Scottish Highlander

8 passenger Deluxe

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The 8 passenger Scottish Highlander has the atmosphere of a Scottish Country House with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings. At 117 feet she is spacious and has every comfort needed for year round cruising. 

On board you will find four en-suite cabins each with a choice of twin or double beds. One of the cabins is a larger suite which has been designed for those who want extra space during their cruise. Cuisine is traditional Scottish fare – salmon, game and seafood, prepared by your own Master Chef, and the hotel barge’s experienced crew of four will take care of your every need.

A cruise aboard Scottish Highlander along the Great Glen as you admire some of Scotland’s finest scenery will be unforgettable.  

Highlights include: a visit to Glencoe, Cruising Lochs Dochfour, Ness, Oich and Lochy, and touring Eilean Donan and Urquhart castles.

    General Information

    • Length: 117 feet 
    • 8 passengers
    • 4 Crew 
    • 1 twin/double Suite
    • 3 twin/double staterooms 
    • Centrally Heated
    • Sun Deck 
    • 8 touring bikes 
    • Sonic Fish-finder
    • 1 air-conditioned Mini-bus
    • WiFi

    Accommodations & Pricing 2017

    Stateroom per person
    $4,190. Value
    $4,890. Regular

    Suite per person
    $4,8950. Value
    $5,650. Regular

    Single Supplement
    $1,5050. Value
    $1,800. Regular

    Charter Max 2 pax
    $23,000 value
    $26,000 Regular

    Charter Max. 6 pax.
    $30,500. Value
    $34,900. Regular

    Charter Max. 7 pax.
    $31,500 Value
    $36,200. Regular

    Charter Max. 8 pax.
    $32,500 Value
    $37,500. Regular

    2017 Sunday Departure Dates

    Value Season
    April 9, 16, 23, 30
    May 7
    September 24
    October 1,8, 15, 22

    Regular Season
    May 14, 21, 28
    June 4, 11, 18, 25
    July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    August 6, 13, 20, 27
    September 3, 10, 17

    Sample Itinerary


    We meet you at the designated meeting point in Inverness and transfer you to Scottish Highlander moored at Muirtown. Champagne welcome and an early evening stroll to the sea lock with wonderful views over the Moray and Beauly Firths. Dinner on board.


    Muirtown to Dochgarroch
    This morning we enjoy Cawdor Castle**, forever immortalised in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The picturesque gardens have been listed as being amongst the top 100 in the UK. The castle contains a superb collection of tapestries, pictures and furnishings and the Dowager Countess of Cawdor still lives there for part of the year. We visit Culloden Moor, scene of the last major battle on British soil in 1746. The cruise today will take us up the Muirtown lock flight and through Tomnahurich swing bridge, with an option to walk alongside River Ness to Dochgarroch. Dinner on board.


    Dochgarroch to Fort Augustus
    Today we drive through stunning scenery to take a closer look at one of Scotland’s best known exports, whisky, at the Glen Ord distillery founded in 1838 on the Black Isle by the Mackenzies of Ord. A fascinating description of the distilling and maturing process of single and blended malts is followed by our special tasting. We also visit Clava Cairns, a clan chieftain burial site dating back to 2,000 BC. Our cruise today is through Loch Dochfour and down Loch Ness with perhaps a chance of spotting “Nessie” before arriving at Fort Augustus. Dinner on board. 


    Scottish Highlander itinerary

    Scottish Highlander itinerary


    Fort Augustus
    On our excursion today we encounter some of the finest scenery Scotland has to offer as we take a drive to one of Scotland’s most photographed castles, Eilean Donan, which has featured in movies such as ‘Highlander’ and James Bond’s ‘The World Is Not Enough’ and overlooks three sea lochs. Later, we cruise up the “flight”, as locals call it, at Fort Augustus. This evening we have dinner ashore at a local restaurant. 


    Fort Augustus to Laggan Locks
    In the morning we again encounter some of Scotland’s bloody past as we visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Later, a gentle drive will take us back to the Invermoriston Falls and the “Old Bridge” designed by one Thomas Telford. You may even see a salmon leaping. The cruise today can again be partially walked as we cross Loch Oich and onto the pretty Laggan Avenue. As we approach Laggan, our Highland piper greets us with some stirring tunes. Dinner on board.



    Laggan to Banavie
    Our tour today takes us to the mystical battlefield of Glencoe, famed for one of the darkest days in Scottish history. If time permits, we also visit the ruins of Old Inverlochy Castle. Our final cruise today will see us sail along Loch Lochy through Moy Bridge, the last fully hand-operated bridge on the canal, before mooring at Banavie beneath Ben Nevis. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.


    After breakfast, disembark Scottish Highlander and transfer to the designated drop off point in Inverness.

    *This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. Three night cruises from Muirtown to Fort Augustus and from Fort Augustus to Banavie are also offered, subject to availability.

    **The Cawdor Castle excursion is available between 1st May and 5th October only, an alternative excursion to Fort George will replace it either side of these dates.

    Urquhart Castle

    Urquhart Castle

    Your Cruise Includes:

    Local transfers between Inverness and the hotel barge (the approximate transfer duration is 15mins or 1hr 30mins depending on the cruise direction), a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 4 crew and use of barge facilities, which include bicycles and a sonic fish finder.