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Loch Ness: Urquhart Castle Round-Trip Cruise

Loch Ness: Urquhart Castle Round-Trip Cruise

From US$ 24.78 per person

Enjoy stunning views of Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands on a boat cruise from Clansman Harbour to Urquhart Castle and back. Relax with a drink and snack from the on board bar as you glide across one of Scotland’s most famous lakes.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 50 minutes
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The experience
  • Get stunning views of Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle on a gentle boat cruise
  • Go to the deepest part of the lake and look for the Loch Ness monster
  • Look for underwater happenings on the on board sonar
  • Relax with a Scottish snack and wee dram, available to purchase from the on board bar
Full description
Climb aboard a small cruise boat for a truly inspiring tour of Loch Ness, departing from Clansman Harbour, just south of Inverness, and sailing as far as Urquhart Castle and back. Once on board, you will sail to the heart of Loch Ness, famous around the world for its mysterious - and elusive - monster. A selection of Scottish produce, as well as hot and cold snacks are available to purchase from the bar, if you fancy a wee dram as you cruise. Boats also have free WiFi for your convenience. Soak up the stunning mountain views as you cruise to the remains of Urquhart Castle, the envy of Scotland’s romantic ruins. Once you reach the blunt peninsula of Urquhart Bay, the boat will turn around and sail at back to Clansman Harbour.
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Refreshments
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Boats depart from Clansman Harbour, Loch Ness, 9 miles southwest of Inverness on the A82. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to boarding as the boat will not wait.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with restricted mobility.
  • Dogs are welcome on board the cruise.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 471 reviews

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A great day out on Lochness , from the warm welcome when you arrive in the car park to the departure from the gift shop. Such wonderful scenery as you sail down the loch with the tree lined hills to oneside and the steep cliffs overlooking you on the other it’s s magical place. Listening to the commentary as we went along about the history of the Castle and of course the legendary monster lurking somewhere deep beneath the murky and dark cold waters beneath gives you that added excitement and interpretation as you go along. I’d recommend the longer 2 hour trip to get the full experience and a visit to the castle is well worth it too.

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October 26, 2021

Unfortunately it was heavy rain on our trip so we had to remain under cover inside the boat for the most part, but when we were able to sit upstairs we saw lots. The tour was very informative and it was fab to be able to see the castle from Loch Ness!

October 11, 2021

Parked at Clansman Hotel no trouble and used underpass to get down to harbour.Gave our name to ticket office and waited for our timed departure of 11 am.We departed on time and we sat upstairs as it was nice weather.Whole cruise was great and lasted about 55 minutes which was just enough,thoroughly enjoyed our time on Loch Ness and we learnt a lot about the area and its history,thank you.

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September 6, 2021

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