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Sat, Jun 22



Loch Ness Cruise & Swim - limited availability.

Combine the iconic waters of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and the challenge of open water swimming.

Loch Ness Cruise & Swim - limited availability.
Loch Ness Cruise & Swim - limited availability.

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2024, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Dochgarroch, Dochgarroch, Inverness IV3 8GY, UK

About the event

Loch Ness Cruise & Swim on a Midsummer Evening!

Loch Ness by Jacobite have donated a private chartered sailing to Urquhart Castle in support of Àban! Embark on this unique experience with our Loch Ness Cruise & Swim on the evening of Saturday 22nd June 2024. This promises to be a fantastic experience that combines the iconic waters of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and the challenge of open water swimming.


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Event Highlights

Meeting Point at Dochgarroch: Park up and register before boarding the Jacobite Rebel along with your fellow swimmers. You'll have your wetsuit & swim kit packed up in a kit bag that you bring on board.

Outward Sailing approx. 5:30pm : Begin your scenic journey from Dochgarroch to Loch Ness, soaking in the views and the golden hour light with live commentary from expert guides.

Urquhart Bay Swim: You can get changed either on the boat, or under your dry robe. Disembark before a lovely gravel beach entry into the waters of Urquhart Bay for a one-hour swim. There will be a marked course allowing swimmers the flexibility to complete as many laps as they wish within the allotted time.

Timing Chips: Each swimmer will be equipped with SportIdent timing chips, assisting with our event management but timing your swim. This isn't a race, but it's fun to see how long you will take to complete your chosen distance.

Light Meal on Return Sailing: Following the swim, enjoy a well-deserved light meal from Grazey Days during the return sailing from Urquhart Bay to Dochgarroch. There will be entertainment and an on-board fundraiser in support of the RNLI Loch Ness lifeboat.

Ticket Cost

£120.00 per ticket This event is open to a limited number of participants, with only 150 tickets available.

What Sets This Event Apart?

All proceeds to charity: every penny raised from this event supports the community outdoor programmes run by Àban Outdoor (registered charity SC051413)

Exclusive access to Urquhart Castle grounds after hours: by special permission of Historic Environment Scotland, this is your unique chance to swim directly from the shores of Urquhart Castle. Please note that touring round the Castle & visitor centre itself is not permitted, and there wouldn't be time anyway!

Outward and Return Cruise: due to the generous support of Loch Ness by Jacobite, your ticket includes the return cruise aboard the Jacobite Rebel

Best chance of calm conditions: Loch Ness is exposed and large waves can develop over its 36km length. Urquhart Bay has been carefully selected as the most sheltered swim location on Loch Ness. A midsummer evening is the best bet for calm conditions on Loch Ness.

How to Book

Bookings are handled on the SiEntries platform.

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