Coronavirus (Covid19)

11th September 17:20 A message from Martin Balcombe We hope you have all managed to cope with the restrictions that have been in place where you are and that you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well. Here in Scotland we are cautiously lifting the lockdown restrictions. The situation is still critical however, […]

25th Season of Activity Cruises

April 2020 will mark the start of our 25th season of providing activity holidays along the Caledonian canal. With space to breathe, wonderful views and no cars required, in all our holidays we include a local, knowledgeable guide. They enrich the walk, cycle, canoe trip with relevant stories and lead you to the finest view […]

Fort William Mountain Festival – Prize

We are happy to announce we will be providing  the raffle prize to the “Fort William Mountain Festival“. Offering a holiday for two people to cruise and bike the Great Glen, it includes access to bikes and helmets, all food and accommodation. All monies raised, from the raffle, will go towards the continuation of this […]

Fancy a fun holiday idea? Self-Catering on a barge

From now until early spring, situated near Fort William at the top of Neptune’s staircase on the Caledonian Canal, Ros Crana our comfortable converted barge is an ideal base for a family or a group of friends looking for some peace and adventure. With six twin en-suite cabins, kitchen, drying room, a dedicated lounge and […]

Highlands and Islands Tourism Award

  It is with pride we would like to announce we have received a Commendation for the work we do and offer to our guests, from the prestigious Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards, for the Best Outdoor / Adventure Experience 2019. With over 400 registered applications for the awards, to receive this commendation confirms we […]

2020 Schedule – our vision of cruising on the Caledonian Canal

Welcome and we hope you enjoy exploring our 2020 schedule. Our cruises have always provided a feel-good factor. Firstly, the wonderful location, recently promoted as one of the top five places in the world to visit by the “Lonely Planet” guide.  Secondly, the wonderful pace at which each cruise travels through the Great Glen. While […]

What other people think of Caledonian Discovery

We have recently had the pleasure of some journalists and  walking groups who have written a few articles on Caledonian Discovery. They are all good independent accounts of what we have on offer. For further information please click on the Manchester Finest , a very amusing article from Andrea McVeigh and the Colorado Mountain Club […]

Our 2019 schedule is now live

It is with great pleasure we would like to share with you our 2019 schedule. It is packed with a range of cruises for everyone to enjoy. From our Classic Cruise and Walk the Great Glen cruise, to our most recent addition, Discover the Great Glen. We are sure there will be a cruise for […]

Groups, family, friends – join us and feel free

Why not charter one of our barges in the Highlands? It is a wonderful way to discover this beautiful part of Scotland. By chartering  one of our comfortable barges, each with 6 twin ensuite cabins you decide exactly what activities you do; canoeing, walking, cycling, or a mixture of activities on a 7-day journey through […]

The film “The Dark Mile” and TV

In 2016 Caledonian Discovery’s barge “Fingal of Caledonia”, was used in the making of the film the “Dark Mile”. Starring Rebecca Calder, Deirdre Mullins, Paul Brannigan, Finlay MacMillan and Sheila Hancock, the film will premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival on the 26th of June 2017. It is a tense psychological horror-thriller, with the Caledonian […]

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