We look forward to welcoming you to the canal. For now we only have Crinan Canal and Caledonian Canal licences available.

Click here for information on Lowland Canal licences.

Please note that your selected arrival date is not a guarantee of time or date of travel. Your licence will commence on entry to the canal pending vessel and document checks by the lock keeper. T&Cs apply.

When booking your boat length please use metres and centimetres to give an accurate measurement of your vessel. For example, if your boat is 8.5 metres long, please enter 8 in the LOA of boat (metres) box and 50 into the LOA of boat (centimetres) box.

For information relating to Covid-19 and how it may affect your transit please click here.

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Border Restrictions – Quarantine

From 8th June 2020 Scotland and the UK have had in place entry restrictions at borders for Covid-19 security.  People arriving from countries without a current ‘travel corridor’ are subject to 14 days quarantine.

A list of countries with current travel corridors with Scotland can be found here.  Please note this list can and does change at very short notice.

Boaters are advised that it is NOT possible for people arriving into Scotland from a country without a current travel corridor to be aboard a vessel transiting through any of the Scottish Canals during their period of quarantine. People already aboard a vessel which has begun transit through one of the Scottish Canals when one of the travel corridors closes will however be allowed to continue their journey with the minimum number of overnight stops to complete their transit.

For more information relating to Covid-19 and how it may affect your transit please click here.

Crinan Canal bookings

Please contact the sea lock of arrival approximately 1 hour prior to discuss Port or Starboard entry.

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  • CSL 01546 830 285
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Commercial Booking

Vessels visiting the Caledonian Canal as part of a commercial itinerary, e.g. hotel boats that include the canal as part of their advertised programme, are subject to a 50 % surcharge on our short term licence fees.

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