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.
Please note that boat lengths will be checked at the sea lock and in the event that manual adjustments need to be made, an admin fee will apply.

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Border Restrictions – Quarantine

Update 15.03.22 – From Friday 18th March the UK and Scottish Governments have confirmed that all Covid 19 entry requirements will be removed for anyone entering the country regardless of their vaccination status – this includes passenger locator forms, pre-arrival testing, proof of vaccination and post-arrival testing.

Detailed guidance can be found on the government website : 

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

Caledonian Canal bookings

To maximise each locking at times of high demand in order to ensure all waiting boats are moved through a quickly as possible, the sea lock keeper will take boats in an order which fills each lock with the maximum number of boats.

Please be aware that lockings may not always be on a ‘first come first served’ basis but will recognise both arrival times and boat dimensions.

Crinan Canal bookings

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

  • ASL 01546 602 458
  • CSL 01546 830 285
  • VHF Ch74

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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