Discover the Crinan Canal by Boat

Sail along the Crinan Canal, one of the most beautiful waterways in Britain, and enjoy uninterrupted views of Scotland's breathtaking and rugged natural landscape.

At just nine miles long it links Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig with the Sound of Jura, creating a pathway for ships through the Kintyre Peninsula on their way to the Western Isles.

It takes approximately 6 hours to transit the Crinan Canal, but there is no need to rush. Put the hustle and bustle of everyday life to one side and step into the slow paced, relaxing world of sailing. Enjoy the magnificent surroundings and explore the many different aspects the area has to offer.

Planning to explore ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut?’ Make sure you book your transit here.

Don’t have your own boat? Why not charter a yacht and explore the Crinan Canal and West Coast.

Once you’ve visited us, why not fill out our quick online visiting boats survey, and let us know about your experiences on the canal? We really appreciate feedback to help us improve the services we provide.


Your local waterway office

Crinan Canal Office
Pier Square
PA30 8DZ
T: 01546 603210