Scotland Boat Holidays

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Scotland Boat Holidays



Luxury boats for hire on the canals and lochs of the Great Glen near Inverness. Experience an adventure this year with a boat holiday in Scotland on the waterways that connect the Highland capital of Inverness to the town of Fort William, in the west coast of Scotland and the location of Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Or explore in a narrowboat the canals around Falkirk, Edinburgh and Glasgow while visiting the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies.

Boats available from Caley Cruisers based at Inverness, Scotland.

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Boat holidays in Scotland on the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness

Boat holidays in Scotland on the Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness and other lochs in the Highlands of Scotland.

Scotland boat holidays on the Lochs and Canals in the Highlands of Scotland

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A boat holiday provides you with an experience you will long remember and talk about, an adventurous holiday where you can navigate your way through the Caledonian Canal which is 60 miles long, 22 miles being man made, the rest is through natural lochs including Loch Ness, Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, and Loch Dochfour. The boat trip is surrounded by the natural beauty of Scotlands Great Glen with magnificent mountain scenery throughout the journey.

We all love a mystery and people have sworn that they have seen Nessie on Loch Ness and while you may be a sceptic and not believe in such stories then take the challenge and spend a week or two on Loch Ness on your own luxury boat and tell us what you think after your adventure. Loch Ness is one of the deepest lochs in Europe - and remember we all know that dinosaurs used to roam the earth and that science keeps finding new species all the time, so why not Nessie?

You can take mountain bikes with you to let you explore the places you stop off, or simply walk and see the villages and countryside along the Great Glen. Visit the famous Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness, Eat out at Drumnadrochit and look around the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre. Cruise down Loch Ness from Inverness to Fort Augustus and visit the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre, the Clansman Centre and shop, children will also enjoy the Rare Breeds Croft.

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Boat Holidays - One week or two?

You can certainly have a fantastic holiday afloat over a week boat holiday and you will be able to see most of the Caledonian Canal and the Scottish Lochs along the Great Glen between Inverness and Fort William.

A weeks holiday will not give you time to explore the west coast areas around Fort William, including Ben Nevis or slightly further afield with a train journey to Mallaig (during summer months). At the other side of Scotland, Inverness has many shops to see and is a vibrant city where there is plenty to see and do, including a wide range of restaurants.

So if you fancy taking a bit more time to explore the area then you will find two weeks afloat on your luxury cruiser will suit you better.

Loch Fishing

Fishing on the lochs can be for large pike and for brown trout. You do need a fishing permit however it can be arranged with your boat holiday and costs very little for a week fishing for the whole boat, so all the family can have fun fishing for that monster fish on Loch Ness or the other lochs in the Great Glen. Fishing for salmon is also available.

Along the Great Glen waterway are several places to moor overnight with your boat and you can then take advantage of eating in (from the fish you have caught) or eating out in the pups and hotels in the villages along the route.

Check out the available routes and lochs on our Google Map of Loch Ness and the Great Glen.

Loch Ness Map

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Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Scotland.

Urquhart Castle is one of Historic Environment Scotland's castles that are open to the public. 

Pets and Children afloat

Most boat holidays can be with your pet and many boats are suitable for up to two pets. Children also love boating holidays and it will often give them a holiday they will remember for ever. As with all adventure holidays you do need to be sensible when it comes to pets and children on a boat. You can buy life jackets for pets and we suggest this is a good idea even if your dog can swim as lochs in Scotland can get choppy when the wind blows. The same is true of children and you can use life jacks that are unobtrusive and will not affect kids enjoyment of being on a boat. Planning your boating holiday's safety and having a safety plan and rules will ensure that everyone stays safe and sound without spoiling your holiday.