Beastie spotted skimming Loch Ness

A sleek, black shape has recently been spotted skimming across the surface of Loch Ness. Several sightings have been reported of the new phenomenon on the loch.

And we can reveal this beastie is set to be as popular as Nessie herself … as the loch’s newest attraction.

You can see for yourself this week when the Beastie Boats begin their maiden voyage with passengers on board.

Complementing our more refined cruises on Loch Ness, the first beastie boat to take to the water is a brand new rigid-inflatable boat (RIB).

The 12-seated, all black, high-performance boat will take passengers “as close as you’ll get” to everything that makes the loch and its surroundings so magnificent, including landmarks like Aldourie Castle, Dores, Urquhart Castle, and the Cobb Memorial.

The Beastie Boats is the brainchild of Robbie Rapson who said: “Whether it be the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster, the stunning scenery, or the history of the area, we want to get people up close and personal with it all.

“They will also hear captivating stories and listen to some of Scotland’s best music as they skim over the surface of the loch.”

Adrenaline-fuelled trip

The RIB, which was built by Quinquari Marine in South West Wales, has been fitted with twin 200HP Evinrude engines capable of speeds of more than 40 knots (45mph).

The one-hour tours depart four times a day from the Clansman Harbour on the shores of Loch Ness. Passengers are provided with full waterproofs and goggles so they can enjoy the full experience.

Robbie added: “Our passengers will have fun and maybe a tiny bit of a thrill along the way, too!”

You can book your place on one of the “Elation” tours here on our website. In fact, the best of both worlds is to take an adrenaline-fuelled trip on the “Wee Beastie” AND book a more relaxing Loch Ness cruise on one of our other boats.

That way you will be able to see and hear everything that Loch Ness has to offer during an unforgettable visit.

Whatever type of beastie you are seeking at Loch Ness, we look forward to welcoming you.