Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

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Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

From US$ 31.81 per person

This 2-hour Loch Ness cruise departs from Dochgarroch Lock on the Caledonian Canal, sails down the loch to Urquhart Castle, and returns to Dochgarroch Lock. You’ll take in views of the Great Glen and Aldourie Castle.

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Duration: 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Sail from the Caledonian Canal to Urquhart Castle
  • Spot hidden happenings on the Jacobite sonar
  • Take in stunning views of the Great Glen and Aldourie Castle
Full description
Spend 2 hours on a round-trip sail to Urquhart Castle from Dochgarroch Lock. Your cruise sails from Dochgarroch Loch on the Caledonian Canal and heads to the heart of the mystery, where you’ll learn the fascinating story of Loch Ness. Enjoy the views and the selection of hot and cold Scottish snacks on board. There’s also a bar if you fancy a wee dram, and for those of you who like to stay connected, there is free WiFi onboard!
  • 2-hour sailing trip from Dochgarroch lock on the Caledonian Canal to Urquhart Castle
    COVID-19 Special information

    You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

    • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
    • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
    • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
    • Masks are required, please bring your own
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is at Dochgarroch Lock, 4.5 miles from the Inverness city center.

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    • This cruise is not suitable for wheelchair users or for people with restricted mobility.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 120 reviews

    Review summary

    • Service
      4.6 / 5
    • Organization
      4.7 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.4 / 5
    • Safety
      4.8 / 5
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    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip out into Loch Ness yesterday. Lovely to gently cruise along the canal then hit the waves as we entered the loch. Stunning views and an enjoyably witty commentary. The boat it’s self was clean & spacious with social distancing very easy to observe. Hand sanitiser was readily available too. All in all, highly recommended to everyone of all ages.

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    5 September 2020

    Being on the scene 10min before, a souvenir shop is located on the boarding place as well as clean toilets. On the boat there are drinks and snacks for qq £. A view of the outside from the deck and the top of the boat, otherwise seats also inside, heated space. The sonar is located downstairs in the bar room.

    15 October 2019

    we have been on this cruise before but this time was the best . we had booked the cruise up as we had took my dad on holiday to Scotland has he had never been before he is 82 . The guide knew everything about loch ness and the area but what made it is that he sang two Scottish songs . when we departed i thanked the guide for making the cruise so entertaining as well as interesting Happy memories.

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    25 April 2019

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