Water activity

From Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle

Activity provider: Loch Ness by Jacobite

From Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle

Activity provider: Loch Ness by Jacobite
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From US$ 43.54 per person

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Breath in the fresh air of the mighty Loch Ness as your sail across the open waters. Hop ashore and explore the historic Urquhart Castle before relaxing on your guided coach journey back to Inverness.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a guided coach tour from Inverness to Loch Ness
  • Take a boat cruise across the mighty Loch Ness
  • Explore the ruins of the historic Urquhart Castle
Full description

Cruise on Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle on this coach and boat tour that transports you directly from Inverness city center to the legendary Loch Ness. You’ll learn everything there is to know about the stirring past of these famous shores as you relax on a guided coach tour. After departing from Inverness by coach, you will drive to Loch Ness. Once you arrive, hop on board a boat to cruise across the Loch’s world-famous waters. Keep an eye on the sonars for a blip that could be Nessie.

There is a fully stocked bar on board and a selection of Scottish snacks. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are also served, should you require a little warming up. Once you are back on shore, explore the historic ruins of the once-mighty stronghold of Urquhart Castle. After you have seen the castle, relax on the coach as you make the return drive to Inverness city center.

  • Transportation from Inverness
  • Live tour guide on the coach
  • Admission to Urquhart Castle
  • 30-minute Loch Ness boat cruise
  • Return transportation by coach from Inverness city center
  • Snacks and drinks (can be purchased on the coach)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Go to Inverness Bus Station. Look for the bus with "Highlander Ways" written on the side.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Please plan for any weather as the majority of the tour will be outside
  • Please note with the exception of Guide Dogs, Dogs are not permitted to join this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 344 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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We were at the scheduled place at the scheduled time, but no one was there to meet us, driver eventually appeared, so all was well. Checked on to the bus with the minimum of fuss and we left on time. Driver was pleasant and knowledgable. Explained how everything was going to happen and the timescale of each process.

September 19, 2022

A fantastic trip along Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Beautiful scenery and look at the history. Coach driver was very good at giving us lots of useful and historic information about the area. Only thing to note is you only get 45 mins at the castle which I would say you would need another 30 to 45 mins longer to take everything in, but I wouldn’t let that put you off. Was still a fantastic coach trip

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August 29, 2022

The boat tour lasted about 30 minutes and could have been longer. The castle is so beautiful. Our guide Richard, who was also the bus driver, is very funny and entertained us very well with jokes and Scottish stories. For the way back he took a different route than for the way there. You have to like this route through the mountains, we really enjoyed the tour. The price includes the outward journey, the boat tour, the guide, the castle and the return journey. For me, value for money.

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August 25, 2022

Product ID: 184139