Highlands & Loch Ness

10 to 13 October 2019  £ 315,-

A beautiful trip through the Caledonia Canal, that connects the North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the most beautiful waterways in the world.We start in Oban and sail along the west coast. From Fort William we will go straight through the mountains of the Scottish Highlands to Inverness.It offers beautiful landscapes and views. Four mountain lakes, of which Loch Ness is the most famous, but Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, and Loch Douchfour are also beautiful. They were connected with each other in 1822.

Embark / Disembark

Embark: Oban, 10 October at 14.00 We sail at 15.00.
Disembark: Inverness, 13 October 10.00

To get to Oban, the bus is the best means of transport, whether you’re flying to Edinburgh or Glasgow (15 minutes difference). From both airports there is a transfer bus every 30 minutes to Buchanan (Glasgow) Bus Station, from where the bus to Oban departs.
For more information: Citylink.co.uk
If you wish to travel by train, first take the bus to Glasgow. Then you can take the train from Glasgow: Scotrail.com

Klm flies to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
EasyJet flies to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.
Flybe flies to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness.
Ryanair flies alone to Edinburgh.

We are happy to advise you personally about the arrival and departure of the ship.


We have divided the prices into two categories because our double cabins are different in size. All prices are per person when staying in:

  • Standard cabin  ………….   £  315,- p.p.
  • Standard plus……………     £  355,- p.p.
  • Surcharge single use……   £  455,-


  • Based on a two-person cabin with private shower and toilet, towels, linen
  • Crew consisting of: Captain-Mate-Cook.
  • Use of Zodiac for landings.
  • Full board including coffee-tea-milk and juice with meals.

Not included:

  • Arrival and departure to / from the ship
  • Personal expenses
  • Possible additional entrance fees and drinks
  • Drinks on board.


Our voyages attract travellers from all over the world, which has been an important factor in establishing an open-minded atmosphere on board. The crew of the ship is most of the time from Dutch origin, but speaks and understands English very well.

If you have questions concerning this voyage, please call the captain and owner Klaas van Twillert: +316-53231627.

Information & Booking
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Route planning

The specified program is a guide. Changes due to the effects of weather, current and wind are possible. Flexibility is required for this trip.

Day 1: Oban

On this beautiful Highlands & Loch Ness trip, we like to welcome you in Oban. Once you’ve embarked, you can meet the other participants and the crew. Around 15.00 we will start our beautiful trip and sail along the Scottish West coast to Fort William.

Day 2: Caledonia CanalToday, after spending the night in the first sea lock, we go to the famous Neptune’s Staircase, which are 8 locks in a row. We always attract a lot of attention, because we are one of the biggest ships that can go through the Canal and the locks. After the locks, we arrive in a fairy tale part of the canal with some little lakes now and then but sometimes also very narrow, with high rising trees in autumn colors, like we are sailing in the woods.

We sail trough enchanting lakes like Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Dochfour. And if it’s possible, we will sail upwards and let the wind take us over the magnificent lakes. Enjoy the tranquility of the water and the beautiful landscape that floats by. Watch the amazing skies and views. After a beautiful day with many photo moments, we arrive at Fort Augusta. There is a possibility to visit a cozy pub here.

Day 3: Loch Ness-Inverness

Today our beautiful Highlands & Loch Ness trip, will go through 6 locks to get to the famous Loch Ness. We might even see Nessie. Monster or not, it’s a wonderful trip through Scotland in an enchanting environment. We have traveled straight through Scotland from west to east and discovered the highlands from the water. Finally we reach Inverness, a cozy city with authentic bars, where you can enjoy the traditional Scottish music at night.

Day 4: Inverness

After a good breakfast, it is time to say goodbye. This Highlands & Loch Ness trip was a breathtaking and beautiful experience.

Photos trip
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Photo's ship
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  • Cabin with private shower and toilet
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Crew, consisting of Captain, First mate and Cook
  • Zodiac to go ashore
  • Full board including coffee, tea and juice at meals (exclusive 2 x diner on land at your own expense)
Photos accomodation
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The Flying Dutchman