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“FANTASTIC!”
Eriskay is a sleek, stylish cruiser.
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Eriskay is a sleek, stylish cruiser.
Stunning scenery in the Great Glen and the Eriskay is the perfect vantage point to view it from. Double cabin forward
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Eriskay is a sleek, stylish cruiser.
Stunning scenery in the Great Glen and the Eriskay is the perfect vantage point to view it from.
Double cabin forward
Fully equipped galley with full size cooker and fridge
Full size fridge on board
Spacious open plan seating area, with TV/DVD player
Twin bunks, ideal for the kids!
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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FamSteven...
Steenbergen, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We rented Eriskay 6 for a week and had one of our best holidays ever! The helpful staff and materials provided during the investigation phase was a key reason for choosing Caley Cruisers in the first place. They helped us pick the correct boat for our family’s needs. On arrival, we loaded the boat with our luggage and weeks provisions and were impressed at the cleanliness and high standard of the boat. It is a modern motor cruiser with everything you could need onboard (even TV/DVD for the kids!) After a safety brief and practical demonstration, we set off down the Caledonian Canal to find our boat was extremely easy to maneuver. We had fantastic weather during the majority of our trip, and never tried of the scenery. I am struggling to find the correct words to describe it - Absolutely breathtaking! The navigation charts were easy to understand and simple to follow. We met allot of friendly people along the way, especially the lock / bridge keepers who were on hand to help where needed. We made friends with other Caley Cruiser boats which lead to some great evenings when moored up together for the night. If you are thinking of such a holiday, I have no hesitation to highly recommend the Eriskay class, Caley Cruisers and the Caledonian Canal. The highlands of Scotland are stunning and the people are the friendliest on the planet, so don’t forget to save some time to take in other activities en-route. We will certainly be back. Our thanks to Audrey and the rest of the team at CC.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Aug 2014
Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to write this great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and that your experience cruising the Great Glen was a very positive one. We appreciate and welcome any comments we receive, which will hopefully enable us to improve our service. Perhaps we will have the pleasure of you cruising with us some other time in the future. Many thanks again. All the best. - From all @ Caley Cruisers
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DavyPandh...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Holiday”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We rented the Eriskay 5 boat from Caley Cruisers and this was the first time we had ever participated in this type of holiday. What a fantastic week we had, the scenery was nothing short of spectacular and we had such a relaxing week. Cruising along the lochs and canals, tying up at a pontoon and having dinner in the local hostelries - absolute bliss.

The boat was well laid out and had internal facilities along the lines of a caravan with a double bedroom, separate room with a bunk beds, toilet with shower and galley kitchen with full size cooker.

Having never tried this type of holiday before, we were a bit apprehensive about how we would manage to operate a boat but Caley cruisers gave an expert instruction and took us out for an hour on the canal before cutting us loose.

A special word for all the lock keepers and swing bridge operators, they were all very helpful and friendly, especially when you get it wrong, they were not demeaning in any way and went out of their way to assist you at every turn. What did come across loud and clear was that the Caley Cruisers holidaymakers were better instructed than occupants of other operators boats and had a better grasp of the etiquette than the others.

Absolutely brilliant holiday and can't wait to return for another blissful week.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jul 2014
Thank you ever so much for your lovely review and your kind comments. We are of course delighted that you enjoyed your boating holiday with us on the Caledonian Canal and that you were pleased with the Eriskay class accommodation. We welcome and appreciate all comments as they are very important to us and help us to improve our product and service. It is also good to know that you were pleased with the service you received from the Scottish Canals staff along the way. We do hope to see you all again sometime. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us. All the best from all at Caley Cruisers.
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islandhop...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best holiday experience with our young family ever what an adventure”
Reviewed 7 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
2
people found this review helpful

The man was so friendly and helpful when he showed us the ropes ! Really felt we knew everything when he left us , the boat was spotless , so clean and immaculate , beds very comfy
We just loved everything about this holiday , the photos of the Eriskay don't actually do it justice , it was bigger and better than it looks .

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Management Response
15 May 2013
Many thanks for your lovely review. We're delighted you all enjoyed your holiday with us and were happy with our Eriskay. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Best regards Audrey & team
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Beth L
Syresham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The perfect way to see Scotland”
Reviewed 19 February 2013 for a stay in October 2012
7
people found this review helpful

Last October we booked a holiday with Caley Cruisers aboard the Eriskay for a weeks cruising through the Lochs and down the Caledonian Canal. Right from the beginning Audrey and her team made the holiday a great experience. Booking was fast and efficient and we were provided with everything we needed to know about the holiday. Upon arrival the team made us feel very welcome, we received our tuition from Bob who soon had us feeling confident and maneuvering the boat in every direction possible before we left the boat yard.

The facilities aboard Eriskay provided us with all that we needed and as we had decided to spend the week mooring away from the villages the kitchen and onboard facilities were certainly put to the test and there was always a lovely hot shower at the end of the day. We were provided with our own boating guide and map, which were very clear and easy to use, the Loch Keeper’s were all very friendly as we passed through. The British Waterways facilities along the route were very clean and warm which was welcoming in October.

We spent our week mooring at pontoons, jumping of the boat and scrambling high up the banks of the glens to get a better view of the fantastic scenery that we were cruising though. We also visited Foyers and Urquhart Castle, which were beautiful.

We travel to Scotland twice a year for our main holidays for a few years now, so have stayed in various places and in various types of accommodation. This has been by far the best holiday we have had in Scotland. Normally when in the Highlands you look at the scenery and admire at its beauty, but aboard the Eriskay cruising down the lochs you become surrounded by it and you get to spend a week living within the majestic scenery and almost become apart of it. We are booked for another week aboard Eriskay in April and are already counting down the days until we are back cruising down Loch Ness once again.

We made a video of our holiday with Caley Cruisers, which can be seen on YouTube: http://youtu.be/UjTDZ3uSSqg

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Liked best: Being in the middle of a Loch with nobody in sight
Liked least: Giving the boat back
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
1 Mar 2013
Thank you very much for your lovely review and kind comments about our team. We are all delighted you enjoyed your holiday onboard Eriskay and look forward to seeing you both again later this year. Best regards Audrey & team :)
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Peter G
Epping, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Majestic Scenery, Relaxing and Great Fun Too!”
Reviewed 11 February 2013 for a stay in September 2012
3
people found this review helpful

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary last September on the Eriskay and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. We have taken boating holidays on the Caledonian Canal with Caley Cruisers several times now and have never been disappointed. We keep getting drawn back by the majestic scenery and the unique experience this type of holiday provides.
Audrey and her team will make you very welcome and after a short spell of friendly tuition to make sure you are comfortable handling the boat, you will be off on your great adventure! The Eriskay is a modern comfortable cruiser with all the facilities on board you would expect. The boat is easy to manoeuvre and you quickly gain your confidence in handling her.
The locks on the Caledonian Canal are all manned and operated by friendly Lock Keepers, so there is nothing to worry about there. Along the way there are many places to moor up and some good places to eat - I recommend The Fiddlers at Drumnadrochit.
The only cautious tip I would provide is not to fill the boat to capacity. You could potentially sleep five on the Eriskay but it would be very very cosy! Two or three on the Eriskay is perfect. If there are five of you go for one of the bigger boats.

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Liked best: Majestic scenery and a great boating experience.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Management Response
12 Feb 2013
Thank you very much for your lovely review! It was great to see you both again and wonderful that you enjoy the wonders that the Glen has to offer so much. We look forward to seeing you both again very soon. Best wishes, Audrey and team :)
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