Join us for our
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 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 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 Fort William or Fort William 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.
Fort William to Inverness Itinerary:
Day 1: Join Nova Spero mid-afternoon at Corpach and settle in for the night.
Day 2: We navigate Neptune’s Staircase and enter the Canal system before sailing along Loch Oich.
Day 3: We pass through Laggan and Loch Lochy
Day 2: We set off from Fort Augustus along the mysterious depths of Loch Ness to Inverness.
Day 5: We exit the canal system and sail out under the Kessock Bridge to explore the waters of the Moray Coast before returning to Inverness for the night.
Day 6: After breakfast, disembark at your leisure.
The Inverness to Fort William Caledonian Canal Cruise is as above but in reverse order, starting at Inverness Seaport Marina and ending in Corpach.
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 5.30pm and 6.30pm. The other meals of the day require more flexibility as the boat may be moving depending on our schedule for the day.
An honesty 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.
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.
There will be the opportunity to explore the tow path and forestry areas around the Caledonian Canal by bike. Bike hire is available from Fort William.