Join us for a Scottish Canal's boat trip, or perhaps, charter or hire a yacht or cruiser and spend time exploring the waters of the canals.
Boat tours from Scottish Canals
Boat tours with external companies
There are companies offering tours across the canals and lochs in Scotland, see some of these below:
Tours on the Caledonian Canal:
Whether you're after a slow, scenic cruise, or a thrilling fast RIB trip, Cruise Loch Ness offers a range of ways to explore the beauty of Loch Ness.
Jacobite Cruises have been operating for over 40 years offering the chance to take in the wonders of the Caledonian Canal and explore the mysterious waters of Loch Ness.
Seagull Trust offers free canal cruising along the Caledonian Canal for those with special needs.
Get up close and personal with the stunning scenery, history and mystery of Nessie with the Beasty Boats 1 hour RIB boat tour.
Tours on the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals:
Welcome to The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society, one of the smallest and friendliest canal societies on the Scottish Lowland Canals. We own two narrowboats: Bluebell, a 45 foot boat which is used for public boat trips and Roseann, for canal environmental work.
The Forth & Clyde Canal Society is a charity operated by volunteers working to promote the Canals through boat trips, talks and heritage walks.
The Jaggy Thistle is a cosy 32-foot self-drive canal dayboat available for day hire from Falkirk. She carries up to 8 passengers, suits all ages and comes with kitchen facilities and an on-board WC. Boaters can stay on the Forth and Clyde or go over the Falkirk Wheel onto the Union Canal. You will be provided with a full briefing before setting off.
Cruise the calm and peaceful canal to the Avon Aqueduct in comfort on board the "St Magdalene" or journey the town stretch on "Victoria", a replica of a Victorian steam packet boat or pop in and visit the tearoom and museum.
Re-Union Canal Boats is part of the Fountainbridge Canalside Community Trust. We are a social enterprise and provide private hire and canal experiences on our boats, the Lochrin Belle (wide-beam barge up to 35 people), Waterwitch (narrow-beam canal boat) and Kingfisher (small electric open boat). All profits go to supporting the aims of the organisation – making our local area a better place to live, work, do business and visit.
Seagull Trust Cruises charity offers free cruises on Scotland’s canals for people with special needs. We have cruises leaving from: Falkirk, Kirkintilloch and Ratho and boats that are designed to enable a family with a disabled member to enjoy a trip afloat the canals.
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