Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle Cruises
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Urquhart Castle closed 14/12/17 - more info
Due to the icy conditions, Urquhart Castle has closed to the general public for the day.
Therefore, we can only offer the Inspiration cruise today. For further information, please call 01463 233999
Loch Ness Story Sound Bites

Jacobite Queen

Our flagship, Jacobite Queen, has ruled the waves of Loch Ness since 1987. Built in 1949, she first held the rather more humble title of "Mid Tyne Ferry number 3", as she plied her trade as a passenger ferry on the Tyne between North and South Shields. When the ferry company was taken over by the Swan Hunter Shipyard, she finally achieved royal status, being renamed "Tyne Queen".

In 1987, the Tyne Queen waved a royal goodbye to the North East of England and set sail for Loch Ness, whereupon Jacobite gave her a majestic makeover, rebuilding the superstructure, upgrading the interior and renaming her Jacobite Queen. Further upgrades followed to enhance passenger comfort, including central heating and doubleglazing, comfortable furnishings and a powerful, refined Volvo engine, fit for a Queen.

Today, the Jacobite Queen cruises regally around Loch Ness twice a day in the Summer months between Tomnahurich Bridge and Urquhart Castle, allowing up to 159 passengers to take in the amazing sights and fascinating history of our famous loch, while enjoying a wee drink from her well-stocked bar, a tasty snack or a freshly made Costa Coffee. Our Queen is also famous for throwing the occasional private soiree, with plenty of room and facilities onboard for music and dancing. We'll drink to that, ma'am!

Please click here for information on disabled access on the Jacobite Queen

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Length: 22.65m Beam: 5.64m Draught Laden: 2.13m Gross Tonnage: 121.59 MCA Category: Passenger Class V Service Speed: 11 knots Maximum Passengers: 159 Minimum Crew: three.

Registered at: Inverness No 169220 Call Sign: MJET5 MMSI Number: 235002933 Main Engine: Volvo Penta D12MH 450hp Generators: one 15kVa Beta Marine 1505, one G&M Powerplant 15 kV.

Furuno MaxSea Radar, GPS,Plotter and Sounder. Sailor RT6210 and Kelvin Hughes Huson VHF radios, 3 x 65 person RFD Open Inflatable Liferafts.

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