Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

From $36.54 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
Starting times 9:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM
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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

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

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers 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 148 reviews

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    Experience was very good, enjoyed the commentary and history of Loch Ness which was portrayed very well. Only slight downside we experienced was the stiff wind blowing into us on the outward journey which in Scotland in October should have been expected but the weather when we first set sail was sunny and quite warm so don't be complacent with clothing if the weather seems lovely in offset

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    October 15, 2020

    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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    September 5, 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.

    October 15, 2019

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