Loch Ness and The Great Glen Way by boat

Loch Ness and The Great Glen Way by boat

From £1499
9 days Easy adventures holiday and sightseeing

Cast off and enjoy the rhythm of the water.

What could be more pleasant and restful than waking up in the morning, climbing on to the deck of your boat and sipping a cup of tea or coffee while listening to the lapping of the water against the hull? This original trip allows you to explore the majestic 100 km Caledonian Canal while traversing the spectacular Great Glen, a geological fault line between Fort William and Inverness, all aboard a boat! Ben Nevis, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle – there are so many emblematic sites of Scotland along the canal! You will sail between short stretches of man-made canal linking the picturesque Scottish lochs – a sublime place for a relaxing holiday in an exceptional setting in the Highlands! Cast off and enjoy the rhythm of the water...

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A real scottish adventure

Explore Scotland by boat alongside the water along the Great Glen Way!

Stay comfy

Stay in a modern, comfortable and fully equipped boat!

No boat licence needed

Sail without any license thanks to full training on the first day!

Highlights of Scotland

Explore emblematic sites: Ben Nevis, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle

Trip Itinerary

Check out or itinerary, don't forget we can customize this trip ! We can’t wait to show you around!

Day 1 - Flight to Scotland
Departure by plane to Inverness. Arrival at the airport and travel to the centre of Inverness for the beginning of your adventure. Depending on your arrival time, after settling into your Bed & Breakfast, we suggest that you stretch your legs with a walk along the River Ness and the Caledonian Canal. You can also take the opportunity to visit the Culloden Museum or the Glen Ord Distillery. You will be immediately immersed in Scottish history, and this is just the beginning!
Day 2 - Inverness - Drumnadrochit
Today marks the beginning of your cruise on the Caledonian Canal! The day begins with the introduction to your cosy cocoon: your boat. Then, you head for Drumnadrochit on the canal where you can settle down for the night. A training session on the boat is scheduled to familiarise you with your little house on the water. Your boat will no longer hold any secrets for you! We recommend a visit to Urquhart Castle with its view of Loch Ness.
Day 3 - Drumnadrochit - Loch Oich
Today, cast off, your boat will take you to Loch Oich. Not far from Drumnadrochit, we recommend a two-hour hike from Foyers. This spectacular walk takes you into a gorge where the final highlight will be a beautiful waterfall. During the day you will pass Fort Augustus, Kytra Lock and Cullochy Lock. At the end of the day you will have the opportunity to visit the ruins of Invergarry Castle.
Day 4 - Loch Oich - Banavie
Today, you’ll be living at the rhythm of the water as you navigate to the final destination of the canal, Banavie, just before Fort William. This hike allows you to discover the banks of the Caledonian Canal built by Thomas Telford. The trail takes you to the seaside at Loch Linnhe and to the famous “Neptune’s Staircase”. This is a great place to relax! There are many cycle paths. You can rent a bike and explore the surrounding trails.
Day 5 - Fort William - Gairlochy
Today takes you into a completely different atmosphere, as you leave the boat for the mountains! Several options are available according to your mood. The day’s hiking program is one of the classic “mainland” programs for Scottish hikers. You can set off on a day hike to conquer Ben Nevis or go on a walk that takes you to the foot of the highest cliffs in the country, the north face of Ben Nevis! Otherwise, closer to Fort William, you also have the possibility of other short hikes and wonderful excursions.
Day 6 - Gairlochy - Fort Augustus
Today is going to be a busy day! You will sail from Gairlochy to Fort Augustus where you will stop for the night. Fort Augustus is a very pretty village located at the southernmost tip of Loch Ness, on the Great Glen Way. It is a popular tourist destination with spectacular views of Loch Ness.
Day 7 - Fort Augustus - Drumnadrochit
Today you will be leaving for half a day of sailing and then hiking from Drumnadrochit. This hike takes you to the top of Craig Mony where you will enjoy stunning views of Loch Ness and Drumnadrochit. Then you’ll pass by the incredible Divach Falls.
Day 8 - Drumnadrochit - Return of the boat
Return to the pontoon of the boat rental agency to be ready to return the boat the next day at 8:30 am. In the afternoon, take the opportunity to stroll around Inverness or to do one of the visits suggested on your arrival day that you didn’t have time to do.
Day 9 - Return flight and end of your adventure
This is the end of your Scottish adventure. Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

N.B. : The program is given for information only. The stages can be modified on site for meteorological, security, organizational, flight schedule or any unexpected event reasons. In these difficult times, the local guide will do their utmost to mitigate the effects of these events beyond our control.

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“Such an original holiday! The boat was stunning, so was the scenery. The 4 of us loved this adventure. So nice to navigate at your own pace and stop for a little walk when we wanted to. We looked for the monster but didn't find it this time :-)”
Bill (USA)
May 2018
“We had such a great time. Everything went over smoothly and our guide was very knowledgeable. I would recommend them to anyone. They really exceeded my expectations. I know I'll be back for sure! Thanks Tom”
Jared Miro

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