Loch Ness RIB Speed Boat Tours

Whether it be the mystery of the Loch Ness monster, the stunning scenery, or the history, we want to get you up close and personal with it all. Climb aboard our brand new 12-seater RIB at Dochgarroch Lock, and launch yourself onto the water for an 80-minute-long Loch Ness speed boat tour. The aim of our tour is to get you “As Close As You’ll Get” to capturing everything that makes Loch Ness so famously magnificent.

Hear captivating stories about the famous sites and landmarks including Urquhart Castle, and that elusive monster, too!

Breathe the fresh highland air as you skim over the surface of the water.

Have a bit of fun, let’s show you what this boat can really do. Let’s just say it is pretty cool!

Tour Times

Available from 7th May 2021

  • Our boat takes a maximum of 12
  • Tours are for 80 minutes leaving Dochgrroch Lock

The Wee Beastie


The Wee Beastie arrived brand new to the shores of Loch Ness in 2018. It has an all-black look to make it the coolest vessel ever to set-sail on Loch Ness. The hull was designed and produced by Humber Inflatables. The vessel was then fitted by Quinquari Marine in South-West Wales.  This RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) can seat up to 12 passengers at a time, and has been fitted with Twin 200HP Evinrude engines capable of speeds of more than 40 knots (45mph).



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Everything You Need To Know

Do I need to book?


Operating dates :

7th May – 31 August 2021


What time do I arrive?

Please ensure you check-in 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time in order to get kitted out. All our sailings leave on time so as not to impact later departures or other passengers on our tour. We are not able to provide you with wetsuits but will be providing lifejackets. Please ensure you are wrapped up warm – even on the hottest of days, Loch Ness can have a chill!

Is there an Age Restriction?

The minimum age for our tours is 5 years old. Children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

When do you operate?

Please contact us directly – to arrange a private tour for Summer 2021.

What should I wear?

Due to COVID-19 we are not able to provide you with waterproof suits. We will provide you with lifejackets. Please ensure you wrap up warm – even on the hottest of days Loch Ness can have a chill! We also recommend you bring a change of clothes with you as you are in the ultimate splash zone!

Will I get wet?

Warm clothes are required for your tour – waterproofs will be better!

Bring a change of clothes with you should you happen to sitting in a splash zone area.

Can I take pictures with my phone or camera?

Yes, of course! Make that Instagram profile so much stronger and remember to use our #beastieboats

Will I get seasick?

It is incredibly rare for anyone to feel seasick on The Wee Beastie. Our speedboat sits low in the water and the motion shouldn’t be too severe. Plus, we are in a Loch, not in the sea!

Can I change my booking?

We require a minimum 48-hour notice to amend/cancel a booking.

Do trips ever get cancelled?

Very occasionally we may have to cancel your tour with us. Passenger enjoyment and safety is our highest concern and if we feel weather conditions on the day are unsuitable we will cancel the sailing.

What happens if my trip is cancelled?

If we have to cancel your trip for any reason, any payment you have made for your tour will be refunded in full, or we will try to be able to accommodate you on the next available one that suits.

What if I’m pregnant or have a back problem?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate those who are pregnant or have back problems. Even on calm days if the weather changes or there is an unpredictable wave – motions could occur. For that reason we don’t recommend our tours for anyone with these conditions.

Loch Ness Facts

Amazing Statistics


Miles Long


Feet Deep


Million Litres of Water



How to find us

Dochgarroch Lock

Dochgarroch Lock is 5 miles from the outskirts of Inverness on the A82.  Follow signs to Loch Ness by Jacobite and from the car park follow signs ‘To the Canal’.  Please allow plenty of time to park as it can get very busy during the summer months.

Private Hire

Your own Private Experience!


Say Hello

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on, or by calling +44(0)1463 233999.

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