Welcome to the new look updated Loch Ness Blog!
Welcome too, are the blue skies and warm breeze as I write and from my window I can see and envy the holidaymakers gliding past in their luxury cruise boats. Cruise boat hire has become very popular on the loch in recent years. Note – I refer to cruiser hire, not Loch Ness cruises where you spend an hour or two on a large boat and get taken for a trip on the loch. No – I mean family holidays in luxury cabin cruisers – you hire a cabin cruiser for a week or so and by navigating the Caledonian Canal, sail all the way down the Great Glen to Fort William, or just “mess about on the water” for a few days and nights – it’s very relaxing, so I am told. I have never actually done the cabin cruise holiday thing but have always promised myself to give it a go one day.
I almost decided a long time ago to try a cruising holiday on the Norfolk Broads but then saw the congested waterways which I could only liken to the waterways answer to the M25 in the rush hour! Heaven knows what it’s like nowadays! Hey, you don’t get that on Loch Ness – the only time you might have to queue is when you pass through the lock gates on the Caledonian Canal stretches and that’s a great opportunity to say Hi to other adventure cruisers.
Take a look at Caley cruises, the most popular cruiser hire company on Loch Ness and see how much it costs. Not just cruising though - you can hire bikes to take with you as there are some excellent cycling trails along the way. You can also hire fishing rods – what better way to fish the waters of the Great Glen. Thinking back, I am inclined to feel that the Norfolk Broads is a little bit tame for me compared to exploring the whole of Loch Ness and the Great Glen.