More boat moving

It’s a glorious at Laggan today, after a frosty start the skies are blue and the sun is beaming, as it was such good weather the men decided to move some more boats down to Loch Lochy.  It’s just a couple of weeks until we are open, so everybody is working very hard to get the boats ready for the season. 

All Hands On Deck!

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It was all hands on deck yesterday as we started moving our boats from their winter moorings on the Canal back down to our operating pontoons on Loch Lochy.

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It was a good day to move them through, better than doing it doing it today as it is blowing a hoolie!

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A couple of fishing trawlers came through yesterday while the locks were open.

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The Canal is open at the moment by arrangement, the spring hours start on Monday 24th March – they will be open from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

So far today we have seen a private yacht called Endeavour, (the crew were heading for Gibraltar where they are meeting up with some other crew members, the journey is to commemorate the 2nd world war and has been organised by ex Marines) and there have also been a couple of large Trawlers from Scandanavia.

Website Updates

Our web design company Webcraft UK   have  been busy over the Winter making our website even more user-friendly than it was before.

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~ Description
~ Specifications
~ ‘Whole Boat’ photo
~ Start and finish days for the boat
~ Prices for that boat
~ Photo gallery showing the accommodation
~ Availability calendar that shows you if the boat type you want is available for the dates you want
~ Direct link to boat-specific booking form

We think these changes will make using our website to choose and book your Caledonian canal cruising holiday even easier than it was before. You can see the new layout below – click anywhere in the image to take you to the same page on the website.

New layout for boat pages

High Summer Cruising, Low Summer Prices

 

Cygnet

Capri and Cygnet now reduced in price for the high season

We have reduced the high season  prices of our Cygnet and Capri cruisers for this year, meaning you pay the same low price for any  week from the end of June right through to the end of August.

Cygnet is a small but very well appointed cruiser  ideal for couples or smaller families. She sleeps up to four in 2 singles & 1 double and has a separate saloon & galley with dinette With patio doors to the large rear deck and warm air heating she is ready to enjoy whatever the weather. The price from June 26th through to Augist 30th 2013 is just £819

CapriCapri is a chic compact cruiser, ideal for a couple or three people. Thre is a spacious  forward cabin with a large double bed, while the saloon has a  dining table which is convertible into a comfy single.

Capri is ready for those long Summer days with a raised exterior steering position with opening roof and a large rear deck with seating. You can rent Capri right through July and August for just £799 per week.

Click here for more details on Cygnet and Capri

 

Teach yourself to sail and have the holiday of a lifetime

YCA 29 - from less than £500n per weekkWe have just added some pictures of the accommodation on board our fleet of sailing yachts to the website.

Our sailing  yacht charter  is, we believe,  unique in Scotland – the only opportunity for complete novices to try their hand at sailing with no need to go on courses first or acquire any ‘tickets’.  With no tides and simple navigation sailing novices can charter our yachts and enjoy a carefree boating holiday among some of the finest scenery in Scotland. As much sailing tuition as is required by the novice sailor is provided before you set off.

All our cruising yachts have reliable engines, so how much or how little you actually sail during your boating holiday is entirely up to you. Even if you don’t get the sails up you will still enjoy a holiday you will never forget as skipper of your own boat on the beautiful Caledonian Canal, the UK’s most spectacular inland waterway.

Because of our situation  near the middle of the canal, at the Eastern end of Loch Lochy, there are no deadlines or timetables. When you go aboard  you can choose to spend your first night on our pontoon or cruise off  Westwards down Loch Lochy with no need to worry about locking times.  If you choose to go East  from our base at Laggan Locks your route will take you through gentle Loch Oich with its tree covered shores and on to Fort Augustus, from where you can sail for over twenty miles on Loch Ness, the most famous of Scotland’s lochs.

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If you have always wanted to try sailing a modern yacht but thought it was too expensive or would take too long to learn, why not take a look at our dedicated sailing mini-site and check out our amazing prices.

You could  be skippering your own yacht under sail  through Scotland’s finest scenery this year.

 Check out our dedicated sailing site here

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