The Caledonian Canal in Scotland in July and August 2019

Loch Lomond Boating Holidays has just announced that it is locating Aries, a Linssen GS 36.9AC, to the Caledonian Canal for 9 weeks only in July and August of 2019.

This will provide a limited opportunity to explore the beautiful Caledonian Canal and the 3 associated lochs that constitute this iconic waterway – Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy – whilst enjoying the unique luxury to be expected on board a Linssen motor cruiser.

The Canal offers a coast-to-coast link through the spectacular scenery of the Great Glen, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. It is a marvel of early 19 th century civil engineering and is over 60 miles (96 kms) in length – longer than the Panama Canal! – of which 22 miles (35kms) is man-made with the remainder being formed by natural fresh water lochs.

Reservations are only available for a whole week charter (so only 9 reservations are available)
Reservations will be available from Saturday 29 th June 2019 to Saturday 31 st August 2019
Aries will be based at Dochgarroch Lock, 6 miles (10kms) from Inverness. Dochgarroch Lock is the last lock on the Canal before entering Loch Ness.

The total navigable return distance is approximately 120 miles (200kms).
A return trip from Inverness to Banavie (near Fort William) would take approximately 5-6 days.

If a days’ break from cruising appeals, midway through your holiday, take a wonderful ½ day return excursion, by train, from Banavie railway station (10 min walk from the mooring), over the “Harry Potter” Viaduct and along the Atlantic Coast to the port of Mallaig (about 1½ hours).


Rate is £2,950 per week and includes the chargeable fees levied by Scottish Canals and cleaning.

Fuel will be chargeable.