Bookable Experiences

Get ahead of the game and book your experiences before you arrive!

Experience everything on your wish list by booking activities and attractions before your visit. This can help you utilise every moment and also save you money. Below you will find several experiences available to book in advance and there is something for everyone!

 

Bookable Historic Attractions

There are many historic attractions in Inverness and Loch Ness that are top of visitors to do list, this can mean waiting times and queues, so why not book in advance to save you any wait, sometimes it can save some pennies too. Below are the direct links to book the very best historic visits.

Urquhart Castle

Save money by booking online prior to our visit as walk in ticket purchases are higher.

Open Daily - All Year

Culloden Battlefield

One of the most popular historic locations, book tickets to the visitor centre with or with out a guide and be ready for an emotive experience.

Open Daily - All year

Fort George

Visit one of the most outstanding fortifications in Europe, built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden.

Open Daily - All year

Cawdor Castle

Visit charming Cawdor Castle, an ancient medieval castle with stunning gardens and grounds. Entry tickets available for the castle and gardens, or just the gardens.

Open daily - April to October

The Loch Ness Centre

Save money on your entry by booking in advance, there are a few flexible option available.

Open Daily - All Year

Bookable Boat Tours

Sailing the waters of Inverness and Loch Ness is one of the most popular activities for visitors. Whether its a calm cruise along the Caledonian Canal and into Loch Ness or an adrenaline fuelled speed rib boat ride in search of Nessie or our local pod of bottled nosed dolphins. There are many options available and something to suit everyone, book ahead to make sure you get your best option.

Loch Ness Cruises from Dochgarroch Inverness

Cruise the canal, Loch Ness and even explore Urquhart Castle with the wide range of tours from Jacobite.

Multiple Cruises Daily - All Year

Loch Ness Cruises from Fort Augustus

Sailing from Fort Augustus, enjoy taking in the stunning scenery and wildlife that surrounds Loch Ness

Multiple Cruises Daily - All Year

Hourly Loch Ness Cruises from Drumnadrochit

Hourly cruise departing from Drumnadrochit, you can sail up close to Urquhart Castle whilst you learn all the Loch Ness facts from the Skipper.

Hourly Cruises - March - November

Daily wildlife cruises

Sail the waves of the Moray firth and spot the wonderful wildlife that lives in and around the waters, maybe even the local pod of bottled-nosed dolphins on this wonderful 2 hour experience.

Multiple Cruises Daily - March - October

Mischief Rib Boat Dolphin Tour

Exhilarating and adrenaline fuelled 2 hours on the waters of the Moray Firth! This rib boat experience takes you along the coast in search of our beautiful local dolphins.

Multiple Cruises Daily - March - October

Loch Ness Speed Cruise

Enjoy a speed cruise across the waves of Loch Ness in search of Nessie, choose from a 60 or 90 minute expereince.

Multiple Cruises Daily - March to October

Bookable Outdoor Activities

Inverness and Loch Ness are an outdoor lovers playground and your launch pad for many adventures. Booking an activity with a local company not only means you get a personal experience, but you will also learn from their vast local knowledge and insights which makes the adventure that little bit sweeter!

Canoe on Loch Ness

Explore Loch Ness on a wonderful 2.5 hour canoe experience from Fort Augustus. A fantastic adventure for just one person or all the family!

 

Half Day Guided Bike Tours

Explore the wonderful surrounding area on a guided E-Bike experience. Many half day options available that include Loch Ness, Foyers, MTB trails, Glen affric and more.

Axe Throwing

Axe throwing in a beautiful woodland setting! Choose from 30 or 60 minute session... maybe add in some archery as well?

Open All Year

Fishing Trips and Lessons

Want to go fishing in the Highlands? You can go salmon or trout fishing with a tailor made guided experiences or lessons.

Woodland Archery

Learn field archery skills in the most safe, but incredibly fun way possible! No ordinary targets here, you will find dinosaurs, dragons, haggis and creepies! 60 or 90 minute sessions available

Open All Year

Gorge Walking

Gorge walking near Inverness is huge fun with lots of jumps, slides, pools and waterfalls! A fun day for everyone in the water.

Alpaca Trekking in Cannich

Visit Inverncannich farm in Cannich for a fantastic alpaca trekking experience. You will meet and trek with the alpacas as well as meet the rest of the farm residents, pigmy goats, highland cows, water buffalo and more!

30 minute and 1 hour experiences available

Open All Year

Alpaca trekking in Dores

Meet and greet or trek with the gorgeous alpaca crew at Loch Ness alpacas. Trek loch side, feed them carrots and learn all about the gentle animals.  

30 minute and 50 minute experiences available 

Open All Year

Cycle Loch Ness 360

Experience the whole of Loch Ness on 2 wheels with this fantastic 2 day guided E-bike experience. 

Multiple stunning views throughout both days with plenty of opportunity to experience Highland hospitality by cycling the total of 80 miles with over 3000 metres of ascent. All equipment, accommodation, evening and breakfast meals provided. An incredible experience!
 

Horse Riding

Experienced riders can enjoy hacks and lessons surrounded by the stunning scenery of Loch Ness.

Great Glen Canoe Expedition

A fabulous Great Glen Canoe Trail adventure holiday, travelling by Canadian canoe across Scotland from Fort William on the West Coast to Inverness in the East. You will paddle on flat water for 60 miles (100 km), canoeing the Caledonian Canal and traversing legendary lochs such as Loch Ness and the wonderful Loch Lochy!  Wild camp at remote and beautiful spots along the way surrounded by some of the UK’s highest mountains.

Highland Coo Tour

Meet our most popular local! Meet and feed a gorgeous herd of local Highland Coos on a local working croft. This wonderful hour long experienced is based in Drumnadrochit. 

Food and Drink Experiences

Who doesn't love an experience that revolves around fantastic food and drink? There are some unique, fun and very enjoyable food and drink experiences available in Inverness and Loch Ness. Book ahead and fill your itinerary so you miss nothing out!

Unique dining experience

The Downright Gabbler dining events are a really unique and fun experience. Themed dining and storytelling make the events interesting as well as incredibly tasty! Whisky, beer, Scottish heritage and Highland Banquet themes all available, find out more!

Local Food and Drink Tour

Want to taste all the local and Scottish food and drink but don't know where to try first? Why not join Cath's food and drink tour! Eat your way around Inverness trying all the local delicacies and learning all about the area whilst you are at it!