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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise

Highland Council, United Kingdom

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Set sail across the misty waters of Loch Ness and discover the eerie legend of the Loch Ness Monster on this sightseeing cruise from Inverness. Cruise past the majestic ruins of Urquhart Castle as you explore one of Britain’s largest freshwater lakes and use the ship’s sonar system to seek out the loch’s notorious resident.
  • Loch Ness sightseeing cruise trip from Clansman Harbour
  • Marvel at the incredible natural beauty of Loch Ness and the surrounding greenery
  • Relax on the comfortable cruise boat, taking a seat inside or on the open-air top deck
  • Join in the quest for Nessie, the elusive Loch Ness Monster, with the boat’s sonar system
  • Enjoy views of the emotive ruins of medieval Urquhart Castle
  • Unwind with a drink and a snack from the boat’s onboard bar (own expense)
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1-hour sightseeing cruise
Free Wi-Fi on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Brackla Harbour, Inverness IV3 8LA, UK

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Returns to original departure point
After making your own way to Clansman Harbour admire the undulating hills and rambling greenery that surrounds Loch Ness.

Climb aboard your boat and take a seat inside or on the open-air deck. As your boat begins to cruise away from the harbor, take in stunning views of Loch Ness, a lake considered one of Britain’s most mysterious. 

Capture photographs of the loch, Britain’s largest body of fresh water, and scour the surface for sightings of the mythical Loch Ness Monster. During your cruise, opt to revitalize with a drink or snack from the on-board bar at your own expense. 

On the way back to Clansman Harbour, gaze at the 500-year-old ruins of Urquhart Castle, famed for its invasion by Edwards I. After your sailing trip, disembark at your original departure point.
Pass By:  
Urquhart Castle
Sail through the waters of Loch Ness as you approach the historic Urquhart Castle that rests on the banks of Loch Ness. Absorb the scenery from the boat as you pass by the once mighty strong hold - making for a perfect picture opportunity!
Stop At:  
Loch Ness
All aboard and explore the mighty Loch Ness! As you depart on our catamaran sailing through the mysterious waters. You will be surrounded by stunning scenery and historical landmarks. Keep your eyes peeled for anything mysterious that may be lurking beneath!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Loch Ness by Jacobite
Our friendly crew are on hand to welcome you before you board. Be sure to check in for your boarding pass.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Approximately a 20 minute (10.4 miles) drive from Inverness
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Loch Ness by Jacobite

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers.

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  • "It's good to have a different perspective of the Loch Ness, although it doesn't offer much to see." See review


111 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Jacobite Cruise
, May 2021
Had a nice trip on the boat, lots of room and space to walk about. Weather wasn't warm enough to sit up top but enjoyed sitting on the lower deck. Staff were nice and Friendly.
Just being on the Lich
, Oct 2020
Tour was very short. Could not hear the information over the speakers and had to ask for it to be turned up.
Great experience
, Oct 2020
Quick and simple to book online, apart from the weather, the cruise was brilliant. Would definitely do it again!!!
Enjoyable despite the weather!
, Oct 2020
It was a very wet day but the crew did their best to look after us and provided ponchos! Unfortunately couldn’t hear much of the commentary over the noise of the boat engine and the wind blowing through my poncho hood (!) but could have gone inside and am sure would have heard everything clearly. The views were beautiful and the trip enjoyable so would do it again on a better weather day!
Visit the Lake
Inês M
, Aug 2019
It's good to have a different perspective of the Loch Ness, although it doesn't offer much to see. The view nearer the Castle is much prettier. For the price and duration it is a good trip. and the right duration.
I really enjoyed this cruise...
, Oct 2017
I really enjoyed this cruise, although it was a windy day the boat ride was super smooth. The commentary on board was great, just enough information and did not bombard you with boring stuff. I enjoyed just doing the cruise itself and looking at the nearby castle and visitor center at my own pace before the cruise. It was a great opportunity to get a photo of the castle from the water. Unfortunately I did not spot 'Nessie', maybe next time
A lovely relaxing cruise with recorded...
Michelle E
, Jun 2017
A lovely relaxing cruise with recorded commentary if you are interested. Fantastic scenery.
The trip on Loch Ness was...
, May 2017
The trip on Loch Ness was interesting. However, the sound left a bit to be desired and the seating was not ideal. The temperature was chilly. There is some history provided and there are things to read on the tables. While it was not the best presentation, the price is right
The cruise was amazing. One hour of...
, Sep 2016
The cruise was amazing. One hour of breathtaking views!!!
We had a amazing time sailing down...
Jennifer S
, Jul 2016
We had a amazing time sailing down the Loch Ness looking for Nessie. Would recommend this for anybody who wants to see the views of Loch Ness on the water. Was also able to see Urghart Castle too.

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