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Dochgarroch: Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

1. Dochgarroch: Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

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 sail through parts of the Caledonian Canal, see 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.

From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & Inverness Tour in Spanish

2. From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & Inverness Tour in Spanish

The tour will depart from Edinburgh early in the morning. The first stop will be Bankfoot, where you can rest, take a hot drink and have the chance to see the famous Hairy Coos. We will continue with a visit to Culloden Battlefield, on of the most iconic places in Scottish History. On your journey to Inverness, you will see the mouth of the river Ness, the Moray Firth, the Cathedral of Saint Andrews, its castle, and the university. At this stop, you can purchase some lunch. After Inverness, you can take an optional cruise and head to Urquhart Castle, one of the gems of the Highlands with its superb views of Loch Ness. It is also the place from where more sightings of Nessie have been reported. If you opt out of the cruise and Urquhart Castle, enjoy some time resting close to Loch Ness, where you can take a walk on its riverside. Before the return journey back to Edinburgh, you will visit Dunkeld, a small village next to Tay River.

Dochgarroch: Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal Cruise 2.5 Hour

3. Dochgarroch: Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal Cruise 2.5 Hour

Cruise the Canal & Loch, with castle views as you follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria on this 2.5hr cruise. Boarding at Dochgarroch, you’ll experience a breathtaking journey that takes you along Thomas Telford’s famous Caledonian Canal and, of course, across the legendary waters of Loch Ness. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Great Glen, and panoramic views of Aldourie Castle, Bona Lighthouse and the spectacular Urquhart Castle. Cameras at the ready! You’ll hear about the colourful history of the Loch, and some stories about the world’s shyest monster, from our friendly tour guide on board. Boats also have free WiFi for your convenience, as well as selection of snacks and drinks which can be purchased at the bar. With a little help from our onboard sonar don't forget to look out for Nessie!

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From start to finish this cruise up Loch Ness and back was amazing, stunning scenery, fantastic commentary from the guide, lovely hot drinks (with or without a nip of scotch) … So glad we did the cruise… definitely one to do … highly recommended it

Went in the 2 hour tour round Loch Ness was really good thoroughly enjoyed it would definitely recommend

Great Loch Ness cruise. Some interesting facts and good stories were told. Well worth the money.

Excellent and thoroughly enjoyable, best way to see Loch Ness

Amazing experience with a very good and informative guide