With the Covid-19 situation continuing to affect all of our lives, like all other businesses we’re unsure what this year will bring. However, we’re currently cruising with the measures we’ve got below, and as restrictions continue to ease we’re hoping that we’ll be able to open our boat to more guests. Rest assured though, the Nessie Hunter is one of the most spacious vessels on Loch Ness due to taking at the most 12 passengers before Covid affected all our lives!

 

Boat Layout

Due to social distancing, we’re reducing the capacity of the Nessie Hunter. We’ll now be taking out a maximum of three 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. You may be sharing with another small group but social distancing will be adhered too.
  • 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.

The Bus

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 office, 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. After each cruise, the bus will  be disinfected before any new passengers are allowed to board.

FACE COVERINGS ARE MANDATORY ON THE BUS

The Boat

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.