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, 14:00 and 16:00

  • Adult
    £30
  • Child
    £18
  • Family
    £90
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24th March 2018 to 31st October 2018

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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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Exhilarating Half Day Thrill Rides

Tuesdays & Wednesday at 10:00

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

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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 12:00

  • Adult
    £20
  • Child
    £15
  • Family 2/2
    £60
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24th March to 31st October

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How long are the trips?

We’ve got a wide range of thrilling RIB tours, from 60 minute adventures to three hour bonanzas. Is 60 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 24th 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?

Unfortunately not. We've found our furry friends much prefer it on dry land.

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 Exhilarating Half Day Thrill Ride 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

Departing daily at 10:00, 14:00 and 16:00 24th March 2018 to 31st October 2018

Exhilarating Half Day Thrill Ride

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

Finding Nessie

Departing daily at 12:00 24th March to 31st October

Extended timetable

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