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Dochgarroch: Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

Activity provider: Loch Ness by Jacobite

Dochgarroch: Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal 2-Hour Cruise

Activity provider: Loch Ness by Jacobite

From US$ 31.52 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
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 384 reviews

    Review summary

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    The cruise was nice. If you have to park, then it's best to get there a little earlier. The parking lot gets full. I was expecting maybe some more stories of Nessi, but overall the staff and facilitator did a nice job. We had good weather which made the experience pretty cool.

    June 28, 2022

    Easy to book and the journey was really enjoyable. Parking could be bigger - we had to wait a while for space. The cruise, the staff and the location was amazing. The guide provided some really interesting facts. Lovely day out for the family. Unfortunately we haven't spotted Nessi - maybe next time :).

    June 7, 2022

    It was really easy to book and the journey was really enjoyable. We got lucky that the weather was really nice, so we were able too sit at the top. The guide provided some really cool interesting facts as well. The cruise goes until Urquhart Castle and then turns back. I wouldn't have minded if it went the full canal lenght, but it was still a really good journey. Highly recommended.

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    June 2, 2022

    Product ID: 45765