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Loch Ness Explorer with Boat Cruise

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Activity Schedule

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  • Duration

    1 day

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to 60 High Street, Edinburgh, UK, EH1 1TB

  • Ending Point

    Waterloo Place on Princes Street

Key Highlights

  • Take in the stunning Scottish Highlands as you head towards Loch Ness
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on Loch Ness and search for the famous monster, Nessie
  • Soak up the scenery around Fort Augustus, Glencoe and the Caledonian Canal
  • Enjoy a locally sourced freshly made picnic lunch
  • Hear the stories and legends on the tour by an expert local Scottish guide


Head out on an adventure unlike any other. This is a day of adventuring and exploring, taking in the sights of the Scottish Highlands and searching for the elusive, legendary monster known as Nessie. 

Leaving in the early morning you’ll pass the imposing Sterling castle as you head towards your ultimate destination. This is Rob Roy country here, and your expert guide is on hand to give you all the details of this region’s brutal past. You’ll carry on through Fort William, so keep an eye out for the mighty Ben Nevis, reaching up towards the sky.

Once at Fort Augustus, on the banks of Loch Ness, your monster hunting begins. Take a boat cruise, go for a walk along the lochs banks and keep an eye out for the monster. 

Your journey back takes in more stunning countryside and wee villages before returning across the Firth of Forth to your drop off. Monster spotting or not, this is a day to soak up the Scottish scenery, learn the history and enjoy an adventure. What a day!

Please note

Adults / Students must be over 18 at the time of travel. 

Passenger dropoff is at Waterloo Place Princes Street 

Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card. 

Must have travel insurance 

The minimum age for a Highland Explorer Tour passenger is 5 years old. 

Those who are 17 years old pay the adult price, but need to be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over. 

Multi-Day Travel Declaration: Passengers travelling on one of our multi-day tours are required to fill in a Travel Declaration form that states that proof of double vaccination or proof of negative lateral flow antigen test is required before embarking on our tour. If a passenger does not wish to take a test and cannot produce a vaccine passport/certificate or negative test result, the Operator reserves the right to refuse to allow 'the passenger ' to take part in the tour. In such case the Operator will not be liable for any refund, compensation or any additional cost incurred by the passenger. 

Please arrive to check-in 15 minutes before departure 

Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark.

Highland hotels and guesthouses do not have lifts/elevators. Guests should be able to walk up steps in order to access rooms. 

The summer and winter itineraries vary slightly. 

Day Tours cancelled a day or more before departure date will receive a full refund. If cancelled 24 hours or less, the cancellation fee will be 100%.

Extended Tours cancelled outside of 45 days prior to departure will be given a fexi-deposit. If the cancellation is made 45 to 14 days prior to the departure a 25% cancellation fee will be charged. If a cancellation is made 14 days or less, the cancellation charge will be 100%. 

*Festival Tours cancelled more than 45 days from the departure date will have a 25% cancellation fee. If cancelled 45 to 22 days prior to the departure, there will be 50% cancellation fee. If a festival tour is cancelled 21 days or less before the tour there will be a 100% cancellation fee. 

Your Responsibility

Please bring your own: Hand sanitiser. Face mask. These are to be worn at all times on the coach and in public areas. Maintain social distancing. o You need to make the Guide aware if you develop any COVID like symptoms. You need to make the Guide aware if you develop any Covid like symptoms.

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