Welcome to Castle Cruises Loch Ness. Hourly boat trips on Loch Ness. View Urquhart Castle in its ancient setting. Colour Echo Sounder. Facts, Legends, History. Gordon, el dueño de la lancha habla español.
Enjoy a Breath of Fresh Loch Ness Air
Join the “Morag mo Chridhe” and its skippers Gordon or Dick 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 and raised 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.
Dick also has many years experience of the Loch and his research into its murky depths is ongoing .
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 greatest depth (975 feet) ever claimed for the Loch. Unfortunately the measurement could not be repeated. Since then other “greatest known depth “claims have been made but as with Pisces further investigation has failed to substantiate them. It is likely that these exceptional readings are due to “bounce” of the echo sounder pulses.