Boating Holidays in Scotland

Welcome to the Caledonian Canal and Scotland’s freshwater lochs. Cruise from the foothills of Ben Nevis up to Inverness. All locks on the Caledonian Canal are operated by lock keepers at no extra charge.

Explore the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and discover the haunting ruins of Castle Urquart, or stop off at Drumnadrochit to take in the Loch Ness Monster Museum.

The Great Glen, Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal passes through the forested slopes of the breathtaking Great Glen linking the Highlands’ most beautiful freshwater Lochs – Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and the legendary Loch Ness. Click here to search for boating holidays on the Caledonian Canal

Forth & Clyde and Union Canals

Travel in a narrowboat through the stunning scenery of the Scottish lowlands and visit both the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Linking the West and East coasts of Scotland, the canals have plenty to see and do along their banks.

The Falkirk Wheel is a mechanical marvel and the world’s only rotating boatlift. Used to connect the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals, it is truly an iconic landmark. Click here to search boating holidays on the Scottish canals

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Le Boat Laggan

Le Boat Laggan, Laggan, Loch Lochy, Scotland.

This fleet of stylish and elegant cruisers are ideally suited to explore Scotland’s spectacularly beautiful lochs, with their deep, crystal-clear waters. First opened in 1822, the Caledonian Canal was built to provide a shortcut between the North Sea and Atlantic. The 24 mile long Loch Ness, is home to the world famous Nessie.

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Caley Cruisers

Caley Cruisers, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Specifically designed for the open water cruising of Loch Ness and the Great Glen, these fully equipped boats feature spacious interiors with large windows to grant excellent views of the breath-taking Highland scenery. Just a short drive from Inverness, cruise the length of Loch Ness in search of its legendary monster.

Falkirk Marina

Falkirk Marina, Falkirk, Scotland.

Encounter the famous Falkirk Wheel, the 696 yard Falkirk Tunnel and several aqueducts as you cruise through the lowlands of Scotland towards Edinburgh. With easy cruising and very few locks, the Scottish Lowland Canals offer a very different boating experience. A wide selection of narrowboats are available for hire.