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

Highlights
  • 3.5-hour Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness, and Urquhart Castle sightseeing cruise from Inverness
  • Choose a 9:50am or 1:30pm sightseeing cruise
  • Explore the Caledonian Canal and Loch Dochfour with a guide
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Cruise the Caledonian Canal, Sail Loch Ness and View Urquhart Castle
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Tour departs at 9:30am
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Tour departs at 1:30pm
Tour departs at 1:30pm
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Overview
Explore the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness by boat, and enjoy sweeping views over Urquhart Castle on this 3.5-hour sightseeing cruise from Inverness. Choose the tour time to suit your schedule, then cruise out along the Caledonian Canal to Loch Ness with a guide. Admire the 13th- to 16th-century ruins of Urquhart Castle from the waves, and gain insight into Loch Ness’ rich history and mythology. This sightseeing cruise includes round-trip travel from Tomnahurich Bridge in Inverness.
What to Expect
Choose a 9:50am or 1:30pm sightseeing cruise, then hop into your boat at Tomnahurich Bridge in Inverness to begin your tour. Cruise gently through the Caledonian Canal and Loch Dochfour, then head onward into the open waters of Loch Ness — widely considered the most famous of all Scotland’s lakes.

With your skipper at the helm, enjoy uninterrupted views over the Loch Ness shoreline from your vantage point on the water, and capture the scenery on camera. Along the way, gain insight into the legends of Loch Ness and watch the on-board sonar for sightings of Nessie!

Gaze out over the 13th- to 16th-century ruins of Urquhart Castle — nestled on the banks of Loch Ness — and enjoy a selection of hot and cold drinks and light snacks on board (own expense).

Please note: This cruise is suitable for wheelchair users and anyone with restricted mobility, but there are some fairly steep steps to the toilet on board.
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Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great views

Took our oldest grandson who is twelve on this wonderful cruise down the Caledonian Canal, into Loch Ness and down as far as Urquhart Castle.The running commentary was interesting and informative and the views on a lovely May Day were stunning.More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Davy1950inv
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 that you enjoyed your cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite and your time on the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. We are very glad that you got the weather...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Didn't see Nessie

Great boat trip with really good voice over. Learned lots about Loch Ness, really worth doing! Didn't see Nessie but i think she's scared of boats so that'll be why!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank angelaiwanoff
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile
Love this boat company

This is the third time we have done this trip. Can’t praise this company enough. The boat was spotless, the crew was helpful and friendly and the views of the fantastic scenery are just beautiful. Great commentary on the boat of points of interest and...More

Thank W5644WAnickc
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your third time on Loch Ness with Loch Ness by Jacobite. Thank you for sailing with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we very much look forward to...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Afternoon cruise aboard Jacobite Queen

Inverness staff most helpful as I made plans and reservation via email from US. Cruise through Caledonia Canal on a sunny day was lovely. Marred by audio issues so could not hear commentary. Referred to available maps but would have been nice to hear guide....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank _emckeefe
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We appreciate your feedback regarding our audio on board and is something we are aiming to improve for next summer. During the summer months we do sometimes get extremely busy and experience...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile
Fabulous

We had a great boat ride on our hunt for the Loch Ness Monster. We didn't see her but we learnt about the history of the Loch and we got to see the ruins of Urquhart Castle. An amazing day.More

1  Thank 58Dee49
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

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. Thank you for sailing with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope to welcome you back again in the future and...More

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Hi booked on line, very easy and guaranteed place on boat, rather than just turning up.
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