Caledonian Canal Cruise


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Caledonian Canal Cruise

A cruise along the Caledonian Canal is a most enjoyable trip which takes advantage of Scotland’s calm inland waters whilst exploring some of her finest scenery.   We also have cruise options which explore the West Coast Sea Lochs of Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull and the waters around the southern tip of the Isle of Skye.

There are two main options for this cruise, Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh  or Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness.  Please note the embarking and disembarking locations will not be the same.


A 5 night cruise incorporating a leisurely transit of the Caledonian Canal.   There are two start and end point options for this cruise:  Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh or Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness.  En route we will visit a variety of  scenic landmarks and iconic attractions.

The nature of our cruises is to provide a “theme” and to make the most of the options available to us based on weather, tides, access and things like local events & festivals.

Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness Itinerary:

Day 1:  Join Nova Spero mid-afternoon at Kyle of Lochalsh and settle in for the night.

Day 2:  We sail under the Skye bridge and return South around the southern tip of Skye heading for Tobermory on Mull.

Day 3: We head across through the Sound of Mull to Oban and then inland through Loch Linnhe to Fort William where we will moor for the night in the shadow of Ben Nevis.

Day 4: We navigate Neptune’s Staircase and enter the Canal system before sailing to Fort Augustus.

Day 5:  We set off from Fort Augustus along the mysterious depths of Loch Ness to Inverness.

Day 6:  After breakfast, disembark at your leisure.

The Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh Caledonian Canal Cruise is as above but in reverse order, starting at Inverness Seaport Marina and ending in Kyle of Lochalsh.

We have two additional cruises in 2022 on of which is a shorter 4 night cruise and another longer 7 night cruise which takes in the Canal route but then also explores the Isles of Mull & Rhum.

Food & Drink

We include breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of your cruise.  Our cook will use the finest locally sourced produce, fresh from suppliers to deliver mouthwatering dishes.

Dinner will be the main meal of the day and will be served between 6pm and 7pm in sheltered anchorage or in harbour.  If we are still on the move we can dine if the water is calm or wait until we reach sheltered waters.  The other meals of the day require more flexibility as the boat may be moving depending on our schedule for the day.

A bar with wines, beers and spirits will be available.


Scotland’s waters and coasts are a playground for a wide variety of wildlife from minke whales & porpoises to puffins and sea eagles.   Binoculars and cameras are recommended.

Visitor Attractions

At the start of each cruise the captain will meet with the all of the guests to discuss the planned route for your cruise which will take into account tides and weather.  We will endeavour to visit some of Scotland’s finest distilleries, castles and attractions from suitable nearby mooring.

Walking & Mountaineering

There will be plenty of opportunity to explore Scotland’s hills and mountains so bring along your walking/hiking equipment.

Cruise Dates

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Departure Date Nights Cruise Itinerary Start Point End Point Price per person Book Now
03-07-2022 4 Caledonian Canal Cruise Inverness Fort William £995
10-09-2022 5 Caledonian Canal Cruise Kyle of Lochalsh Inverness £1,295 NO AVAILABILITY
17-09-2022 5 Caledonian Canal Cruise Inverness Kyle of Lochalsh £1,295 NO AVAILABILITY
03-10-2022 5 Caledonian Canal Cruise Inverness Kyle of Lochalsh £1,295 NO AVAILABILITY
10-10-2022 5 Caledonian Canal Cruise Kyle of Lochalsh Inverness £1,295 NO AVAILABILITY
17-10-2022 7 Caledonian Canal Cruise including Isles of Mull & Rhum Inverness Fort William £1,895 BOOK NOW


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