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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise Including Urquhart Castle

Highlights
  • Hassle-free transportation to Loch Ness aboard an air-conditioned coach
  • See Loch Ness from the shore, and from the water on a cruise
  • Explore Urquhart Castle and gain a deeper understanding of Scottish history
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise Including Urquhart Castle
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise Including Urquhart Castle
From US$36.60
Overview
Forget about the hassle of driving or bus timetables on this coach and boat trip from Inverness. Enjoy seamless transportation to the harbor where you embark upon a cruise on Loch Ness, taking in the beautiful Highland landscape and, perhaps, monster-spotting opportunities along the way. Disembark at Urquhart Castle and take advantage of free time to explore before returning to Inverness.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with a pickup from central Inverness. Settle into the air-conditioned coach as it travels out of the city and into the surrounding countryside.

Enjoy enlightening and entertaining commentary from your guide throughout the tour. Upon arrival at the pier, board the cruise boat and take in the sweeping views as you cross the still waters of Loch Ness toward the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle. Keep your eyes peeled for "Nessie," the fabled Loch Ness Monster, along the way.

Enjoy free time to tour the crumbled castle that, in its 500-year-long role as a medieval fortress, has a long and bloody history. Learn about King Edward I’s invasion in the 13th century, its importance during the 14th-century Wars of Scottish Independence, and multiple raids during the 15th and 16th centuries.

Snap photos of the Highland vista from the castle before reboarding the coach for the return journey. Your tour concludes back at the original departure point.
Reviews (92)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seeing Nessie or at least trying to!

Fabulous experience and really great talk all about the Loch and its famous inhabitant. Oh if only I had my camera ready for his appearance. Maybe next time. The weather on the day we had booked for was a little wet and windy, it didnt...More

Thank Andrea_d18
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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. Thank you for cruising with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we looking forward welcome you back again in the future on...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile
Really enjoyable tour with excellent guide Iain

We did the 2.75 hour Temptation tour from the bus station with excellent commentary by driver Ian, clearly proud of his city and passionate about its heritage and a mine of information. Tour guide on cruise, Linda, was also excellent, and other staff also pleasant...More

Thank Debbie Y
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 Temptation tour with Loch Ness by Jacobite and thank you for your very positive comments about your experience, our crew, commentary and very talented guides....More

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Well organised Boat Trip

We all took a one hour boat trip leaving from the Clansman Hotel dock. (Parking is a problem and the overflow car park is some distance). Blessed with warm weather the trip to the Castle and back "did what it said on the tin". Great...More

Thank BobandJosie
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise with us on Loch Ness. The views really are something special! We hope to welcome you back for a cruise in the future and thank...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018
another excellent trip

another excellent cruise with the very funny and historical commentary from malcolm ! beautiful scenery and comfortable boat looking forward to another cruise next year !! thank youMore

Thank helena044
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise with us on Loch Ness. The views really are something special! Malcolm is an asset to our team - his hard work and dedication shines...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile
Recommended

Absolutely worth it. Our driver, Ian had clear English, and gave good advices. I enjoyed every bit of the journey.More

Thank sándor á
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise and tour with us on Loch Ness. The views really are something special! We hope to welcome you back for a cruise in the future...More

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DebbieGlasgow
14 October 2018|
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Response from HBSkiba | Reviewed this property |
The cruise we took departed from Dochgarroch Lock off the A82 (the main road to Fort William) 4 miles south west of Inverness. I don't know about tours in October. You might want to contact them Loch Ness by Jacobite... More
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363ashishs
20 July 2018|
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Response from DebbieGlasgow |
Where does the boat depart from, we are staying in Fort Augustus? Do you do tours during October? Thanks
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Jason T
22 April 2018|
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Response from kiwa22 | Reviewed this property |
They have lots of times to choose from! Check out their website to find out more :)
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