There are so many ways to enjoy boating holidays on the Scottish canals, from self drive hires, to fully catered cruises. Take a look at some options below.
The Union Canal and Forth and Clyde Canal
The Union Canal links with the Forth & Clyde Canal at Falkirk, providing a network of holiday opportunities that takes you right across Scotland.
On an Alvechurch narrowboat, you are welcomed as part of the scenery, rather than just another tourist. Your whole holiday is at walking pace, there's time to savour the scenery, talk to people and get in touch with a more social type of lifestyle.
There is nothing quite like a narrowboat holiday. Enforced relaxation while drifting along at no more than 4 miles per hour, enforced activity as you come to a flight of locks. Camaraderie when you meet other boaters, friendliness when you tie up at the pub for a drink or a meal.
Our Falkirk base is right at the foot of the stunning Falkirk Wheel, with routes west towards Glasgow, and east to Edinburgh through great Scottish Lowlands scenery!
The Crinan Canal
Enjoy a holiday relaxing along the stunning Crinan Canal. Gentle cruising by steamboat or charter a yacht through the canal locks and head for the exciting sailing grounds of the West Coast of Scotland.
A unique holiday experience on board a traditional, wooden ketch. Cruise the Crinan Canal and surrounding waters with your own onboard skipper and cook.
A Para Handy holiday for you among the Scottish Islands. Enjoy the nostalgia of genuine steamboat cruising and relive the romance of a generation gone.
The Caledonian Canal
Make a holiday of it! This part of Scotland is stunningly beautiful and ideal for canal holidays. Hire a yacht or cruiser and spend time exploring the waters of the Caledonian Canal or sit back and relax and enjoy your stay on a hotel boat or holiday barge.
We have 2 large comfortable barges that cruise Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal in the Highlands of Scotland, providing a unique holiday experience amidst superb Highland scenery.
Explore 60 miles of one of Europe's most beautiful inland waterways with one of our cruisers.
European Waterways Luxury Barge Cruises in Europe. Cruise along the Great Glen from Inverness towards Fort William on the luxury hotel barge Scottish Highlander.
Boating holidays along the rivers and waterways of Europe. Cruise the Caledonian Canal for a true taste of the Highlands.
Take a cruise on the 'Lord of the Glens', the only passenger vessel that is able to both navigate the Scottish inland waterways of the Caledonian Canal and the open sea.