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Loch Ness by Jacobite

Inverness IV3 8JG, Scotland
+44 1463 233999
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US$ 46.25*
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Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise Including Visit to Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness...
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise Including Urquhart Castle
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Water doesn't get much more mysterious than this 23 mile stretch running through the Great Glen in the Highlands of Scotland.There's no better way to experience Loch Ness than by boat. Jacobite's award winning tours and cruises get you onto the water and into the heart of this iconic landscape. This is a whole lot more than simply sight-seeing. We've been running trips on and around Loch Ness for over 30 years and most of us live here.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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+44 1463 233999
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This was a large tour taken from in front of the clansman hotel. It was a great location with a large Loch Ness souvenir store on site. The boat was large and clean and the information was played over the speaker giving interesting details. My...More

Thank ewint2006
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Sorry to hear you found the tour a little bit impersonal, we have been looking into ways into counteracting this and over the last few seasons have introduced live guides on some of our cruises. Glad you enjoyed the cruise in comfort though and enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We took the "Temptations" tour: a coach tour to Loch Ness, a cruise on Loch Ness and a trip to Urquhart Castle. The tour was very interesting, and our driver/guide Alan was brilliant and fun. Loch Ness was beautiful and the cruise was great, and...More

Thank BRIStoneman
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Sorry to hear to hear you felt rushed at the Castle but glad you enjoyed the tour overall and your time with the knowledgeable Allan! Thank you for review.

Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was a trip that I was really looking forward to tick off my Scotland wish list, and I was glad that I did take this opportunity as my family and I managed to take a relaxing, on the main, trip down the Caledonian Canal...More

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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

We do try to keep louder groups and visitors under control so that everyone can enjoy their cruise but it sounds like we failed on this occasion so we really hope it didn't interfere with the cruise too much. Thanks for the review, we hope...More

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

When I got off the bus it was all gravel from the car park all the way to the boat ramp. Not easy on wheels at all. I was using a buggy but a manual wheelchair would have similar difficulty. The boat is accessible to...More

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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Thank you for the review, glad you enjoyed it once you got onboard! The vessel you were on, the Jacobite Rebel, is away for the winter for some minor renovations which includes improving the access into the cabin. Unfortunately we do not own the land...More

Reviewed 30 September 2016

Driving from Inverness, we did not want to spend too much time on a cruise, so we decided to get aboard Jacobite cruise at Clansman Harbour for a shorter ride. The windy single lane A82 was fast and dangerous, theres no turnoff or stop. We...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We took the ride to Urquhart Castle and were absolutely amazed! The views were just beautiful. The narrative provided was informative. Loved arriving at the castle by boat!More

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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2016

The views are incredible! We're so fortunate to work in such a beautiful part of the world and that's all thanks to our guests coming to visit us! DIsmebarking at the Castle jetty certainly adds something extra to the tour. Thanks again for visiting us...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our day out with Loch Ness by Jacobite - we purchased the sensational package and were picked up in Inverness by the lovely Allan. He was absolutely terrific! We boarded the Jacobite Warrior for our cruise along Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle. All...More

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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

Sensational review in regards to the Sensation Tour! It's a great way to combine a variety of attractions in the area, glad you enjoyed your host on this occasion, the wonderful Allan! Thank you for such a great review.

Reviewed 27 September 2016

We took the cruise from Tomnahurich bridge along the Caledonian canal and down the loch as far as Urquhart castle. The boat was comfortable and had a decent, good value bar. The commentary was a bit hit and miss but did highlight the most important...More

Thank Steve M
FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

Thank you for the review in relation to the 3 hour Reflection cruise, a wonderful way to cruise the Caledonian Canal, the infamous Loch and view the iconic ruins of Urquhart Castle. Live commentary on the Queen was only launched this year and has proved...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016

I cannot recommend Loch Ness by Jacobite Tours enough. Whilst on a recent visit to Loch Ness my friend and I took a tour with Jacobite Tours. We were lucky enough to sneak onto the Passion Tour on 25th September as it actually should have...More

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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

As with any technology, glitches with the booking system do happen from time to time but it sounds like this worked out very well for you and everyone made sure you enjoyed the tour you had booked! Thank you for taking the time to submit...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to get on the last Passion tour with Allan on 25th Sept. my friend and I's booking sneaked in when they had meant to cancel the tour due to the marathon but they honoured the booking and along with one other...More

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FredaNewton, Owner at Loch Ness by Jacobite, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

You're very welcome! Sounds like the Passion tour worked out well for you (as did the Whisky Hot Chocolate!). The tour doesn't normally run on the same day as the marathon for logistical reasons but you'd made the booking so we found a way to...More

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9 July 2017|
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Response from john2501 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe the one hour Loch cruise would suit the children. It can be boring and long for the children
5 June 2017|
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Response from Jenikaph | Reviewed this property |
There is most definitely a hilly climb to the castle ruins!
8 April 2017|
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Response from bwd1234bri | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does and you can get off at urqhart castle for a quick visit too :)