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Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle Visit from Inverness

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  • Family friendly
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle Visit from Inverness
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Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle Visit from Inverness
From US$44.74
Overview
Explore Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle on a 4-hour cruise tour from Inverness. Board the 'Jacobite Rebel' cruise boat at Dochgarroch Lock, and sail down the Caledonian Canal and Loch Dochfour to Loch Ness, Britain’s largest body of water by volume and famous for its mythical monster. Admire the scenery, hear stories about Loch Ness’ history, and enjoy two hours to explore 13th-century Urquhart Castle on the lochside before another hour of cruising.
What to Expect
Set off on your 4-hour cruise tour of Loch Ness at 9:30am from Dochgarroch Lock, around 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometres) from the city of Inverness. Situated on the Caledonian Canal and built by the famous Scottish civil engineer, Thomas Telford, Dochgarroch lies in a picturesque Highland setting.
After settling aboard, set sail down the last remaining stretch of the Caledonian Canal and enter Loch Dochfour. As you cruise to the end of this loch, pass the magnificent Bona Lighthouse and watch as the views open out to a full panorama of Loch Ness.
Listen to stories from your live guide as you cruise past Aldourie Castle and enjoy the gorgeous natural scenery. Keep an eye out, too, for the mythical Loch Ness monster, ‘Nessie,’ on our sonar screens.
After an hour, you’ll arrive at the ruins of Urquhart Castle, one of Scotland largest castles. Disembark and enjoy two hours to tour this medieval site independently.
Afterwards, head to the visitor center to learn about the historic figures that inhabited or invaded the site, such as King Edward I in the 13th century and MacDonald Lord of the Isles during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Learn about the construction and destruction of the fortress, and the key role it played in the Scottish fight for independence. Don’t miss the authentic medieval artefacts before returning to re-board your boat.
Enjoy another hour on the boat, perhaps with a Costa coffee or even a whisky (both own expense) from the fully stocked bar. Your experience finishes when you return to Dochgarroch by 1:30pm, feeling as if you’ve captured the real heart of Loch Ness.
Reviews (44)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Outstanding Tour

The Temptation tour that my partner and I attended today was absolutely spectacular. The tour started with a bus ride run by Ian and he provided us with a warm welcome and a great insight into Inverness, it's surrounding areas and a bit about Loch...More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Highly recommended

First of all, the staff is very, very kind in allowing us to change our tour last minute (one of us fell ill and couldn’t do the morning tour). Hands down great experience in learning about the river Ness and exploring the Castle. The tour...More

Thank Zenmao
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Very entertaining, good value and Kenny the tour guide is a true Scotsman!

A good way to see parts of Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle with a great tour guide (Kenny). The catamaran was in great condtion, newly refurbished and with good facilities. Great information from Kenny who also threw in some traditional Scottish singing. A good amount...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Long L
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 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 also for your kind comments about our tour guide Kenny. Thank you for booking with Loch Ness by...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Great experience

I went on the Tour Temptation which picked us up at the Inverness Bus station. Alan was our guide and he was very friendly and had a good sense of humour. The boat ride was pleasant with some lovely views of the Loch. Getting a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fritillaria
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite. Thank you for booking with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope to welcome you back again in the...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Nice tour

Ian, our Jacobite, was a good guide & driver, who kept us entertained throughout. The tour began with Ian giving us a view of the city and then taking us to the cruise, to the castle, Loch Ness Museum and back to city centre. Everything...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah_Kaushik
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite. Thank you for booking with Loch Ness by Jacobite, we hope to welcome you back again in the...More

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