This epic journey, through the very heart of Scotland is full of breath-taking contrasts in scenery, history and wildlife. The towering mass of Ben Nevis is a stunning backdrop to magnificent Loch Linnhe and the quintessential Scottish castle, Castle Stalker, before entering the 60-miles of the Caledonian Canal, from east coast to west coast. After the fun of negotiating Telford’s engineering marvel, Neptune’s Staircase, navigate more sets of locks and stretches of canal linking to several serene inland lochs fringed with forest and mountain. Fabulous Loch Ness, with Urquhart Castle dramatically situated on its banks is an impressive anchorage for the night and a spectacular setting for dinner. The canals and lochs offer excellent walking and wildlife spotting opportunities, including the Falls of Foyers and the locks at Fort Augustus. Guests have the option of bringing their own bikes on this cruise; read the information for cyclists>.

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Cruise Dates 2019

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
21 September 201960---Emma JaneFully Booked
28 September 201962£1,775.00Emma JaneBook Now

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

Cruise Dates 2020

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
19 September 202066£2,200.00Emma JaneBook Now
26 September 202066£2,200.00Emma JaneBook Now

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

Cruise Dates 2021

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
18 September 2021610 £2,200.00Emma JaneBook Now
25 September 2021610 £2,200.00Emma JaneBook Now

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

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27 October 2018

Spectacular in all aspects. Jane and I are hopeful to cruise the 10 day cruise to St. Kilda in 2020. Captain James and crew were wonderful hosts. We could not have had a more joyous occurrence. Terre Harper, iris Jane Robinson

Ronald terre harper

29 September 2018

We had an amazing time on the Emma Jane. The crew was fantastic and made us feel right at home and very welcome. James, the skipper, took us to such beautiful places. Suzy, our naturalist, was very knowledgeable and fun to hike with. Maddie worked tirelessly to ensure the vessel was clean and comfortable and that we had everything we might need or want. Kevin is a master in the galley and fed us very well. The scenery was stunning and the people of Scotland are wonderful. All in all, it was a fabulous holiday. We highly recommend Hebrides Cruises--you won't be disappointed.

Mike and Gina Shedd

22 September 2018

Hi Emma - It was great to meet you on the lovely Emma Jane.  What a delighful boat she is.  The Caledonian Canal was a fabulous cruise and I can’t praise the crew enough for their care and attention to detail. Without exception they looked after us with cheerfulness and good humour and made it a very special week.  I feel I can’t praise your company enough.  As a newly single traveller holidays can feel a bit daunting, but I wouldn’t hesitate to book a trip on my own with yourselves because you provide such a welcoming and safe environment. Hebrides Cruises is a great company and I hope you are all really proud of what you have created.  Hilary Holt


Hilary Holt

22 September 2018

For so many years it has been my aspiration to cruise the length of the Caledonian canal. The cruise on board 'Emma Jane' fulfilled my ambition and was a truly magical experience that exceeded all expectations. It was one I shall never forget. The scenery was stunning, and to see it from the water offered a unique view, which added so much to its aura. The 'Emma Jane' crew - Skipper James, Bosun Maddie, Chef Kevin and wildlife expert Susie - were very welcoming and always on hand to attend to every need. Their knowledge, attention to detail, and engagement with the guests was much appreciated by all those on board. The varied menus were exceptional and all were five-star meals, with every taste catered for. Nothing was too much trouble. The walks (even cycle rides) and visits ashore offered a real insight into the 'ports of call', and the transfers from ship to shore via the tender added much to the experience. Thank you and well done everyone at Hebrides Cruises. We hope to return soon for another memorable cruise aboard the 'Emma Jane'.

Warren Vokes

7 October 2017

Always prompt and helpful emails from Emma.  Food was outstanding and beautifully presented - Margaret excelled!  Craig was a pleasant and helpful waiter too - always cheerful.     Rob's welcome into the wheel house was warm and friendly with fascinating information.  A very worthwhile and unique holiday expereince.    HIghly recommended!   Family members in the UK and here in Australia were impressed with the booklets and pictures.

Eleanor & Don Mclean

29 September 2017

What can  I say!  Fabulous trip.  Initial welcome from the crew was warm and welcoming which continued throughout the trip.  The food and service was of an excellent standard and served in a warm intimate and informal setting. Each night Ross the chef cooked up a culinary delight and delicious cakes and cookies through out the day with a lovely light lunch in between. The beautiful Seahorse and cabins were spotlessly clean. What a great way to travel seeing stunning scenery and exploring ancient woodland (walks and bike rides are optional) or just relaxing watching the world go by, curled up with a book, cup of coffee (or glass of wine!) on one of their many comfy sofas.  The hot tub at the back of the boat was a huge bonus when it came to the end of a long walk. I would thoroughly recommend this cruise to anyone wishing to relax whilst taking in some of Scotlands finest scenery. 10 out of 10. Well done Emma,Rob and Crew

Denise Whyatt & Ian Cargill

29 September 2017

Thank you all again for making sure we had such a lovely holiday- we hope to travel with you again very soon.  Scenery was , of course, beautiful and all the escorted trips were made even better by the knowledge and enthusiasm of all the crew. Lovely comfortable bed and a brilliant view.  Book it immediately

Kerren & Ken Harris

23 September 2017

High quality!  The information and advice was timely and first class we could not fault it!  The crew were excellent nothing was too much trouble.  Give it a go or you’ll never know what you’re missing.

Roger & Pam Leach

8 October 2016

We enjoyed the whole itinerary very much.  It was relaxed and interesting.  The crew were knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about the areas we cruised and stopped at.

Chris & Diana Poore

8 October 2016

Excellent service from start to finish.  “Do it”

Steve & Linda Hales

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