Cruise on Loch Ness – a fabulous way to go monster hunting
As the clocks change to British Summer Time this weekend it marks the start of the new season for many tourist attractions, including a cruise on Loch Ness. Although open 12 months of the year Jacobite Cruises start their summer schedule this month with more trips scheduled and more places to start the tour. You don’t need to have your own transport to get to Loch Ness as there are pick up points from the town centre by coach and the option to sail from Tomnahurich Bridge on the Caledonian Canal, which is less than 10 minutes walk from here.
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises is a 5 star rated tourist attraction by VisitScotland and gets rave reviews from our guests. For visitors to Inverness, Loch Ness is a must-see place to visit and a cruise on the loch gives you fantastic views of the stunning scenery around Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle which you can’t see when travelling by road. There are options as well to visit the Loch Ness Centre in Drumnadrochit as part of your trip.
With various options on how long you want to travel on a boat cruise, many of the trips include a visit to Urquhart Castle which is included in the price. Urquhart Castle is a ruinned castle built on the banks of Loch Ness around 700 AD. Again this gives the opportunity for unique views of the Loch that can’t be seen from the road as the castle is built into the cliff.
If you’re wondering “What can I do on my Jacobite Cruise?” here’s some suggestions. Well first of all there’s just breathing in the fine fresh air and drinking in the vast, never-ending views of one of the most iconic lochs in the world. You can take some great photographs from inside and outside the cabin or you can relax with a Costa coffee and a snack. If you need to be warmed from the Loch Ness breeze, you can try some Scottish whisky or a lovely hot chocolate. You can watch for hidden happenings on the sonar screen or listen to the commentary pointing out landmarks around the loch.
So are you ready for some monster hunting?