The Discovery Tour

Discovery

Tour Discovery

2.5 hr
A bus from Inverness city centre is available. Parking is available.

Cruise the Canal & Loch and visit a castle on board this journey that takes you from the engineering marvel of Telford’s Caledonian Canal to cross the world- famous waters of Loch Ness. Snap panoramic views of the Highlands, Aldourie Castle and Bona Lighthouse. Don’t forget to look closely for the monster in the depths, before we pull into port for a snoop around the stunning Urquhart Castle. You’ll have a fascinating hour to snoop about this once mighty stronghold – entry fee included. Then it’s time to hop on the coach for a guided tour back to Dochgarroch, packed with fun facts on the legends and colourful history of the Great Glen as we roll.

Additional

  • City Sightseeing Stop
  • Food and drink available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking Available
  • Toilet on board

What's included

Canal

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.

Castle

The iconic Urquhart Castle is one of Scotland's most popular attractions; situated on the north-western shore of Loch Ness.

Coach

Sometimes you have to wander back to dry land to experience everything Loch Ness has to offer - but we have you covered.

Loch

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

Departure times

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    Departure point

    Dochgarroch Lock

    This is our newest departure point, 5 miles from Inverness city centre. Hop-On Inverness City Sightseeing bus and hop-off at stop number 8 or take your car, we have plenty of free parking available. Fancy a stroll? Approx. 3 miles walk along the scenic canal front.

    Dochgarroch Lock, IV3 8JG

    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

    CAMERAS AT THE READY

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

    LAYER UP

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

    SNACK RESPONSIBLY

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

    ROCK SOME BOOTS

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

    PACK A MAC

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

    KEEP A TIGHT LEASH

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

    Any questions?

    Have a look at our FAQs section