Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle Cruises
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Loch Ness by Jacobite videos

Here you will find some of the Loch Ness by Jacobite videos along with transcripts of the narrative.

Experience Loch Ness by Jacobite

Welcome to Loch Ness by Jacobite.

Loch Ness is one of Scotland's natural treasures, overflowing with captivating myths, turbulent history, and tales of a legendary monster.

And we're here to take you on an unforgettable adventure...

Our cruises and coach tours come in all shapes and sizes with nine different options ranging from one hour to seven hours in length. All our tours pass the iconic Urquhart Castle. And a number of them stop right at the medieval fortress allowing cruisers time ashore to explore on foot.

There's something for everyone.

While on board you will not only be surrounded by breath-taking scenery, you will also hear the enthralling stories of the history and legends of the very waters you are navigating.

For our many international guests, we have a variety of leaflets available in a wide range of languages.

Refreshments are available from the bar including Costa Coffee, artisan spirits, Scottish snacks and even the illustrious Nessie Ale!

Snap tons of photos and be sure not to miss our fun Nessie-themed souvenirs!

If you're wondering where to board a Loch Ness by Jacobite boat? Well that's simple.

Depending on which tour you book you will be departing from one of our four convenient departure points: Tomnahurich Bridge, Dochgarroch Lock, the Clansman Harbour or the Inverness Bus Station.

Those departing from Tomnahurich Bridge and Dochgarroch Lock will be able to experience the magnificent Caledonian Canal as they enter the waters of Loch Ness, sailing by Lock Dochfour, passing the beautiful Bona Lighthouse and Aldourie Castle.

At the Clansman Harbour, you'll board the boat right on the shore of Loch Ness itself.

And the Inverness Bus Station is conveniently right in the city centre.

Most of our cruises and tours run year-round and can be booked online or in person at all departure points. During the summer months we recommend booking in advance.

Here at Loch Ness by Jacobite, we are passionate about providing inspiring experiences for all. Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, beauty or wonder, we know you'll find it all on Loch Ness and we can't wait to take you there.


LOCH NESS BY JACOBITE - EVENTS

Loch Ness Monster Masterclass – join us on the legendary waters

Here we are on the shores of Loch Ness. 24 miles long. Over 750 feet deep. The story that exists here has been on for time immemorial. My name is Willie Cameron, Mr. Loch Ness. I am going to be joined by Steve Feltham, 25 years of his life spent on the shores of Loch Ness, and Mr. Gary Campbell, who was the founder of the Loch Ness Monster Fan Club.

These gentlemen, along with myself, are experts regarding the story of the Loch Ness Monster. We are going to discuss the whole history, the sightings, the possibilities of something being in the deep dark waters of this amazing Loch.

Join us for the Loch Ness Monster Master class on Loch Ness by Jacobite.

Monster Hunting with bloggers and social media aficionados

This Autumn we were honored to host some of the world's top international blogger, vbloggers and travel experts on board.

Welcome all you vlogger, writers, hacks and bloggers, social media aficionados, and Facebook delgados.

They boarded to see beautiful Loch Ness. Here is one of them now:

(Traveling Jules) "Today I am on one for the Loch Ness by Jacobite boats. And we are sailing from Inverness Dochgarroch to Urquhart Castle in search of one of Scotland's most famous legends. THERE'S NESSIE!!"

They had a blast.

Book your own Loch Ness by Jacobite experience on jacobite.co.uk

Loch Ness Ambassador of the Year, Steve Feltham

All I really want to do in my life is contribute something to that body of evidence. A photograph with my name on it. And so, I wait for that day, really.

My name is Steve Feltham and since 1991 I've been full time hunting for the Loch Ness monster. You never know what adventure is coming next. But they do just come thick and fast. Even three weeks ago a tourist just came to my van and said, "I photographed something yesterday and I'd like you to have a look at it. I don't know what it was."

I looked at it. And if I've got, I've got that picture here. It was that, which looks incredibly like a fin of a dolphin in Loch Ness. So naturally, that got pushed into the public domain and it sparked a large debate in the monster hunting enthusiasts' community as to what it could possibly turn out to be because we genuinely don't get dolphins in here. And that is genuinely interesting as to what, well, yet again it is something mysterious in Loch Ness.

INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS

Happy St. Andrew's Day from Loch Ness by Jacobite

Here at Loch Ness, the Saltire, Scotland's national flag flies proudly over these dark waters.

The Caledonian Canal – a taste of its beauty

The Caledonian Canal of the Scottish Highlands. 29 stunning lochs. One elusive monster. See it for yourself. Cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite.

Urquhart Castle – a Scottish Icon

Urquhart Castle perched on the banks of Loch Ness. See it by boat and explore it on foot. Cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite.

Loch Ness – what mystery lies beneath

Beneath these waters lies a 500-year-old mystery. Come see for yourself. Cruise with Loch Ness by Jacobite.

This autumn and winter experience the Legend of Loch Ness

This autumn and winter, embark on an incredible adventure on the mysterious waters of Loch Ness. Land of enchanting castles. Legends of a beast that lurks beneath. Un-miss-able experience for the entire family. Weekends or school holidays, when will you immerse yourself in the legend of Loch Ness?

Book your own experience on jacobite.co.uk

THE LOCH NESS BY JACOBITE TEAM

Meet Captain K – our rebel on the Rebel

I can drive all the boats but I'm usually on this one, the Jacobite Rebel. A rebel on the rebel!

I'm known as Captain K here at work at Jacobite. I've been a captain here for two years. Obviously I'm in charge of this million pound boat. Got to look after passengers. Got to look after my crew. Make sure everyone is safe, well – you know that's the most important thing - and they have a good time.

It's a catamaran boat. So it's twin-hulled, got an engine on either side, up to date, and all nice and modern and new. I certainly do enjoy it, that's for sure.

Well the main part of the Loch is averaging about 750 feet. In January, I discovered a deep part of the Loch, which went down to 889 feet on the 3D sonar screens that we have here – which are new and up to date.

And that went viral very quickly. I even had my brother in Australia phone me up and say, "You are all over the internet." I said, "What for, Crime Watch?" And he says, "No, because you found this deep part in Loch Ness." It is still to be verified whether it is true or not. We'll wait and see. But the two sonar screens can't be wrong.

Meet Willie Cameron - The VOICE of Loch Ness

Whether you are a believer or a non-believer, a skeptic or whatever, the fascination that is Loch Ness will always remain in people's minds. And they will always want to come and see it.

My name is Willie Cameron and I am the voice of Jacobite here at Loch Ness. On some of the cruises, my voice, along with the voice of Karen Gillan, the actress, share the task of conveying the story as far as Loch Ness is concerned.

RECORDING: "Welcome to Loch Ness by Jacobite. Join us as we sail down one of the world's most famous waterways. And hear about its history, legends, and people who have shaped it's story."

I do a lot of the research for Loch Ness by Jacobite regarding the history, the history as far as Loch Ness is concerned, regarding the sightings, regarding the personalities. And I convey them through a blog on the website.

I'm totally passionate as far as the subject of Loch Ness is concerned. I have a direct link as my late father had one of the most amazing sightings of something on the surface of Loch Ness back in 1965 whilst he was fishing on the southern shore of Loch Ness. He saw something most peculiar about ten o'clock of that evening. He saw an object rise just off Urquhart Castle.

The wind was coming from the west. The object was going with the wind. And he watched it for over 50 minutes. It also attracted the attention of the gentleman he was fishing with plus two other people that were in a caravan on the lay-by just above where they were fishing.

So all together four people saw it from that side. And then after about 50 minutes, the object turned and went against the head wind, which showed him it has some kind of propulsion, either mechanical or animate. Because that is the only way you can go against the wind.

All in all, there were nine sightings that night. What did he see? What had a power source to go against the wind? And I do believe that the mystery has still got to be solved. And, as they say in the movies, the truth is out there.

Meet Linda - Jacobite crew member

Welcome to Urquhart Castle. And, um, I can also say "Bienvenidos al Castillo de Urquhart" "ou aussi bienvenue au Chateau d'Urquhart."

I'm Linda and I work for Loch Ness by Jacobite. And I'm a crew member here and I've been here for four years. Being a first aider with the British Red Cross for nearly ten years now I've done a lot of search and rescue in winter.

I actually chose to work at Jacobite once I retired from real jobs – not that this is not a real job. But it is a great fun job working on the Loch, on a boat and with lovely people.

My role is to prepare the boat in the morning, make sure the till is on board, set up the bar, tidy up the merchandise, make our customers feel as welcome and safe as possible, obviously doing the rope work as we come in and out of our harbors.

Cappuccino?

We have various snacks. We have obviously Scottish snacks. We have the Walker's chocolate cookie, short bread and, my favorite, the caramel wafer. Tunnocks also make this fantastic homemade teacake – though it is actually factory.

It is a wonderful Scottish delicacy and I'm going to open it up for you. In fact, people have kept the wrappers to make Andy Warhol type paintings. So that is the Tunnocks wafer.  Mmmm.

The scenery is always fantastic, even, even when the weather is as the Scottish say – I'm not Scottish – dreich. It has got that wonderful atmosphere and that is when you hope our good friend Nessie will come.



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