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Caledonian Discovery

Tourism & Leisure


Caledonian Discovery offer cruising holidays on board our two converted holiday barges, Fingal of Caledonia and Ros Crana. The holidays are unique in that the barge cruises up and down the Great Glen through the Caledonian Canal and guests are offered activities including walking, sailing, cycling and canoeing all based from the barge. You can have a holiday of gentle relaxation or fun and adventure, it’s up to you.

The accommodation is in ensuite twin cabins. The food is fantastic and all freshly prepared by our resident cook. We have themed weeks. Our very popular Walk the Great Glen week is a 78 mile Coast to Coast walk which is divided over 7 days and is becoming a popular choice. We also offer wildlife cruises, music cruises, Canoe the Great Glen and Highland Hill Walks to name but a few.

Our office is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm. A friendly voice will answer your call!

Our barges cruise the Caledonian Canal from end of March to the end of October. Most of our cruises last for 7 days/ 6 nights and start and finish at opposite ends of the canal. Prices for the 2019 season start from £925 per person for a week-long cruise and include all food and accommodation along with all activities, instruction and any specialist equipment required.


Caledonian Discovery’s barge Ros Crana is available as self-catering accommodation from now to the 20th of March 2019. Her static location during the winter / spring period, will be at the top of Neptune’s Staircase at Banavie. It is also an ideal location for organisations wishing to arrange some staff training, in an unique location.

Ros Crana can provide accommodation for up to 12 guests while staying in the Highlands. With a waterside location there is complete privacy and the adjacent canal towpath, offers ideal opportunities for walking and cycling. There are 6 en-suite twin cabins and a further 2 non ensuite places available for larger groups.  The en-suites have powerful hot showers and all cabins have good heating, making the cabins cosy even in the coldest months. The lounge and dining area provide plenty of room to sit and relax during your stay. The kitchen has every cooking utensil required and a dish washer. An efficient drying room is on board too. Call for details.

For the winter offer the barge can be hired for a minimum of 2 nights (4 nights’ min stay at peak period). The cost is £240 per night for a group of 1-6 people. Extra people can be added at a cost of an additional £25 per person per night, up to a maximum group size of 14 people.

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