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The Beastie Boats – as close as you’ll get

Departing from two fantastic locations, we will uncover the mystery, visit stunning scenery and dive into history. We will get you up close and personal with it all.

The coolest boats on Loch Ness

Departing from 2 fantastic locations.

We cover more of Loch Ness than any other boat tour.

Climb aboard one of our 12-seater RIB Boats from one of two great departure points on Loch Ness and launch yourself onto the water for an 60 to 80 minute Loch Ness speed boat tour. Or why not book a private experience for the ultimate Loch Ness adventure, you can Charter our Princess motor Yacht or our RIB boats or all of them.

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.

All of our cruises visit the Spectacular the ruins of Urquhart Castle, remote shorelines and of course Nessies Lair.

If that doesn’t float your boat, have a look at our private experiences ? Charter our Boats just for you and your group.

The perfect setting, the perfect experience, the perfect memory to take away from Loch Ness!

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RIB Speed Boats – Foyers

Foyers Pier, IV2 6YB ‎ ‎ .
Adult: £45
Child: £35
Senior/Student: £35

RIB Speed Boats – Dochgarroch-Inverness

Dochgarroch Lock, IV3 8JG
Adult: £45
Child: £35
Senior/Student: £35

Motor Yacht – Departs from Foyers Pier

Foyers Pier, IV2 6YB
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Things to know before arriving

Have you booked the correct departure point? Have you planned your Journey correctly? Have you got the Correct Clothing?

Plan your route

It is essential that you make sure to use the instructions provided to arrive at your chosen location. We recommend leaving plenty of time to account for traffic. Passengers need to turn up at least 15 minutes before departure.
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What to wear

We recommend wrapping up warm for your unique Loch Ness experience – even the warmest days in the Highlands can have a chill, especially in the middle of the loch! You will also be provided with a life jacket upon arrival.
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Will there be food?

At our Inverness departure point you have the An Talla Cafe serving hot food and drinks. From our Foyers departure point you have Camerons cafe serving hot food and drinks.
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How long will it take?

Speedboat tours of Loch Ness last between 60 and 80 minutes. Our yacht, the Glenliath, tours can take two, four or six hours, depending on the adventure you choose. 
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When to arrive

It is essential that you Check in with our team at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure you’re properly kitted out and ready to go, and to avoid impacting any other planned tours. If you cant make it or you are going to be late you just call to let us know.
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Will I see Nessie?

You’ll just have to join one of our tours to find out…
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Will i get wet

If it is raining you will get wet, apart from this very little water comes in the boat.


Don’t just take our word for it. See what others have to say.


Woke up to my wife telling me we are going on a speedboat. Was absolutely terrified as hate any large volumes of water at the best of times. However, this was one of the BEST experiences of my entire 25 years. The crew made sure every single person was absolutely certain everyone wanted to go ahead as the wind was strong and the loch choppy. The customers safety to the crew is beyond important. Which is so so reassuring. Alfie was absolutely amazing and a good laugh. Thank you guys so much for an amazing time! Unforgettable experience!

Stewie S

Brilliant! Loved it!

Really enjoyed our trip on Loch Ness in the ‘Beastie’ RIB speedboat. Malcolm, our Captain, was brilliant, so friendly & full of Loch Ness facts that we never knew. (Also very helpful getting me in & out of the boat as I’m mobility impaired, & helped squeeze me into the warm all-in-one suit, they provide, ha ha!) Thoroughly recommend this fast, informative experience. Thank you so much Malcolm, definitely a thumbs up from us!


Unforgettable experience

Incredible experience! It is the only way to really experience Loch Ness. (Me and my friend have done other bigger boats before but none of those experiences came even close.) Our driver Malcolm was a local and his knowledge and passion for this area was inspiring! Also he was completely in control – once you’re in the middle of the lake in a tiny boat you can really feel its power. If you want an experience of being close to these powerful dark waters this trip is a must!

Mateja Z


Do I need to book? Or can I just turn up?

We highly recommend booking your speedboat tour of Loch Ness with the Beastie Boats ahead of time, either online or by giving us a call on 07777 668136, to avoid disappointment.

Where does the tour start?

We operate from two great departure points on Loch Ness.

Foyers Pier is 19 miles from the city centre of Inverness on the south side of Loch Ness along the B852. We recommend using the what3words app with the words “marshes.commit.sketch” to find us.

Dochgarroch Lock is only 5 miles from inverness on the A82 southbound toward Fort William. We are located on the Caledonian Canal right beside Jacobite Cruises. We recommend using the what3words app with the words “picked.tooth.fluffed” to find us.

What time should I arrive?

Please check in with our team at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure you’re properly kitted out and ready to go, and to avoid impacting any other planned tours.