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Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise including Urquhart Castle

  • 2.5-hour sightseeing cruise along the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness
  • Take in sites of interest such as Aldourie Castle and Bona Lighthouse
  • Visit the 13th- to 16th-century ruins at Urquhart Castle
Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise including Urquhart Castle
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Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise including Urquhart Castle
If you have time for one attraction in Scotland, Loch Ness is a must. This site of natural beauty brings visitors from across the world all year round. Your package includes the sightseeing cruise ticket, as well as round trip travel by boat and coach to Urquhart Castle. What you’ll love: the spectacular views along the Caledonian Canal, learning about the region’s history, and a stress-free ride back to Dochgarroch Lock.
What to Expect
Hop aboard your sightseeing boat at 2:30pm at Dochgarroch Lock, and cruise gently out onto the waters of Loch Ness to begin your tour. Then, sit back and relax on the journey along the historic Caledonian Canal — widely considered among the prettiest stretches of Loch Ness.

With your skipper at the helm, admire top landmarks including Aldourie Castle, Bona Lighthouse, and the crash site of a World War II Wellington Bomber from the water. Along the way, watch the on-board sonar for sightings of Nessie!

During your tour, enjoy a 1-hour visit to Urquhart Castle — a site of 13th- to 16th-century ruins nestled on the banks of Loch Ness. Afterward, return via coach to your departure point at Dochgarroch Lock and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s rich history, legends, and myths.
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Reviewed today
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We took the Jacobite cruise arrived with a few minutes to sailing so had to sit at the back of the boat as very few seats left. The guide had to give details in three areas with the microphone ,upstairs,inside and then back of the...More

Thank DavidManchester107
Reviewed yesterday
Cruising the Loch Ness on Jacobite Queen

This boat cruise was very comfortable, we enjoyed the nice scenery, and the crews were friendly. Including telling stories about the local fables. Mr. Malcolm, Ken and John are very responsible crews, my sister and I join a tour group when cruising Loch Ness, it...More

Thank Elly M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Lovely 2 hour cruise on Loch Ness

My wife and I toured Scotland and specifically around Loch Ness area for 5 nights. One of our trips included a lovely 2 hour cruise on Loch Ness with Jacobite Tours. We boarded the vessel from Dockgarroch on the Caledonia Canal. Our trip included a...More

Thank BigandRed
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great Cruise with helpful flexibility for lost tourists!

We managed to run over time while having lunch in Inverness before our cruise and then managed to arrive a few minutes late at the WRONG departure point. The staff was very helpful in allowing us to simply reschedule our cruise to the next day...More

Thank Gregg H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun morning!

We really enjoyed this cruise. It was fun to be on the Caledonian Canel and there were several sights to be seen on the way to Urquhart Castle. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was comfortable and there were several very good places...More

Thank sueelmshaeuser
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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.

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