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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
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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 453 reviews

    Review summary

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    A great cruise which was just the right length. The commentary was amusing and informing. The food was delicious in the cafe but an assistant was not helpful by sending us to the more cakes section when we wanted a breakfast roll. She knew it stopped at a certain time so obviously couldn’t be bothered to serve us.

    July 28, 2022

    On board you have a small bar where you can get something to drink and sweets. During the trip, information is given about what you see, for example information about the castle. You are greeted warmly. In front of the boat you have a restaurant and a souvenir shop. If you are disabled you can also come on the boat.

    July 24, 2022

    Enjoyed this cruise on Loch Ness, even if weather was not the best that day. There are interesting places you can only see from the water and wouldn't know they were there otherwise. Got some lovely photographs of Urquhart castle and the mountains from the loch. Lovely restaurant and gift shop at the meeting point and plenty of parking. A great day out and a picturesque canal walk at this site too with lots of moored boats. Thoroughly recommend.

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    July 2, 2022

    Product ID: 45765