Since day one in 1975, we’ve believed that you – our customers – are number one. That’s why we do absolutely everything Nessie-sary to keep you safe and deliver you the adventure of a lifetime.
That’s also the belief of our owner Freda, who has captained the Jacobite business since 2002. With a vision to open up Nessie’s incredible shores to more and more intrepid adventurers, Freda has grown passenger numbers from 35,000 to just shy of 300,000! The world really does love to cruise with us!
Bigger tour groups meant our little boats needed to grow bigger too. So Jacobite Cruises’ much-loved fleet celebrated a happy retirement as the noughties came to a close. The new generation? A team of rather snazzy French catamarans which sailed North to keep our legendary tours alive – and to mark the start of an exciting era of all-in-one coach-boat-and-visit tours under our new name – ‘Loch Ness by Jacobite’.
Our cafe and retail destination An Talla, situated on the banks of the Caledonian Canal opened in 2019. Here you will find unique one-of-a-kind gifts, freshly prepared meals using locally sourced ingredients and the very best team Highland Hospitality has to offer! Our recently refurbished Loch Ness Cottage Collection self-catering accommodation opened in 2020 - It’s just the latest chapter in the story of one of Scotland’s most legendary days out. Long may we keep you cruising!