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Caledonian Canal

Dates & Availability

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Embarkation Location
Inverness, UK
Disembarkation Location
Oban, UK
Start Date
Thursday, 25 June 2020
End Date
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
Days Sailing
6
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Price
£720

*Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel this trip. We hope to reschedule for 2021, please contact us if you would like further details when available.*

A great opportunity to see picturesque inland Scotland while travelling in style on our 120 year old traditional wooden Fifie. Boarding at Inverness, this trip will take you through the famous Caledonian Canal and end at the historic town of Oban. Travelling through Loch Ness, Loch Oich, Loch Lochy and Loch Linnhe possible stops could include Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus, Corpach and Fort William.

Boarding at 10am, your stay will begin with a comprehensive safety briefing including how to work the lines on deck and set the sails. We will then head through the locks of the Caledonian Canal.

The canal is a 19th century engineering masterpiece made up of 29 locks and 10 swing bridges along the 50 nautical mile stretch. 22 miles of this are man made canal and the rest of the distance is formed by natural fresh water lochs. We will aim to spend around 4 days travelling through the canal, before sailing onto Oban to disembark.

This is a great trip for anyone worried about seasickness as we will be predominately travelling through very sheltered waters.

A voyage on Swan is very much a hands-on experience - you are part of her crew, and work as a team to make your voyage happen. All tasks are shared and everyone joins in, from the most to the least experienced. For more details of what to expect on board please refer to our Welcome Aboard leaflet.

Included in voyage

Included in the price of this trip are canal fees, sailing instruction, accommodation and all meals for the duration of your stay. For further details on what is included, and what to bring with you, please refer to our kit list.

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