Water activity

Dochgarroch: Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

Activity provider: Loch Ness by Jacobite
Water activity

Dochgarroch: Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

Activity provider: Loch Ness by Jacobite

From US$ 31.79 per person

Depart from Dochgarroch Lock, sit back, relax, and sail through the Caledonian Canal. Cruise into Loch Ness as far as Urquhart Castle and back.

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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

Join this cruise for 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. You will pass by The Great Glen, Aldourie Castle, and more while enjoying the selection of hot and cold Scottish snacks on board. There is also a bar if you fancy a wee dram, and for those of you who like to stay connected, there is free Wi-fi onboard.

  • Sailing trip from Dochgarroch lock
  • Sailing on the man-made part of the Caledonian Canal
  • Sailing into Loch Ness
  • Views of Urquhart Castle
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)

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Meeting point

Meet at Dochgarroch Lock, 5 miles from the outskirts of Inverness on the A82. Follow signs to Loch Ness by Jacobite and from the car park follow signs ‘To the Canal’. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to boarding as the boat will not wait.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This cruise is accessible for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility
  • Dogs are welcome on board the cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 637 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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The whole experience was wonderful. The ship is very comfortable, with tables for guests and nice large clean windows for viewing. The bar was a nice touch, and prices reasonable. The guide is excellent; knowledgeable, clear, and funny. The docking area is well laid out and the restaurant there is very nice.

March 25, 2023

This Cruise was absolutely fantastic! So much fun, we got a lovely day for it. Staff are friendly, well presented and knowledgeable. The entire cruise was informative and fun, the bar is relatively cheap, and at £26 each for 2 hours, its a good deal.

March 25, 2023

Friendly crew and a pleasant trip. Enjoyed the info that was shared. The tour guide was very engaging and interested in everyone. Facilities also very good: clean and inviting surroundings, staff also very courteous and welcoming. Well worth a visit.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 45765