Spirit of Scotland cruising

 

SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND

Muirtown to Banavie
Golfing Itinerary

Sunday, Day 1 Muirtown

Guests are met at our designated meeting point in Inverness and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Spirit of Scotland. A Champagne Welcome awaits and perhaps later take an early evening stroll to the sea lock with wonderful views over the Moray and Beauly Firths. Dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Muirtown to Dochgarroch

Depart early for the Royal Dornoch Golf Course (1hr 30 mins drive) for a round on the Championship Golf Course, one of Scotland’s famous links courses designed by Tom Morris. (Tee Time of 11.30am) Dornoch dates from 1616 and is internationally acclaimed. The cruise today will take us up the Muirtown lock flight, then a short trip along the pretty section of canal to Dochgarroch. Dinner on board.

(18 holes, 6,514 yards Par 70: buggies and pull carts available)

Tuesday, Day 3 Dochgarroch to Fort Augustus

After breakfast we transfer to Castle Stuart (20 mins drive) where we play on the Championship Links Golf Course overlooking the Moray Firth.  Lunch on board and then our cruise today will take us down across the world famous Loch Ness with perhaps a chance of spotting “Nessie” before arriving at Fort Augustus. Dinner on board

(18 holes, 7009 yards, Par 72: buggies and pull carts available)

Wednesday, Day 4 Fort Augustus to Cullochy

After breakfast, our cruise takes us up the “flight”, as the locals call it, at Fort Augustus and then on to our pretty mooring at Cullochy. Later, we encounter some of Scotland’s bloody past as we visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle in a spectacular setting overlooking Loch Ness and if time a gentle drive to the Invermoriston Falls and the “Old Bridge” designed by Thomas Telford where you may even see a salmon leaping. Golf today is at nearby Fort Augustus Golf Course, probably the only course in the world kept manicured by a herd of sheep! Featuring 9 holes in a challenging canal side setting.  This evening we have dinner ashore at a local restaurant. 

(9 hole, 5,454 yards par 67: pull carts available)

Thursday, Day 5 Cullochy to Laggan Locks

This morning, we take in some of the finest scenery Scotland has to offer as we drive to one of its best known and most photographed castles, Eilean Donan, which has featured in movies such as “Highlander” and James Bond’s “The World Is Not Enough” and overlooks three sea lochs. The afternoon cruise today can be partially walked as we cross the very scenic Loch Oich, perhaps stopping en route for a spot of fishing, and onto the pretty Laggan Avenue. As we approach Laggan, our Highland Piper may greet us with a stirring rendition of traditional Scottish music. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Laggan to Banavie

After breakfast on board we transfer to Newtonmore Golf course (30 mins drive).  Established in 1893 this comparatively flat, easy-walking, parkland course is full of exciting and invigorating challenges. It nestles appealingly in the midst of the Monadhliath and Grampian Mountains and on the banks of the River Spey. Afterwards we return to the Spirit of Scotland and cruise to our final mooring at Banavie beneath Ben Nevis just a stroll from Neptune’s Staircase of locks. If time permits we can visit the ruins of old Inverlochy Castle. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

(18 holes, 6041 yards, Par 70, pull carts and buggies available)

Saturday, Day 7 Banavie

Passengers disembark at 9.15 after a hearty Scottish breakfast for their transfer back to the **designated drop off point by minibus

 

On alternative weeks the itinerary is in reverse direction.  This itinerary is subject to change.

 **The designated meeting and drop off point is Inverness

*The Cawdor Castle excursion is between 1st May and 6th October only.  An alternative excursion to Fort George will replace it either side of these dates. 

This Golf cruise includes pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy are not included.

** Other locatins available to book for private charters

A Supplement of $950 per person for golfing.

 

2022 Rates

Spirit of Scotland
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Stateroom per person Value 4790
Stateroom per person Regular 5650
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Value 49600
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Regular 57700
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 47900
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 55900
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 50900
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 59300
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 53500
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 62500
Single supplement Value 1750
Single supplement Regular 2100

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
May 08, 15, 22, 29 Regular Caledonian Canal
Jun 05, 12, 19, 26 Regular Caledonian Canal
Aug 07, 14, 21, 28 Regular Caledonian Canal
Apr 10, 17, 24; May 01 Value Caledonian Canal
Jul 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 Regular Caledonian Canal
Sep 04, 11, 18, 25; Oct 02 Regular Caledonian Canal
Oct 09, 16, 23 Value Caledonian Canal

2023 Rates

Spirit of Scotland
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Stateroom per person Value 5090
Stateroom per person Regular 5990
Single supplement Value 1900
Single supplement Regular 2150
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 51000
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 59500
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Value 52800
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Regular 61400
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 54200
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 63100
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Value 55600
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Regular 64800
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 57000
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 66500

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Apr 9, 16, 23, 30 Value Caledonian Canal
May 7, 14, 21, 28 Regular Caledonian Canal
Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 Regular Caledonian Canal
Oct 8,, 15, 22 Value Caledonian Canal
Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Regular Caledonian Canal
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 Regular Caledonian Canal
Sep 3, 10, 17, 24; Oct 1 Regular Caledonian Canal

 

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