With the Covid-19 situation, our cruises will be a bit different to the usual! We’ve spent the last couple of months risk assessing and listening to the Scottish Governments advice, and following their announcement to restart tourism, we feel comfortable to start taking bookings with the hope of resuming cruises from the 1st of August.
We’ve implemented new policies to keep both passengers and crew safe and its very important that you’re familiar with them.
Due to social distancing, we’re reducing the capacity of the Nessie Hunter. We’ll now be taking out a maximum of two separate groups, so when booking your cruise you’ll see you have the option of sitting downstairs or upstairs.
- Upstairs Fly bridge – Outdoor seating area with uninterrupted, 360 ° views of Loch Ness. We recommended you bring a waterproof jacket as Scotland isn’t always sunny! The perfect spot for a relaxed cruise and getting many pictures.
- Downstairs Cabin and Aft Deck – Both indoor and outdoor seating areas, perfect if you don’t trust the Highland weather too much! With Colour Sonar, Radar and much more, this is the choice if you want to learn the most about our beautiful Loch. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask the skipper any questions you may have during the cruise.
Our minibus will also be running at a reduced capacity, with designated seating for each group. When you pick your tickets up from our booking offiice, you’ll be asked to board the minibus from either the side or rear of the bus. Its very important you stick to the same area of the bus on the return journey. We have installed a sneeze screen onto the bus to protect the driver and the bus will be divided in two to maintain 2 metres distance between the groups. After each cruise, the bus will be disinfected before any new passengers are allowed to board.
FACE COVERINGS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Once at the harbour, passengers will asked to use our hand washing station. The bus driver will assist getting one group onto the Nessie Hunter at a time. Once the first group is on the boat and sat in their area, the skipper will disinfect all surfaces before the second group boards. Then, we’ll head out on to the loch and for the next 50 minutes, you can relax and get your feet up!
When we return to the harbour, please listen to the skippers instructions and he’ll inform you of the order to depart the boat. Between each group leaving, all railings will be disinfected and between each cruise, a good clean will happen in both seating areas.