The Queen's Cruise

Contemplation

Tour Contemplation

2 hr
A bus from Inverness city centre is available. Parking is available.

Cruise the Canal & Loch, with castle views as you follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria on this two-hour cruise. Boarding at Dochgarroch, you’ll experience a breathtaking journey that takes you along Thomas Telford’s famous Caledonian Canal and, of course, across the legendary waters of Loch Ness. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Great Glen, and panoramic views of Aldourie Castle, Bona Lighthouse and the spectacular Urquhart Castle. Cameras at the ready!

You’ll hear about the colourful history of the Loch, including the crash site of a World War II Wellington Bomber. And not forgetting some stories about the world’s shyest monster.

Only the 0930 , 1130 and 1430hrs have disabled access

Additional

  • City Sightseeing Stop
  • Dog friendly
  • Food and drink available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking Available
  • Some disabled access
  • Toilet on board

What's included

Canal

The Caledonian Canal is an impressive feat of early 19th-century engineering, linking Inverness in the east and Corpach near Fort William in the west.

Departure times

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    Departure point

    Dochgarroch Lock

    This is our newest departure point, 5 miles from Inverness city centre. Hop-On Inverness City Sightseeing bus and hop-off at stop number 8 or take your car, we have plenty of free parking available. Fancy a stroll? Approx. 3 miles walk along the scenic canal front.

    Dochgarroch Lock, IV3 8JG

    For information on disability access please click here

    Get directions

    MediaJacobite Inspiration

    On board the Jacobite Rebel
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    On board the Jacobite Rebel
    Jacobite Rebel view at Loch Ness
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    Jacobite Rebel view at Loch Ness
    Jacobite Rebel on Loch Ness
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    Jacobite Rebel on Loch Ness
    Jacobite Rebel boat
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    Jacobite Rebel boat

    A few things to know

    CAMERAS AT THE READY

    A zoom lens can help you get a closer look at mysteries in the water.

    LAYER UP

    It’s warm on board, but the deck can get a wee bit windy.

    SNACK RESPONSIBLY

    Don't feed the monster – Nessie's on a zero litter, gluten-free diet right now!

    ROCK SOME BOOTS

    They’ll help you keep a good grip in castles and on deck.

    PACK A MAC

    The Scottish weather can be unpredictable. Raincoats are a no-brainer.

    KEEP A TIGHT LEASH

    Nessie loves dogs. For dinner. So keep them back from doggy paddling.

    Any questions?

    Have a look at our FAQs section