Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise

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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise
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Discover the mystery surrounding Loch Ness on a 1-hour cruise from Clansman Harbour. Situated only a twenty minutes’ drive from central Inverness, Loch Ness is one of the world’s most famous lakes. Climb aboard an open-air cruise boat and make your way across the mysterious loch, taking in awe-inspiring natural vistas of lush greenery and rambling hills. Admire views of the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle and, with the boat’s sonar system, join in the quest for the loch’s most famous resident, Nessie, the 'Loch Ness Monster.'
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In Brief

Location:
Inverness, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
1 hour
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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Make your own way to Clansman Harbour to begin your tour. Located approximately nine miles southwest from Inverness city center, the harbor is just a short drive from the city and is set on the north shore of what is perhaps the most mysterious stretch of water in the world.

Arrive at the harbor, located at the foot of rambling, green hills, and marvel at the picturesque natural beauty of the quaint dock area. Spend a few moments capturing the incredible scenery with your camera, before heading for your cruise boat.

Board your comfortable boat and take a seat inside or on the open-air deck. Absorb the stunning natural vistas as you slip away from the harbor and begin your 1-hour cruise of the legendary Loch Ness. Regarded as the largest body of fresh water in Britain, Loch Ness is one of the most famous lakes in the world, owing to it being the home of Nessie, the fabled Loch Ness Monster. With your boat’s sonar system, there’s every chance of spotting her if she is lurking below.

Perhaps relax with a drink and a snack from the onboard bar (own expense) as you glide, taking in breathtaking views of the loch and the surrounding hills, as well as the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle. Situated on the loch’s banks, close to the water’s edge, the ruins are the remains of a medieval fortress. In its 500 years as a stronghold, Urquhart Castle was invaded by Edward I, paramount during the Scots’ struggle for independence and subject to frequent raids from MacDonald Lord of the Isles.

Your 1-hour cruise concludes back at Clansman Harbour.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Free Wi-Fi on board

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Clansman Harbor, Inverness

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Approximately a 20 minute (10.4 miles) drive from Inverness
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.57 out of 5 based on the last 7 recent reviews

I really enjoyed this cruise, although it was a windy day the boat ride was super smooth. The commentary on board was great, just enough information and did not bombard you with boring stuff. I enjoyed just doing the cruise itself and looking at the nearby castle and visitor center at my own pace before the cruise. It was a great opportunity to get a photo of the castle from the water. Unfortunately I did not spot 'Nessie', maybe next time
• Submitted 09 Oct 2017
A lovely relaxing cruise with recorded commentary if you are interested. Fantastic scenery.
• Submitted 16 Jun 2017
Great experience! My wife and I and our two children ages 10 and 11 really enjoyed it.
• Submitted 01 Jan 2017
The cruise was amazing. One hour of breathtaking views!!!
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
We had a amazing time sailing down the Loch Ness looking for Nessie. Would recommend this for anybody who wants to see the views of Loch Ness on the water. Was also able to see Urghart Castle too.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2016
It's good to have a different perspective of the Loch Ness, although it doesn't offer much to see. The view nearer the Castle is much prettier. For the price and duration it is a good trip. and the right duration.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
The trip on Loch Ness was interesting. However, the sound left a bit to be desired and the seating was not ideal. The temperature was chilly. There is some history provided and there are things to read on the tables. While it was not the best presentation, the price is right
• Submitted 05 May 2017

In Brief

Location:
Inverness, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
1 hour
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water