Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

From $36.18 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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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
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 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • 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 accessible for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility.
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.6 /5

      based on 231 reviews

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      The trip was excellently organised to the covid safety requirements. On a beautiful sunny day, customers were able to spread out around all decks and it would have been difficult not to enjoy the voyage. Having said that the staff were friendly and efficient running a bar and providing just the right amount of information. We were taken close to Castle Urquhart and the boat was turned so everyone was able to have a good view. It was an excellent trip and one we are happy to recommend.

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      June 29, 2021

      A great way to relax and see Loch Ness and learn some of its amazing facts and history ...the staff Ard very friendly and welcoming....Make sure you bring a camera to capture some scenery and maybe even a glimpse of Nessie....also can get quite breezy so bring a jacket .. thoroughly enjoyed the trip

      June 16, 2021

      Lovely tour of part of Loch ness and informative commentary by staff. Socially Distanced and staff briefed everyone. We had a day where the sun shone so we're able to make use of the upper deck. Nice to get the sun on our faces. Would reccomend sun cream if your fortunate to have sunny day! The friends that joined us had been on a similar cruise before but they rated this one better.

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      June 12, 2021

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