90 MINS

Urquhart Castle

Imagine being launched from the south bank of Loch Ness at an adrenaline inducing 30 knots (35 mph). It’s fast! A high speed pleasure ride like no other.

We’ll zip and glide and take you for a thrill ride across the loch all the way to the magnificent Urquhart Castle and back, with frequent stops so the best tour guides on Loch Ness can share their endless wisdom and jokes - if you can call them that.

Trip highlights

  • Firing over Loch Ness at top speed
  • Cory’s Cave — hiding place of Scotland’s original outlaw
  • The haunted former home of Jimmy Page — Boleskine House
  • Location of John Cobb’s 200mph plus water speed record attempt
         

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Spring / Summer

Thrilling Urquhart Castle Experience

Departing daily at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00

  • Adult
    £30
  • Child
    £18
  • Family
    £90
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3rd April to 31st October

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3 Hours

Exhilarating Half Day Thrill Ride

An inspiring mix of full on thrill ride and history at the magnificent Urquhart Castle. All perks of 90 minute tour and some!

We are the only RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) operator on Loch Ness and our cabin RIB is our pride and joy. Sit on the back and feel the wind in your hair or cozy up inside the heated cabin, however you choose to experience our magnificent loch this will be a day you’ll never forget.

Arrive at Urquhart castle in record time, spend an hour or so wandering around the ruined castle and absorbing its fascinating history. If speed is more your thing, we can zip on by the castle and travel the full length of Loch Ness stopping as frequently, or as infrequently as you like.

Due to the length of this tour, we normally prefer to use our luxury Cabin RIB for comfort and convenience (it has leather seats and a loo). If you prefer, just call ahead to check.

Trip highlights

  • Visit the dramatic and historic Urquhart Castle
  • Pass the wonderful home of famous Loch Ness monster hunter, Steve Feltham
  • View the picturesque Aldourie Castle
  • Experiencing Loch Ness at top speed
         

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Spring / Summer

Exhilarating Half Day Thrill Rides

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:00

  • Adult
    £50
  • Child
    £30
  • Family
    £145
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1st July to 31st August

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30 MINS

Monster Blast

Test the water!

Our RIB boat Monster Blast experience will leave you gasping for more.

Spend the most exhilarating 30 minutes of your life on a thrill ride across the loch. Our experienced and slightly whacky skippers like to show off what they can do with their RIB boats. They also like to tell you as much as they possibly can within the 30 minutes you’re on the boat. Don’t worry though you can’t really hear them when you’re zipping across the loch at a hair raising 30 knots.

You’ll love it. We know you will. We’ll even give you a 10% discount on your next RIB trip.

Trip highlights

  • The best 30 minutes of your life
  • The best RIB skippers on Loch Ness
  • Cherry Island and the striking Fort Augustus Abbey
  • Experiencing Loch Ness at high speeds
         

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Spring / Summer

Monster Blast

Departing daily at 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30

  • Adult
    £15
  • Child
    £10
  • Family
    £45
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1st July to 31st August and UK bank holiday weekends

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60 MINS

Finding Nessie

The best family trip on the whole of Loch Ness!

Nessie is fast but our boats are faster. Kids (and big kids) will cheer and whoop as they’re zipped across the water in search of the secretive Loch Ness Monster.

If anyone is going to track her down, it’s our guides so hold on tight and keep your eyes open. She’s there, somewhere.

Our guides enchanting stories on our beautiful beast and the lesser known Kelpies will capture the kids’ imagination... and attention long enough for parents to take in the sites.

Trip highlights

  • A high speed adventure tracking Nessie
  • Captivating Kelpie stories
  • Wildlife spotting
         

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Finding Nessie

Departing daily at 16:00

  • Adult
    £24
  • Child
    £15
  • Family
    £75
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3rd April to 31st October

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How long are the trips?

We’ve got a wide range of thrilling RIB tours, from 30 minutes taster rides to three hour bonanzas. Is 30 minutes enough? Wait, you’re meant to be asking the questions. No, it’s not is the answer.

Do they run all year?

We wish. The RIBs are in the water from 14th March to 31st October although not all of our tours run during this time. Please check our tour timetables for more information as we wouldn’t want to disappoint.

Will I get wet?

That depends how good you are!

No. The boats don’t spray water into the boat. We also provide warm cosy suits for you to wear to protect you from the Scottish elements. If you’re joining us on a chilly day, we advise that you should bring a few warm layers for underneath the suit. Stay warm, have fun.

Is there an age restriction?

Yes. The minimum age for our RIB tours is five years old. The good news is there is no upper age limit. We had a 90 year old once who whooped and hollered all the way around the loch.

Can I bring my dog?

Sure you can. All dogs are welcome on our RIBs.

Will I see Nessie?

You never know. You could be one of the lucky ones! We might know where she lurks. We might not tell.

Do all trips go to Urquhart Castle?

No, only the Urquhart castle Experience and Ultimate Loch Ness Experience take you to the castle.

Can I take a camera onto a RIB?

Of course! You need to be able to share your experiences at Loch Ness with the world.

Where can I park?

The main car park is located in the centre of Fort Augustus village, just next to the petrol station.

How do I get to you?

We don’t care how you get here, just get here if you can. Easiest way to find us is with Google Maps.

Full Timetable

Urquhart Castle

Depating daily at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 18th March to 31st October

Extended timetable

Additional tours departing daily at 16:00 and 18:00 1st July to 31st August and UK bank holiday weekends

Exhilarating Half Day Thrill Ride

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:00 1st July to 31st August

Monster Blast

Departing daily at 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30 1st July to 31st August and UK bank holiday weekends

Extended timetable

Additional tours departing throughout the day, including bank holiday weekends. Please call for info

Finding Nessie

Departing daily at 16:00 3rd April to 31st October

Extended timetable

Additional tours departing daily at 12:00 1st July to 31st August and UK bank holiday weekends