Water activity

From Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle

Activity provider:Loch Ness by Jacobite
Water activity

From Inverness: Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle

Activity provider:Loch Ness by Jacobite
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Breathe 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, stance number 7. This tour is operated by D&E coaches - you will depart on a white coach with "Highlander Ways" written on it, OR "D&E Coaches" on the side. Please ensure you are at stance number 7.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

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

4.6 /5

based on 481 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Our guide, Karen was really cheerful, friendly, funny ad knowledgeable. She made me believe Invernessians are kind and friendly. We had a 16 seater instead of a big coach. The visit to the Castle was amazing. Make sure you wear a scarf or a hoody on the boat. It's very windy and chilly.

May 21, 2023

Amazing experience. Our guide was not only a funny and fun guy, but also an incredible driver. Made a 3 point turn on a narrow road to get us out of traffic and I can't even drive on the left... Absolutely worthwhile, for loch Ness and more local sights look no further than this tour!

May 16, 2023

This is a good tour if you don’t have a full day to spend in the area. It would have been nice though if we would have had just a bit longer at the castle to actually tour all of it and listen to the free provided talk by one of the guides there. We had to leave the talk early to be able to get back up to the visitor centre on time to depart. An extra 15 minutes would have been perfect. Overall though this was a good tour.

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May 1, 2023

Product ID: 184139