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Loch ness crossing

Hello there,

I'll be hiking around the loch but unfortunately not long enough to walk all the way around.
Is there any way to cross from Foyers to Invermoriston or Drumnadrochit ? Are there any ferries or transport to cross the loch ?

Have a nice weekend!


  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    With a heavy heart, none that I know of :( And this one hurts as someone who is a proponent for efficient public transport, there are no buses connecting the 30 min drive from Foyers to Fort Augustus direct either which means there are public transport options 3/4th of the way around Loch Ness but none exist for precisely the route you seek (the last 1/4th, which is crazy IMO, a Foyers - Drumnadrochit boat link makes so much sense to complete the loop).

    The only "workaround" I can think of (having done something similar during a CalMac strike of 2015) is to hire a private boat company to give you a fun ride along the loch for an hour picking you up from Foyers and dropping you on the other side (which has serviceable public transport connections across the board). Unfortunately, it costs a fair amount but I would consider the cost if I had 4 people on the same boat as I was (pun intended). A "Cruise Loch Ness Rib ride" would be a ton of fun and it is actually is reasonably priced for the service it provides but you could "game it" to meet your loch crossing needs.

    I am happy to be corrected on what I think is factual information above. The public transport route is sadly Foyers - Inverness - Drumnadrochit and it takes 1.5 hours best case based on timetables and connections.
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