Scotland on the Caledonian Canal

Cruising along the Great Glen between Muirtown (Inverness) and Banavie (Fort William), the Scottish Highlander navigates lochs, rivers and the scenic and absorbing Caledonian Canal. Ancient castles, heather-clad hillsides, the mythical Loch Ness and dramatic highlands add to the special magic.

Between Muirtown and Banavie (or reverse)

Sightseeing can include:

  • Glencoe, scene of treachery between the Campbell and MacDonald clans
  • Tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery
  • Cruise Lochs Dochfour, Ness, Oich and Lochy
  • Eilean Donan and Urquhart castles
  • Culloden Moor, scene of the last battle on British soil in 1746
  • Cawdor Castle and gardens, home of Shakespeare’s Macbeth
  • Spectacular scenery, wildlife and folklore
  • Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial site
  • Excellent walking opportunities


Cruising the Caledonian Canal in Scotland

Please see the individual barge's itineraries for the diverse routes and excursions they include.

For more information, call 1-800-880-0071 or

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   Video of cruising on the Caledonian Canal
                             in Scotland

Loch Ness and the highlands aboard barge Scottish Highlander

Cawdor Castle, setting of Shakespeare's play, Macbeth

Glen Ord whiskey distillery, Scotland