Jacobite Cruises on Loch Ness

The best way to explore Loch Ness is on the water. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, ancient castles and historic monuments, there is much to see from this legendary loch. So whether you’re here to look for Nessie, or to take in the history and scenery of this remarkable place, there’s no better way than on a boat trip with Loch Ness by Jacobite cruises. Departing from Clansman Harbour, Dochgarroch Lock or Tomnahurich Bridge, depending on which cruise you pick. With a fleet of catamarans sailing the iconic loch, you can choose a tour to suit you.


Loch Ness Monster

Keep an eye out for Nessie on your Loch Ness cruise

Nessie Hunting

Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster? Many do. There have been sightings stretching back to the 1st century, but it was in the 1930s that Nessie-spotting really took off around here. Whether fact or fiction, she is an important part of our culture and history. And what could me more fun than searching for Nessie on the famous waters of Loch Ness? For the kids (big and small) there’s an activity book, audio guide and on-screen sonar, so you can see what’s happening below the water. So keep your eyes peeled and have a camera at the ready!

The Boats

There are four catamarans in the fleet. They are the Jacobite Queen, Jacobite Warrior, Jacobite Rebel and Jacobite Maverick. Each has toilet facilities, a drinks and snacks bar and free Wi-Fi. There’s also audio commentary, which shares local information and points out interesting landmarks. The cruise company and its boats are named after the Jacobites, a group of 18th-century Highlanders who tried to overthrow KIng George II, believing the British throne rightfully belonged to Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie). There is much local history surrounding the Jacobite movement, some of which you may learn about on your tour.

Choose your cruise

To avoid disappointment, it’s best to book your cruise in advance. Choose the tour for you and book online. If you plan to go out on the deck, remember to stay warm by layering up. Don’t forget your camera .. and let us know if you spot the elusive Nessie!

Also, if you’re boarding at Dochgarroch Lock, be sure to make a stop at An Talla, a sister company of Loch Ness by Jacobite, offering a luxury café and shopping destination.



Dochgarroch Lock, Inverness-shire, IV3 8JG


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