Welcome To Highland Lassie

The Highland’s Hidden Gem

Cruise The Caledonian Canal
 & Discover The Highlands
   of Scotland

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From September through to April each year we are a floating hotel & restaurant

Your perfect base for highland adventures

From September through to April Highland Lassie is a floating hotel & Restaurant berthed just outside the Highland capital of Inverness on the beautiful Caledonian Canal, within easy reach of some of the Highland’s most famous sights and landmarks.

Return after a day’s exploration to the warmth and comfort of your home from home, uncork your favourite wine or pour your preferred tipple whilst relaxing in the wheelhouse prior to dinner, be that aboard or at one of the many excellent restaurants that Inverness has to offer. (Highland Lassie is unlicensed whilst berthed at Dochgarroch so do bring along whatever alcohol you may require for your stay aboard)

Highland Lassie is a unique and central base to explore the captivating Highlands. Enjoy real Scottish hospitality aboard one of the Highland’s hidden gems and make your stay in Inverness truly unforgettable.

Cruise the Caledonian Canal

Explore the Highland’s during your cruise through the Caledonian Canal. We will take you on a journey of discovery seeing some of the most stunning scenery on offer in pristine natural surroundings,  get a feel for Scotland’s culture and history with knowledgeable guides. Our cruises are carefully constructed to ensure you get the very best out of the Highlands of Scotland, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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Discover true Highland hospitality.
  Welcome aboard!

Onboard dining

Authentic Scottish Cuisine

Onboard restaurant

From September through to April Oakwood Restaurant aboard Highland Lassie is open for residents and non-residents for lunch or dinner & offers a unique dining experience at the Captains table which seats a maximum of 8 guest, sit down with a stranger, stand up with a friend makes dining with us a really sociable event. Feast on award winning produce sourced from the Highlands & Islands, or dine alfresco on the jetty taking in the beauty at one of the most beautiful spots along the Caledonian Canal

We offer a standard lunch menu whilst our evening menu changes on a monthly basis.

All other times in the year Highlands Lassie is cruising.

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Taste the best of Scotland

At Oakwood Restaurant we are passionate about serving only local produce, we are the only Restaurant in Scotland to have Orkney Dounby butcher’s Aberdeen Angus beef.  We pride ourselves on quality and sustainability in all that we serve.  Food lovingly cooked for your pleasure.

Whilst berthed at Dochgarroch Highland Lassie is unlicensed please remember you can bring your own tipple with no corkage charge.


Take your seat at the captain's table!

stay with us


From September through to April Highland Lassie offers comfortable accommodation onboard, ideal for those who wish to enjoy a truly memorable stay in Inverness.

En-suite cabins on the upper deck boasting panoramic views or our cosy below deck cabins, the perfect base for any Highland adventure being central to so many of the Highland famous landmarks and for visiting the West Coast.

A perfect stop on the NC500 route to make the perfect start to your trip or to ensure your last night is as memorable as the whole experience.

Sunart Cabin
Alsh Cabin

about highland lassie

From fishing to cruising

Highland Lassie is a sympathetic conversion of a former fishing boat built with windblown oak which follows the line of the hull giving the floating hotel a distinctive and imposing appearance. She is unique in many ways, the only fishing boat in Scotland to be decommissioned and left whole.

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A piece of Scotland's history.

  • Fabulous Stay

    Gus and Gaby are superb hosts, looking after us with kindness and skill. The food cooked by Gaby is absolutely lovely and nothing is too much trouble for her. A delicious full Scottish breakfast set us up for our day.
    Comfortable beds and a wonderful hot shower in our lovely cabin with a view. Cabins are well fitted out and beautifully warm. Sitting out on deck is also available. The weather was not kind but the location is fabulous with lovely walks along the tow path. We will definitely return.

  • As close to perfection as you can get

    As close to perfection as you can get – right on the water, idyllic peaceful location and the food was wonderful. They put so much effort into sourcing the right ingredients. Gabi and Gus are a great team. This was worth every penny. Would definitely stay again.

  • First Class Service

    Perfect hosts for a fantastic anniversary dinner and stay. Gus and Gabby saw to all our needs with exceptional attention to detail. The food was superb, the cabin was very comfortable with an unrivalled view and the dining room very welcoming…the service was first class without being intrusive, and our after dinner stroll along the canal towpath was a great conclusion.

  • Amazing food

    Had this wee place recommended to us. It turned out to be a great recommendation, the food was amazing. Lovely fresh seafood is their speciality, and it was cooked to perfection. The chowder was delicious and the mixed seafood main was cooked in white wine, cream and tarragon sauce that was right up there with the tastiest I have ever had. Great service, very competitively priced and the couple who run it know what they are doing. Highly recommended to anyone visiting the Inverness area.

  • Gem of a Find

    Perfect staycation accommodation. Just left after a long weekend on this beautiful boat. Comfy beds, good sized cabins with private access to deck and bridge/lounge, large menu choice of seafood and Scottish produce and Gaby/Gus provide a welcoming, friendly but discrete atmosphere. Nothing was a problem. Brilliant hosts and lovely people. Absolute gem of a find and we will be back.

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Begin your Highland adventure here. Join Gaby and Gus for memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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Highland Lassie Cruises TeamWE ARE CLOSING

The Team would like to inform all of our customers – that due Gaby’s diagnosis of terminal cancer – it is with huge regret, that Highland Lassie will cease trading with immediate effect. Anyone with a booking, we will be in contact with you shortly.

Finally, we’d like to thank our loyal clientele for your support throughout the years.

Love, Gaby and Gus.