The Clansman & Castle


Tour overview



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Departure from:

Clansman Harbour

Departure times:

10:00 - 14:00

Tour type:
  • Castle
  • Loch

The departure point is 9 miles away from Inverness City Centre and will require you to use your car or to take a local bus.

Tour description

Cruise the Loch and visit the castle on this two-hour adventure. Your voyage will include a one-hour cruise across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness. You’ll also hop ashore for a one-hour visit to explore historic Urquhart Castle and its turbulent past. 

Our onboard audio is bursting with fascinating facts and legends to tune into as you sail. And don’t forget to look out for Nessie, with a little help from our onboard sonar.

What's included:

  • Castle: The iconic Urquhart Castle is one of Scotland's most popular attractions; situated on the north-western shore of Loch Ness.
  • Loch: Scotland is brimming with myths and legends – and Loch Ness is the biggest of them all.

The departure point is 9 miles from Inverness city centre, so requires you to travel by car. You can find us on Google Maps - Loch Ness by Jacobite Clansman Harbour, or by using What3Words: 

Parking facilities are available at Clansman Harbour. This is free of charge, however, can be limited during peak season. We recommend you arrive 45 minutes before your departure time. There are no bike racks available at The Clansman Hotel. Should you be re-directed to the overflow carpark, this is approximately a 15-minute walk, on uneven terrain to the harbour.

Additional information:
Please note that all of our boats welcome dogs on board, and whilst this tour does not, it may not be suitable for those who suffer from dog allergies. 

Disembarking at Urquhart Castle is not possible for wheelchair users or those with mobility impairments. If you or a member of your party have any mobility impairments, please view our Contemplation Cruise option. 

Unfortunately, dogs are unable to join us on the tour of Urquhart Castle.

Please note that our boat hosts both the Freedom and Inspiration tours at the same time - dogs are welcome to join the Inspiration. 


  • Food and drink available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Limited parking available
  • Toilet on board

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.

Any questions?

Have a look at our FAQs section