Caley Cruisers was established in 1970 by Jim & Elizabeth Hogan and has been managed by the family since then. Jim & Elizabeth are now both retired from the business but still have an active interest in it. The hire fleet is now managed by their youngest daughter Audrey, aided by a great team, many of whom have a long history of working with the company. We were the first company to start chartering hire vessels on the Caledonian Canal, you can read about the early days of the company here.
All of the boats that have been introduced to the hire fleet since 1997 have been fitted out by our team at the boatyard. They are purpose designed for our unique operating area and have important safety features like all round safety rails and engines with increased horsepower. The weather conditions can get quite challenging on Loch Ness and Loch Lochy so it's important you have the right boat to keep you and your family safe during your holiday. Our most recent additions to the fleet are the Torridon and Kintail range of vessels.
For many years we have been introducing families to the splendours of the Great Glen, exploring Loch Ness, keeping a hopeful eye out for "Nessie" and enjoying what is probably the world's most beautiful inland waterway. 2020 will be our 50th Anniversary and we look forward to celebrating it with you!