Welcome to Castle Cruises Loch Ness
COVID-19 UPDATE: We are pleased to say that we are operating again. 🎉
Masks or face coverings remain mandatory during our cruises. You are requested to wear these on the minibus and the boat until further notice.
Social distancing rules apply.
ATTENTION: For technical reasons booking/reservations are currently not available online or by telephone. Tickets are available to purchase in the Loch Ness Gifts Shop in Drumnadrochit.
Thank you for your understanding.
We look forward to welcoming you back on board! ⚓️
- Hourly boat trips on Loch Ness.
- Get the best views of Urquhart Castle – from the Loch.
- On-board Equipment: Side and down scanning colour sonars, GPS, VHF Radio, Radar, Audio/visual presentation system.
- Facts, Legends, History.
- Gordon, el dueño de la lancha habla español.
Tickets/Information: Loch Ness Gifts shop IV63 6TX.
Enjoy a Breath of Fresh Loch Ness Air
Join the “Cluaran Dubh” and its skipper Gordon for a trip lasting approximately one hour and enjoy stunning views of the Great Glen, Loch Ness and the ruins of Urquhart Castle. On board, instruments monitor sub surface activity showing both bottom profile and mid water targets, which, although usually fish, are very very occasionally much larger and not readily explained.
Gordon was born, raised and still lives on the shores of the Loch. He and his family have, for over 60 years, been involved in a great many of the projects which have taken place on and around the Loch since the 1950’s. Its constantly changing moods and facets are a regular source of interest.
Pictures and anecdotes from activities such as John Cobb’s ill-fated attempt on the water speed record, Wellington Bombers recovered from the depths, white witches casting spells to protect Nessie from cryptozoologists are interspersed with local history.
"Pisces" the prototype of a series of mini submarines which came to Loch Ness in 1969 to carry out deep water trials recorded the then greatest depth 975ft ever claimed for the Loch. Unfortunately the measurement could not be repeated. Since then other “greatest known depths” have been recorded, but, as with Pisces further investigation has failed to substantiate them. It is likely that these erroneous readings are due to the sonar pulses being “bounced” of the steep Loch walls and being received via the sidelobes.
Adults £16.00 Children £10.00 Seniors £14.00
2 Adults + 2 Children: £47.00
2 Adults + 3 Children: £56.00
2 Adults + 4 Children: £65.00
Loch Ness Gifts / 01456 450695
Opposite the main (FREE) car park in Drumnadrochit. IV63 6TX
Route A82 Glasgow to Inverness.
Trips on Loch Ness aboard MV Cluaran Dubh.
11:00, 12:00, 14:00 to 17:00 daily Easter to end October.
Sailings subject to passenger numbers and local weather conditions.