Availability & Booking
Click here to view our booking availability calendar in order to check detailed pricing and make a booking for any of our vessels.
Availability links are also contained within all of the individual pages in the Boat Classes section.
The dates on the calender that are shown in green indicate we have availability and you can make a reservation online. For last minute vacancies we can be flexible and take boats out of their normal booking days or offer them for short-breaks, so if you see any availability that you may be interested in please get in touch with us to discuss a potential booking. Where dates on the calender are shown in red, this means the boat class is already booked for this period. (Also marked red when closed between November and the end of March).
You can also phone our office on 01463 236328 to check availability. If we are not able to take the call immediately, please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our office is manned Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00. We will be able to check availability, provisionally book an option for you or book and confirm. A provisional reservation will remain on hold for up to 24 hours or as agreed. Sometimes, we may request confirmation on the same day, depending on booking demand. If the hire is due to commence within the following few weeks, we may only be able to hold the option for a few hours.
The initial payment due to confirm is £180 per week. Your final balance payment is due 8 weeks before the hire, or if your hire is due to commence within 8 weeks, the full payment would be due to confirm. The Canal Fees applicable are displayed online with the hire quote. Payment for fuel is settled at the end of your holday and further details are on our Prices & Information page, also please see our Terms & Conditions of Hire.
We accept VISA, MasterCard & Debit Card. Card payments can be made online via a SagePay secure connection and also be made over the telephone to our office.
Our bank details are available on request for balance payments. Please note that transfers from foreign banks may attract additional bank charges which must be paid for by the payer or may be charged.
If you make a booking for the following year before the end of October of the previous year, you will receive the previous year's hire charge. Please note: where bank holiday dates change (e.g. at Easter), the equivalent date band for the same bank holidays (i.e. Easter) will apply.
Many of the larger vessels such as Torridon, Kintail, Strathspey, Highland Monarch and Balmoral class do book up to 12 months in advance therefore we do recommend you book these as early as you can, to avoid disappointment.
For advance bookings we guarantee you an unconditional refund of your booking deposit, if - before 15th January (of the year the booking will take place) - you have to cancel (for any reason) a holiday booked to be taken from the end of March of that year onwards.
If you have to cancel after 15th January a charge will be applicable. Therefore, we recommend you have a cancellation insurance policy in place at the time of booking. You must telephone us immediately if you have to cancel and on the same day send us written confirmation (email is acceptable). See Condition 6 in our Terms & Conditions for cancellation fees applicable.
At our discretion and subject to availability we may be able to transfer your booking to an alternative date. The hire charge applicable to the new dates or boat class would be applicable.
We require a minimum of 2 reasonably fit and able, adult (must be 21 or over) crew members on board each boat at all times whilst cruising. This is an activity holiday and both members of the crew will be required to participate during locking and berthing procedures.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer one-way hire.
We recommend that you view our instruction films prior to booking to make sure this holiday is suitable for you and all members of your crew. (Note: It will still be necessary, though, to attend our safety briefings on arrival.) Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in contact to discuss these with us.
Heading towards Aberchalder Bridge
Lock Keepers at Gairlochy Locks
Leaving Kytra Lock, heading towards Cullochy