Earlier this year, we waved goodbye to our home at Dochgarroch Lock and made the long journey (well 22 miles) down to our new base at Foyers Pier. Luckily we were in our speedboat, the Wee Beastie, so it took no time at all!
You can now find us at Foyers Pier, Inverness IV2 6YB or by using the handy what3words: hiker.ambitions.hinted.
We’ve spent the last few months taking in the mighty Loch Ness from the opposite side and setting up our new home sweet home. Though we must admit there wasn’t an awful lot of decorating involved… Phew!
We’re so excited for the season ahead in our new location and can’t wait to welcome you to our new abode at Foyers Pier (don’t worry we won’t make you take your shoes off) and to take you on an exclusive tour of Loch Ness!
As you plan your Beastie Boats adventure, we’ve come up with a wee list of places you can stay in the area, as well as some things to do before or after your tour.
Want to stay up late keeping an eye out for Nessie? Or maybe the excitement is too much and you want to cut down your commute before one of our tours?
Whatever’s inspiring you, there are some lovely accommodation options nearby, almost right on our doorstep.
Pack your tent and sleeping bag or book a stay in a wigwam and set up camp (literally) at Loch Ness Shores Campsite and Glamping Pods. Just a two minute drive, or 12 minute walk, from Foyers Pier, this is a five-star campsite that has everything you need for a comfortable night’s camp – including WiFi!
If camping’s not your thing, check out Foyers House, a small family-run guest house with panoramic views of the loch, or Foyers Lodge, a boutique hotel on the shores of Loch Ness.
Pop into Cameron’s Tea Room for tasty homemade cakes and a cup of tea as you chat about the exciting tour you just had on the actual Loch Ness. You might even spot some Highland cows nearby…
If you’re still in the mood for some exploring post-tour, take the short walk up to the Falls of Foyers, a wondrous waterfall that winds all the way down 140ft to meet Loch Ness.
And, if one loch wasn’t enough for you, you’ll be glad to hear that there are over 30,000 to be discovered in the Highlands, including the neighbouring Loch Bran. (It’s one of the top spots in Scotland to see dragonflies and damselflies!)
For something less water-related, take a walk in Inverfarigaig Woods, just a six minute drive from Foyers Pier, for a moment of tranquility post-Beastie Boats adventure.
If you’re still looking for inspiration for your trip to the Scottish Highlands, visit the Visit Inverness Loch Ness website to find tips on things to do, where to stay and what to eat, not forgetting to book a memorable tour with ourselves at the Beastie Boats, of course!BOOK NOW