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Inverness Boat Trips, Loch Ness Cruises and Tours

Inverness & Loch Ness Tours and Trips

Looking to explore Inverness, Loch Ness and beyond by joining a guided tour? Or to explore Loch Ness on a boat tour? Our Inverness and Loch Ness excursions and tour operators will make sure that you don’t miss out on the things you should see and do whilst visiting the area. Their excellent local knowledge will enhance your experience of Inverness, Loch Ness and the wider Highlands.

From outdoor activities, nature experiences and boat trips to minibus tours tailored to your requirements. We also enjoy Loch Ness cruise tours and You can even enjoy motorbike tours. The choice is yours. Our excellent local tour companies and guides will ensure you make the most of your visit!

Use the map below to plan your Inverness, Loch Ness trips and tours.  Or see below for our selected Inverness, Loch Ness boat trips and tours.

Explore The Highlands Further

Loch Ness Cruises and Boat Trips

A boat trip is a fantastic way to explore the mysterious waters of Loch Ness. Operating all year round, Loch Ness cruises are always a very popular day trip.  You can also enjoy wildlife viewing excursions over water, particularly on the Moray Firth. Join a speedboat experience to see dolphins, seals and other Scottish Sea Life.

The Changing Seasons

Every season has its special moments. In winter, snow-topped mountains provide a jaw-dropping backdrop to any Loch Ness boat tour. In spring, nature bursts back into life with the fresh, vibrant green of new growth and early blossoms. Summer’s colours are warm and bright, with carpets of purple heather covering the hills. The long days and short nights leave plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. Autumn, of course, means the bronzes and golds of the changing of the leaves, and the nip in the air makes the prospect of a hearty meal and a warming dram at the end of the day very appealing. Any season is perfect for exploring Scotland and our Highland visitor attractions.

Explore Nature and History

From the water, you can enjoy the area’s historic gems, from the majestic Urquhart Castle to the Caledonian Canal, a wonder of the industrial age that is still very much in use today. You can look out for small villages, crofts and farms that are dotted around this huge stretch of water. If your interest is geology, you can trace the fault lines that make up the Great Glen Way along the length of Loch Ness. Nature lovers can spot a wealth of wildlife on the water, such as indigenous and migrating birds. Or, look for leaping trout and salmon. If you’re really lucky you may see an otter or deer on the shore. As for Loch Ness’ most famous and reclusive resident monster… keep your eyes peeled, you never know!

Hunt for Nessie

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster dates back to around 500AD when images of an aquatic beast were carved into rocks near the loch. Ever since, sightings of a large, serpent-like creature have been reported. To this day, tourists are attracted to the loch by the idea of a mysterious monster lurking below. There’s no better chance to spot Nessie than by getting out on the water. Whether you believe the stories or not, it’s an amazing experience.

Loch Ness cruises and boat trips make a great day trip from Inverness, which is just a 30-minute drive away. And, if you want to spend longer out on the loch, boating holidays are hugely popular too.

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