Welcome to Caley Cruisers!
We operate a large fleet of modern motor cruisers, all fully equipped and available for weekly or short-break self charter cruises on Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal. With 28 vessels and a range of 10 different styles to choose from, whichever boat you choose, you can be assured it will be the perfect vantage point to explore 60 miles of Europe’s most beautiful inland waterway.
Based in Inverness, in the north-east of Scotland, this is both the pick up and return point for all cruises with us. Conveniently located just a few minutes drive from the city centre, we are just 2 miles from Inverness Train Station and 10 miles from Inverness Airport.
Our beautiful new Kintail was featured on Channel 4's "Great Canal Journeys" with Timothy West & Prunella Scales. Kintail, and every other vessel on our fleet, was fitted out by our own team and is specifically designed for our unique cruising area. The spectacular scenery, combined with a beautiful cruiser and our first class service will ensure your holiday with Caley Cruisers is one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences you will ever have. We are sure you will find the ideal boat to suit your party whether your looking for something to suit a couple, family or large group.
Established in 1970, we are a family business and during our many years of operation we have introduced thousands of couples and families to the splendours of the Great Glen. No previous boating experience or licence are necessary (approximately one third of our customers are completely new to boating) and we provide a comprehensive handover with 24 hour support service during your stay. You will find a lot of detailed information about our boats, cruising area and our service contained within this website and we hope it provides the answer to any questions you may have, however please please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any specific queries and we would be delighted to assist.
We have been exceptionally busy the past two years, therefore we do recommend you book as soon as you can, as 2019 is booking up fast - especially for vessels like Kintail and Torridon. You can also book now for 2020.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Audrey, Karin & Bethany
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 (all year)
Saturday 09:00 - 15:00 (April - October)
Scottish Canals has today provided an update regarding the completion date for the winter maintenance on the Caledonian Canal, affecting Fort Augustus lock flight and Kytra Lock.
Scottish Canals now expect Kytra and Fort Augustus locks to re-open to boat traffic at 8.30am on Wednesday 17th April 2019. This means that up until Tuesday 16th April Fort Augustus will be the cruising limit. This will normally not affect the weekend short break options. Please contact us for more details or if you have any questions regarding this, by calling 01463 236 328 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org