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ABOUT THE TOUR

Loch Ness RIB Speed Boat Tours
Loch Ness Luxuary Cruiser

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  12-seater RIB at Dochgarroch Lock or Foyers Pier and launch yourself onto the water for an 80 or 60-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.

Or, if that doesnt float your boat, why not have a look at our luxuary cruise options? The perfect setting, the perfect experience, the pefect memory to take away from Loch Ness!

Beastie Boats on Loch Ness

We have the choice of an 80 minute High speed Cruise departing from Dochgarroch Lock, Monday – Friday!
Book your top speed cruise online now!

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

Take it all in on our Foyers Pier departure point

60 minute cruise available Friday night, Saturday & Sunday

Or perhaps you want to cruise in style but not at speed?

Take a look at our beautiul cruiser, Glenliath for an exclusive
yacht experience!

Tour Times

Available from 1st April 2022

  • Our boat takes a maximum of 12
  • Tours are for 80 minutes leaving Dochgarroch Lock & 60 Minutes Leaving from Foyers Pier
  • All Passengers MUST arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time to avoid missing the boat.

The Wee Beastie

ALL ABOUT  THE COOLEST BOATS ON THE LOCH

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.  This RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat)is extremely safe & can seat up to 12 passengers at a time, and is getting a brand new engine for the 2022 season capable of speeds of more than 40 knots (45mph).

Glenliath – our luxuary cruiser!

She can take a maximum of 12 passengers on board.

The Glenliath is a 45 foot Princess motor yacht a modern classic and the only way to travel in style, this superb boat is extremely comfortable with an upper flybridge to get the best views and sunshine. The Glenliath also has adequate indoor seating for those colder highland days, drinks and snacks can be arranged on request.

Available for 2hr, 4hr or 6hr cruises. Exclusive to you

Why not charter both boats for that special occasion

 

NEWS

ALL THE LATEST GOINGS ON

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FAQ’S

Everything You Need To Know

Do I need to book?

 

Operating dates :

April 2022 – September 2022

 

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 RIB tours is 5 years old. Children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Children of all ages are welcome on board the Glenliath.

When do you operate?

Please contact us directly – info@beastieboats.com to arrange any specific needs or to structure a special private tour for 2022.

What should I wear?

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!

Lifejackets do not have to be worn on board the Glenliath, however, are avilable in the event of an emergecy.

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 and tag @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 on board our RIB tours. 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

23

Miles Long

750

Feet Deep

7448160

Million Litres of Water

1

Monster

How to find us

Dochgarroch Lock & Foyers Pier

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.Please follow the directions given in your booking confirmation, if you JUST use the postcode it will take you to the wrong place.

For google maps to Dochgarroch please follow directions to Jacobite Cruises, Dochgarroch Lock, Dochgarroch IV38JG.

Foyers Pier, Foyers, Inverness, IV26YB. Parking for cars, campers,minbuses and motorhomes.

TO GUARANTEE YOU DO NOT GET LOST

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU DOWNLOAD THE APP “what3words” ONTO YOUR SMARTPHONE AND INPUT THE FOLLOWING 3 WORDS FOR EACH DESTINATION AND THEN PRESS NAVIGATE.

DOCHGARROCH INPUT – scan.following.steep

FOYERS PIER INPUT – hiker.ambitions.hinted

Private Hire

Your own Private Experience!

CONTACT US

Say Hello

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on info@beastieboats.com,

Alternatively please use the contact page below.



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