• Caledonian Canal Cruises

    Sail through the Great Glen along the world famous Caledonian Canal for an unforgettable experience of Scotland's mountains, lochs and glens.

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    Soak up the unique canal atmosphere, keep your eyes peeled for deer,otters and eagles and navigate your way through working locks and gates. Marvel at the fascinating historical landmarks, pretty lochs and inlets and spectacular mountains. Our interesting commentary will piece the jigsaw together for you, recounting the famous Jacobite battles and pointing out castles and monuments.

    From Banavie we depart from the top lock of Neptune's Staircase and offer the following cruises and routes:

    1hr one way sailing from Banavie to Gairlochy
    3 hr round trip from Banavie to Bunarkaig Bay, returning to Banavie

    Its possible to walk or cycle back on our shorter one way cruises, why not have a look at our Cycle & Sail packages, they are a great way to spend a day outdoors in the Highlands and our shorter routes are ideal for the whole family. If you would rather catch a bus back, it is possible to do so but advisable to plan your route and book your tickets in advance. You can find out more information about bus routes by calling Citylink on 0871 266 3333.

    Cruise highlights

    • Cruise in comfort with heated interior saloon and plenty of seating
    • Full commentary onboard
    • Onboard coffee shop serving, tea, coffee and snacks
    • Suitable for the whole family. Please ask for our "Little Pirates" activity sheet onboard
    • Look our for deer, otters and eagles!
    • Great views of Ben Nevis
    • Why not try our "Cycle&Sail" ticket, perfect for families
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    • Adult: £ 10/£20
    • Child: £ 5/£10
    • Family: £ 27/£54


    • 1hr one way or 3hr round trip

    Departure dates



    Frid, Sat and selected Thurs

    July & August

    Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat

  • Timetable

    Caledonian Canal 2016

    Caledonian Canal Schedule 2016
    Depart Banavie1330
    Arrive Gairlochy1430
    Sail through the lock at Gairlochy, out on to Loch Lochy returning via Gairlochy to Banavie
    Arrive Banavie1630
    Please note - it is possible to do a 1hr, one way sail from Banavie to Gairlochy or a 3 hr, round trip from Banavie out onto Loch Lochy returning via Gairlochy to Banavie. Only the 3 hr trip will include a lock.
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    Bookings must be made the day prior to departure. Tickets may be available onboard but please be aware that spaces are very limited.

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  • Departure Point

    Our cruises depart from Banavie near Fort William.  Look for Neptune’s Staircase and the popular Moorings Hotel and we are right at the top lock just a minutes walk from the hotel.  For Sat Nav the nearest post code would be PH33 7LY

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