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This cruise has speed, excitement and hundreds of years of history waiting to be explored.

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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 boat tour operator on Loch Ness that covers every mile of this world famous loch in one magnificent tour. What better way to explore it than on one of our high speed RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats). We promise this will be a day you’ll never forget.

Arrive at Urquhart castle in record time, choose to wander 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.

If you wish to visit Urquhart castle, please ensure you purchase your ticket online prior to your boat trip

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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Autumn / Winter

Exhilarating Half Day Thrill Rides

RIB trips are not operating over the winter months due to low temperatues. RIB trips will resume on 6th of April 2019.

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1st July to 31st August 2019

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Do you have disabled access?

Yes. Please contact us in advance to your arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that no refund can be offered for trips cancelled within 24 hours of departure time. Any valid refunds will be processed less a 20% administration fee.

Travel times

Approx. travel times to our base in Fort Augustus

  • 1 hour drive from Fort William and Inverness
  • 1.5 hour drive from Aviemore
  • 3 hour drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Sat Nav for parking PH32 4DD, this is a short 5 minute walk to boat departure point. Public transport information: tel 08712002233

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.

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.

Where can I park?

The main car park is located in the centre of Fort Augustus village (PH32 4DD), just next to the petrol station.

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.

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.

Full Timetable

Urquhart Castle – Spring to Autumn

Departing daily at 10:00, 14:00 and 16:00 6th April to 31st October 2019

Exhilarating Half Day Thrill Ride – Summer

Tuesdays & Wednesday at 10:00 1st July to 31st August 2019

Finding Nessie – Spring to Autumn

Departing daily at 12:00 6th April to 31st October 2019

Extended timetable

Additional cruise departing daily at 16:00 1st July to 31st August 2019