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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise from Clansman Harbour

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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise from Clansman Harbour

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Set sail across the misty waters of Loch Ness and discover the eerie legend of the Loch Ness Monster on this sightseeing cruise from Inverness. Cruise past the majestic ruins of Urquhart Castle as you explore one of Britain’s largest freshwater lakes and use the ship’s sonar system to seek out the loch’s notorious resident.
  • Loch Ness sightseeing cruise trip from Clansman Harbour
  • Marvel at the incredible natural beauty of Loch Ness and the surrounding greenery
  • Relax on the comfortable cruise boat, taking a seat inside or on the open-air top deck
  • Join in the quest for Nessie, the elusive Loch Ness Monster, with the boat’s sonar system
  • Enjoy views of the emotive ruins of medieval Urquhart Castle
  • Unwind with a drink and a snack from the boat’s onboard bar (own expense)
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1-hour sightseeing cruise
Free Wi-Fi on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks (snacks available to purchase)

Departure Point

Clansman, Harbour, Inverness IV3 8AU, UK

Meet opposite the Clansman Hotel, at the Harbour. The Clansman Harbour is 9 miles out of Inverness down the A82.

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After making your own way to Clansman Harbour admire the undulating hills and rambling greenery that surrounds Loch Ness.

Climb aboard your boat and take a seat inside or on the open-air deck. As your boat begins to cruise away from the harbor, take in stunning views of Loch Ness, a lake considered one of Britain’s most mysterious. 

Capture photographs of the loch, Britain’s largest body of fresh water, and scour the surface for sightings of the mythical Loch Ness Monster. During your cruise, opt to revitalize with a drink or snack from the on-board bar at your own expense. 

On the way back to Clansman Harbour, gaze at the 500-year-old ruins of Urquhart Castle, famed for its invasion by Edwards I. After your sailing trip, disembark at your original departure point.
Pass By:  
Urquhart Castle
Sail through the waters of Loch Ness as you approach the historic Urquhart Castle that rests on the banks of Loch Ness. Absorb the scenery from the boat as you pass by the once mighty strong hold - making for a perfect picture opportunity!
Stop At:  
Loch Ness
All aboard and explore the mighty Loch Ness! As you depart on our catamaran sailing through the mysterious waters. You will be surrounded by stunning scenery and historical landmarks. Keep your eyes peeled for anything mysterious that may be lurking beneath!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Loch Ness by Jacobite
Our friendly crew are on hand to welcome you before you board. Be sure to check in for your boarding pass.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Approximately a 20 minute (10.4 miles) drive from Inverness
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Loch Ness by Jacobite

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise from Clansman Harbour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise from Clansman Harbour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise from Clansman Harbour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise from Clansman Harbour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise from Clansman Harbour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Quite expensive for a short journey of just under an hour." See review
  • "Nice wee cruise around the loch with a lot of history and you can sit inside on the rainy days and also have a nice hot drink weather isn’t an issue on this cruise would definitely recommend it 😎" See review
  • "It's good to have a different perspective of the Loch Ness, although it doesn't offer much to see." See review


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Could have been better!
, Sep 2021
Unfortunately not very clear instructions given as to boarding place. We asked at the time of booking if a longer cruise was available and told 'no' at the harbour we were told longer trips were available. A shame as in one hour only a tiny part of the Loch was covered. Well equipped and comfortable boat though and good commentary.
Boat Trip On Loch Ness
, Sep 2021
We had a great time on our cruise with nice music and good historical commentary throughout. Lovely and helpful staff. I would recommend this cruise to all ages and families. The weather was perfect which made everything even more enjoyable. Plenty of seating inside if you can’t manage the steps to the upper deck, nice Costa coffee from the cafe/bar.
Fantastic tour
, Sep 2021
From the minute you step onto the boat you are taken on a magical tour of the historic marvel surrounding the Scottish Highlands and the search for Nessie. A must do tour for nature and history enthusiasts.
Mind blowing views
, Sep 2021
What a fantastic place, there's no better way to see it, everything was on time and totally professional and safe, great value for money, highly recommended.
Value for money
, Aug 2021
Trip was very well organised, friendly staff, helpful staff, and thoroughly enjoyable. Felt covid-safe.
Wonderfull trip on Loch Ness
, Aug 2021
Wonderfull day on the lake, we really enjoyed the trip. Highly recomended, its a must do if you are in the area. My daughter really liked it and was so exited to go on this trip 😁.
Was very well organised ...
, Aug 2021
Was very well organised Staff there to help Enjoyed all the history of the loch ness Never had the tea or coffee but was told tbere was
Lochness cruise
, Aug 2021
Although parking was difficult at the Hotel. The view of castle Urquhart from the boat with the sun out was great..
lovely trip and great views
, Aug 2021
Our boat was 11am departure . The whole trip was excellent but you must arrive at least 30 minutes beforehand to stand a chance of sitting on the top deck, there was a massive queue that wrapped around the harbour area. Once on the top deck if you sit neat the front area you can hear the tour guide telling you the history over the tannoy. The views were lovely and the boat went slowly around the castle so everyone could get close up pictures.
Interesting tour.
, Aug 2021
We experienced panoramic and beautiful views of the nature. Memorable moments were the castle visit and commentary which explained the history of lochness.

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