Click on the red dots, or lochs, on the map for a link to the area information page or Click Here for a full size, interactive version of the map.
To view Caley Cruisers own Navigation Chart, which shows all the mooring places for hire crafts and the approximate times it takes to sail between each Loch and section of canal, click on the following link: Caley Cruisers Navigational Chart - 2.5 MB
If you intend to cruise the full return trip from Inverness to Banavie and back, you will need a 7 night cruise to achieve this.
For a 3 night cruise, the normal limit of cruising would be Fort Augustus prior to heading back to Inverness.
In a 4 night cruise you would usually be able to reach Loch Oich.
We are also pleased to offer 10, 11 & 14 night holiday options. Click here to find out more about where you can go and what you can see in a typical cruise.
The Caledonian Canal was engineered by the famous Scotsman, Thomas Telford, and completed in 1822 after 19 years of work. It was built at the time of the 'Highland Clearances' to create employment.
You can find further details of the attractions and activities, including places to eat, at each of the mooring places in the subcategories of this page, click on the red dots on the map or lochs.
In the December 2015 issue of the online magazine Motorboat Owner was a 12-page editorial article (PDF file) published about a weekly cruise on the canal on our Balmoral class.
This is the perfect place for a peaceful holiday, well away from the pressures of modern living. There are activities to do along the way, beautiful walks, as well as castles and distilleries to visit. You have a choice of dozens of picturesque spots to moor for the night, to go ashore for a drink and meet with friendly locals or eat aboard to the soothing sounds of lapping water.
You can view the clips of the cruising route with the following links:
BBC's Coast programme featuring the Caledonian Canal
Great Glen Ways