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Dochgarroch: Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

Dochgarroch: Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

From US$ 34.43 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
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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!
  • Access to Loch Ness
  • Access to Caledonian Canal
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Sightseeing cruise
    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

    Dochgarroch Lock is 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 328 reviews

    Review summary

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    The cruise was done by Jacobite Cruises, there was an indication as meeting point the post office but we arrived 10min before the time and no one was there. So, I would advise to park the car and go straight to the canal where the boat is. Covid security measures were very good with several warnings how and when you can go around the ship. There is also a bit of history around the places that we’re passing by, sometimes too quick since they were indicating the place but only after a few minutes we could see it. In the end is an enjoyable experience.

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    September 12, 2021

    Pre booked no worries everything arranged. Very good parking facility. Not long to wait, safe & secure instructions given before boarding.Continuous commentary throughout the cruise experience, know exactly where you are along the Caledonian Canal or Loch Ness.Lots of photo opportunities. Food/drink available on board. Time to relax & chill.

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    August 29, 2021

    It was very well organised, parking was very easy, the boat was smart, clean and tidy; the crew were very attentive, smart and approachable and professional in the way they handled travellers not following COVID protection rules. The one drawback we found was, having travelled for 2 hours to get to the start point, there were no toilet facilities open at that time ( 9 am. The visitor’s centre does not open until 10am.)

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    August 26, 2021

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