Family selling up

Cruise Loch Ness on market for first time

Cruises have been operated by the same family business since 1968

Nessie fans are being offered the rare opportunity of acquiring the business that operates cruises on the famous loch .

The family which has owned Cruise Loch Ness in Fort Augustus since it was launched in 1968 has put the business up for sale, together with their five-to-six bedroom home near the village.

Cruises began with an ex-RNLI lifeboat carrying only 12 passengers and now provides a fleet of four high specification vessels including the flagship vessel The Spirit of Loch Ness, which can accommodate up to 210 passengers. The Legend of Loch Ness has a with a maximum capacity of 108 passengers.

Two rigid inflatable boats provide, carrying a maximum of 12 passengers each, provide an alternative experience. The business has won multiple awards over the years.

Cruise Loch Ness is located to the south of the 23-mile long loch where it connects with the Caledonian Canal.

Richard Prestwich, director in the leisure and trade related team at Savills, said: “This is an extremely rare opportunity and the first time this business has been taken to the market.

“The highly reputable, award-winning visitor attraction is in a world-renowned location and has strong credentials with a proven track record. It is recognised as one of the leading tourist attractions in Scotland and we expect significant interest.”

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