Tour Contemplation

2 hr
Parking is available at Dochgarroch Lock, free of charge.

Cruise the Canal & Loch, with castle views as you follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria on this two-hour cruise. Boarding at Dochgarroch, you’ll experience a breathtaking journey that takes you along Thomas Telford’s famous Caledonian Canal and, of course, across the legendary waters of Loch Ness. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Great Glen, and panoramic views of Aldourie Castle, Bona Lighthouse and the spectacular Urquhart Castle. Cameras at the ready!

You’ll hear about the colourful history of the Loch, including the crash site of a World War II Wellington Bomber. And not forgetting some stories about the world’s shyest monster.

You'll find us at Dochgarroch Lock, 4 miles out of Inverness down the A82. If using Google Maps, look for Loch Ness by Jacobite - Dochgarroch Lock. If using What3Words click here -  https://what3words.com/scored.mourner.riverboat

Parking facilities are available at Dochgarroch Lock free of charge, as well as the use of bike racks. 

Both the Jacobite Rebel and Jacobite Maverick have disabled access.
Only the Jacobite Maverick has disabled toilet facilities available on board


  • Disabled access
  • Dog friendly
  • Food and drink available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking Available
  • Toilet on board

What's included


The Caledonian Canal is an impressive feat of early 19th-century engineering, linking Inverness in the east and Corpach near Fort William in the west.


Scotland is brimming with myths and legends – and Loch Ness is the biggest of them all.

Departure point

Dochgarroch Lock

Dochgarroch Lock, IV3 8JG

At Dochgarroch Locks you will also find our sister business, An Talla, a shop and cafe. Our shop proudly showcases a diverse range of local and Scottish products, and our cafe provides a flavour of Highland hospitality. 

For information on disability access please click here

Get directions

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On board the Jacobite Rebel
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On board the Jacobite Rebel
Jacobite Rebel view at Loch Ness
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Jacobite Rebel view at Loch Ness
Jacobite Rebel on Loch Ness
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Jacobite Rebel on Loch Ness
Jacobite Rebel boat
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Jacobite Rebel boat

A few things to know


A zoom lens can help you get a closer look at mysteries in the water.


It’s warm on board, but the deck can get a wee bit windy.


Don't feed the monster – Nessie's on a zero litter, gluten-free diet right now!


They’ll help you keep a good grip in castles and on deck.


The Scottish weather can be unpredictable. Raincoats are a no-brainer.


Nessie loves dogs. For dinner. So keep them back from doggy paddling.

Any questions?

Have a look at our FAQs section