In our opinion, no trip to Scotland is complete unless you make your way to Loch Ness in search of Nessie, otherwise known as the Loch Ness Monster. Part of us felt like a complete idiot going up to the booth to buy tickets for the Loch Ness cruise in hopes of getting a glimpse of this folklore legend. I mean, come on, the boat is equipped with the best sonar technology available, making you believe that this shit is real. Well, we were suckered right in. Here is how you look for Nessie:

Departing from Fort Augustus at the southern end of Loch Ness, you’ll soon be treated to the breath-taking vista of Loch Ness in all its natural wonder. img_4960Loch Ness is an interesting body of water. There is more water in Loch Ness than all the other lakes in England, Scotland and Wales combined. It is 22.5 miles long and between 1-1.5 miles wide. Here is the crazy part, its depth is 754 feet. The Loch never freezes.

Although Nessie has been spotted as far back as 6th century A.D., it is the modern day sightings that have captured the public imagination.

Once you board the boat, the captain starts to navigate the loch with the sonar bleeping across the screen.

It’s a good thing you can sit back with a drink, because the suspense is high.

We were not the only ones who got suckered into looking for this creature. This area brings in millions of dollars each year for this very reason, to the tune of $37.5 million.

If you can’t make it to Scotland, don’t fret. There’s a Loch Ness live-cam that runs 24/7, although you’ll mostly just be staring at sheep.


Cruise Loch Ness is your best bet for your exploration.

The boat trips depart daily, every hour from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Prices: ADULT = £14 CHILD= £8