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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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Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness
Caledonian Canal
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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.
  • 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
  • Cruise into the open waters of Loch Ness
  • Take in sites of interest such as the 13th- to 16th-century ruins of Urquhart Castle
  • Learn of the history and mythology for which Loch Ness is famous
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Unfortunately, the boat was too full

We actually enjoyed the boat trip and are happy to have made it. Unfortunately in the last 5 minutes before departure, the boat was overflowed with probably 2 buses full of Asian tourists and it got just too full and loud. We could not move...More

Thank Hana F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice cruise and beautiful landscape

I booked via the internet site of jacobite th 3 hours tour on Jacobite Queen with a ticket for the hop on hop off sightseeing bus to get from Inverness to Tomnahurish bridge .I enjoyed the cruise through the caledonian canal and Loch Ness very...More

Thank Marie-jeanne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect! Don't miss it!

We sailed from Docharroch Lock - loads of parking. Did the two hour cruise down the canal, viewed Urquart Castle and sailed back. Staff at the Loch were very patient and helpful explaining the different cruises. Very reasonable ticket price. It was a bit choppy...More

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best cruise available

Great job all around---excellent and experienced guides on both the bus and the boat. Got a recommendation for this outfit from a local who said it was the best by far.

Thank Lorie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
You Can't Come to Loch Ness Without Doing Loch Ness

The cruise offered reasonably comfortable seats and provided the opportunity to experience Loch Ness. We enjoyed the cruise.

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