Choose a morning or afternoon start time for your 2-hour tour of the Loch Ness area, then head to the cruise launch point in Clansman Harbour (10 miles from Inverness). From here, board the open-air boat and stroll the deck as you cross the mysterious and majestic Loch Ness. Enjoy sweeping views of the lake and the surrounding hills, and keep an eye out for the mythical Loch Ness monster, Nessie.
Your 30-minute cruise on the lake’s dark waters brings you to the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle. You’ll have an hour to independently explore the site with its gory history of warfare and rebellion. Before or after you tour the ruins, head to the visitor center to learn about the historic figures that inhabited or invaded this site such as King Edward I in the 13th century and MacDonald Lord of the Isles during the 15th and 16th centuries. Hear about the site’s architectural history, and the key role it played in the Scottish fight for independence. Finish with look at some fascinating medieval artifacts and stunning views of Loch Ness from the veranda.
After an hour, head back to the boat for the return cruise to Clansman Harbor. Your tour concludes here.