Crinan Canal

Explore the Crinan Canal, Britain's most beautiful shortcut! Take a look at boat trips, holidays, things to do and lots more!

The Crinan Canal is open for the 2022 season until 30 September, 7 days a week.

First boat movements start at 08:30.

The last boat movement of the day is at 17:00.

A typical canal transit takes a full day.

After 17:00 no boats may travel on the canal due to end-of-day water control and shut-down requirements. However, there are areas on the canal which are unsuitable for overnight stay or, suitable overnight locations may be full. Canal operatives may therefore restrict boats moving towards such areas earlier than 17:00 to prevent boats from overnighting in unsuitable locations.