrific views all round the Loch. The skipper/guide was very informative and helpful. We were picked up from the centre of village (information centre) and taken on five minute ride to jetty. Free... More 

Thank simone_waldock
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My family and I went on this trip at the end of our day at Loch Ness. We were fortunate enough to have a guide who was involved in the student study of the Loch Ness monster back in the late 1960's and was very informative about what he had experienced, and about the Loch itself. My youngest even got... More 

Thank Poppet76
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We booked the two hour trip which including a visit to Urquhart Castle and it was a wonderful experience. We were blessed with sun and the Loch and surrounding scenery were simply breathtaking. The cruise itself was really informative and the staff friendly. We loved the castle and could have easily stayed there longer. Fascinating insight into the history of... More 

Thank 248alyb
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

My family and I went on this boat trip last week and it was brilliant. The skipper has worked at Loch Ness for the last 49 years and was involved in the big Nessie searches. His knowledge of the area is wonderful and makes for a really enjoyable, interesting boat trip as well as being surrounded by stunning scenery.

Thank Raye T
Nice, France
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68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Amongst all 5 or 6 local cruises you should favor this one at all cost. Why ? . The guide is Dick, an great old timer who spent his life since 1962 on the shores of Loch Ness looking for Nessie. He's been 100% part of the action, even features in documentaries and is a living memory of the Nessie... More 

Thank Colibri06
Mosta, Malta
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113 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Fantastic cruise with documentary from someone who actually dedicated his life for this Loch and its legend! You purchase tickets from shop just in front of the Drumnadrochit visitor information center and get picked up by skipper himself on the hour in front of the visitor center itself. Small groups. We were heavily entertained throughout the cruise with a documentary... More 

2 Thank KrisCini
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The chap picked us up in a minibus from outside drumnodrochit hotel and the Loch was a few minutes down the road. He had commentary on about Loch Ness and was a great guide! The cruise was lovely and we went past Urquhart castle and the boat stopped for photo's....lovely views of Loch Ness, trip was about an hour, didn't... More 

1 Thank liz s
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We were on holiday and had enquired about a cruise for 6 adults and 2 dogs. The lovely young lady assured us it would be fine and so we went back the following day to book. In the shop were 2 older (past retirement age) people. When we said we wanted to book and we had 2 dogs, they were... More 

2 Thank fiona t
James M, Owner at Castle Cruises Loch Ness, responded to this review

For the past 19 years I have taken hundreds of dogs of all sizes (for free) on my boat but always with the understanding that it was with the full agreement of the other passengers. At this time of year many of our passengers are families with children so this condition is of particular importance. This group had not just... More 

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