Our Whisky Cruise Destinations

There is nothing quite like a wee dram of Scotland’s favourite export, whisky. This is why we offer whisky cruises along the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness, allowing you to visit local, long-established distilleries and enjoy whisky tours in style. With whisky tasting at the heart of each tour, you’ll get the chance to explore some of the best distilleries in Scotland.

Whether you want to take a tour with loved ones and sample some of the best single malts in the world or you want to see the casks in all of their glory, we can help. Our Whisky Trail Cruises will take you on an unforgettable journey through the Scottish Highlands, visiting some of the most incredible sites and exploring the Great Glen by water.

Our Whisky Cruise Destinations

• The 8-passenger Scottish Highlander is a first-class hotel barge, with a traditional Country House ambience

• Contemporary in design with a choice of living spaces, the 12-passenger Spirit of Scotland is a deluxe hotel barge with a show-stopping dining room

• Both barges follow the same itinerary, but in the reverse direction – often meeting in the middle of the week!

If you want to see Scottish Highland distilleries, booking a Whisky Cruise in Scotland is one of the best ways to do it. Our Scottish hotel barges carry between 8 and 12 passengers, ensuring that these small groups of passengers have the best experiences. You’ll get a private guided tour of four of the Scottish Highland’s finest distilleries,. and each hotel barge also has an extensive selection of single malts to choose from, including Aberlour, Jura, Laphroaig, Highland Park, and Glenmorangie.

We offer both deluxe and first-class accommodation for your cruise through the Great Glen, with the Spirit of Scotland boasting well-equipped cabins for up to 12 passengers. These comfortable cabins are all complemented by en-suite bathrooms so you can enjoy the same comforts you would at home. Many guests onboard the Spirit of Scotland are blown away by the upper-level sun deck, which provides the perfect place to relax and admire the dramatic backdrop of the Scottish Highlands.

The 8-passenger Scottish Highlander barge will take you across the Caledonian Canal in style, and cruises between May and October. The country-house style interiors include a comfortable leather Chesterfield sofas, ideal for relaxing, and traditional wooden panelling with large picture frame windows.

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Spirit of Scotland Whisky on board
Scottish Highlander
Tomatin Whisky Distillery
Spirit of Scotland drone photo Caledonian Canal
Spirit of Scotland whisky bar
Whisky Distillery
Whisky Distillery
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Nicola is the Managing Director of Micro-Cruising. Small ships great trips. Micro-Cruising sells trips on ships of 100 passengers or fewer. We are the specialists in small ships with over 700 vessels worldwide.