• Location: Inverness, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 18.95 View price calendar

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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 1-hour 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.


  • 1-hour 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 Urquhart Castle, a medieval fortress with a tumultuous past
  • Unwind with a drink and a snack from the boat’s onboard bar (own expense)

What You Can Expect

Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise

Soak up the idyllic views on a Loch Ness sightseeing cruise

After making your own way to Clansman Harbour — located nine miles from Inverness city center — you’ll to be impressed by 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 harbour, you’ll admire stunning views of Loch Ness, a lake considered one of Britain’s most mysterious. 

Capture photograph 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 1-hour sailing trip, disembark at your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Kez Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

I really enjoyed this cruise, although it was a windy day the boat ride was super smooth. The commentary on board was great, just enough information and did not bombard you with boring stuff. I enjoyed just doing the cruise itself and looking at the nearby castle and visitor center at my own pace before the cruise. It was a great opportunity to get a photo of the castle from the water. Unfortunately I did not spot 'Nessie', maybe next time

Michelle E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

A lovely relaxing cruise with recorded commentary if you are interested. Fantastic scenery.

Matthew F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great experience! My wife and I and our two children ages 10 and 11 really enjoyed it.

Dark1 Malta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The cruise was amazing. One hour of breathtaking views!!!

Jennifer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a amazing time sailing down the Loch Ness looking for Nessie. Would recommend this for anybody who wants to see the views of Loch Ness on the water. Was also able to see Urghart Castle too.


3 star rating: Worth doing May 2017

The trip on Loch Ness was interesting. However, the sound left a bit to be desired and the seating was not ideal. The temperature was chilly. There is some history provided and there are things to read on the tables. While it was not the best presentation, the price is right

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