Corpach Basin lies at the end of Loch Linnhe and is the western entrance to the Caledonian Canal. 

Stretching from Fort William to Inverness, the Caledonian Canal is 60 miles long of which 22 miles are man-made and the rest are natural lochs, namely Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, the famous Loch Ness and Loch Dochfour.

  • Spring 7 days                                              08:30-17:30
  • Summer (June, July, August) 7 days     08:00-18:00
  • Autumn 7 days                                            08:30-17:30
  • Winter (Nov - March) Mon - Fri                09:00-16:00


Entrance to Corpach Basin

Length                                                  61.8m (203ft)

Beam                                                    10.6m (35ft)

Draught                                                4.11m (13ft 6in)

Please note that headroom space is unlimited on this section of the canal. Sea Lock operation is tidal, when the low tide is 1.3m or less the sea lock is unavailable for 2 hours either side of low water. 

Check with Supervisor/Sea Lock Keeper for depths during low spring tides. 

Corpach to Inverness

Length                                                  45.7m (150ft)

Beam                                                    10.6m (35ft)

Draught                                                4.11m (13ft 6in) Freshwater

Headroom                                            34.9m (114ft 8in)

Air draft at Kessock Bridge is 29m (95ft) at mean high water springs. 

For more information, please contact Inverness Harbour on 01463 715715.

Vessels with freshwater draught over 3m (9ft 11in) are advised to contact the Canal Office 48 Hrs before arrival.

  • Fresh Water, Fuel and Electricity available.
  • VHF Channels 16 and 74.
  • Jetty outside for larger vessels (subject to availability)
  • Wharfage Facilities available

Charges vary depending on the services required. Please contact the Sea Lock Office for further information. 

Corpach Basin lies at the end of Loch Linnhe and is the western entrance to the Caledonian Canal.

Latitude 56° 00’N / Longitude 05° 26’W

Operations Supervisor & Harbour Master:  Mr Steven Ingram

Duty Sea Lock Keeper:                                07917 348025

Sea Lock Office Tel:                                      01397 772249

Emergency (Out of hours):                        0800 072 9900