Tour Temptation


This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues. 

Cruise the Loch and visit a castle on this coach and boat tour that transports you directly from Inverness city centre to the legendary Loch Ness. You’ll learn everything there is to know about the stirring past of these famous shores as you relax on our guided coach tour. Then it’s time to hop on board a cruise across the Loch’s world-famous waters, including a one-hour visit to snoop around the once mighty stronghold of Urquhart Castle. Once you have explored the ruins of Urquhart Castle, sit back and relax on your return coach journey to Inverness. 

The Temptation tour is operated by Highlander Ways D&E Coaches.

Tour Breakdown:

- Depart Inverness bus station, your driver guide will take you to Dochgarroch Lock Harbour. 
- Enjoy a 1hr cruise sailing through the man-made part of the Caledonian Canal into the deepest waters of Loch Ness. 
- Hop ashore and explore the historic Urquhart Castle - you have one hour 
- Make your way to the upper coach car park to meet your coach driver and head back to Inverness.

  • Please note that during winter service from November to March, due to Urquhart Castle early closure and limited daylight hours the afternoon Temptation tour joins 25min sailing from the Clansman Harbour. 


  • Bus from Inverness City Center
  • Food and drink available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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.


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


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


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

Departure point

Inverness Bus Station

This is the departure point for our coach tours from Inverness city centre, accessed from Academy Street and Margaret Street, just a short walk from Inverness Railway Station and the main shopping area.

Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT

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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.

Any questions?

Have a look at our FAQs section