About Laggan

Laggan is our only base in the Caledonian Canal. Fort William and Ben Nevis (the UK’s highest mountain) is only 3.5 hours south of the base, while Inverness is only 9hrs to the north. So the whole region is easy to explore in a week. The famous Loch Ness is just a 3hr cruise from Laggan.

What you get on the base

Facilities

  • Toilets

Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Holiday Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.

 

Practical extras

  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Boat cleaning

Fun extras

  • Special occasion gift baskets

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.

Hotels

The Moorings – Tel: +44 (0) 1397 772 797

Letterfinlay – Tel: +44 (0) 1397 712 622

Glengarry Castle – Tel: +44 (0) 1809 501 254

Inverlochy Castle – Tel: +44 (0) 1397 702 177

Invergarry – Tel: +44 (0) 1809 501 206

Craigdarroch – Tel: +44 (0) 1456 486 400

Loch Ness House Hotel – Tel: +44 (0) 1456 450 991

Loch Lochy Youth – Tel: +44 (0) 1809 501 239

Lock Inn – Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366 302

Glen Loy Lodge – Tel: +44 (0) 1397 712 700

Old Pines – Tel: +44 (0) 1397 712 324

Restaurants

The Bothy Bite – Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366 701

An Crann – Tel: +44 (0) 1397 772 077

Fiddlers Restaurant – Tel: +44 (0) 1456 450 678

Scots Kitchen – Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366 361

The Eagle Inn – Tel: +44 (0) 7789 858 567

Shops

There are small supermarkets at Fort Augustus, Spean Bridge and Drumnadrochit, and large superstores in Inverness and Fort William. The local shop is the Seven Heads Store.

Tourist Info

Fort William - Tel: +44 (0) 1397 703 781

Inverness - Tel: +44 (0) 1463 234 353

Medical Facilities

Veterinary

Chris Evans

Victoria Road

Fort William

Tel: +44 (0) 1397 702 727

Opening hours

Mon - Thu 9am - 5pm. Fri - Sat 8:30am - 5:30pm

Address

West Highland Sailing, Laggan Locks
Spean Bridge
Fort William
Scotland
PH34 4EB
United Kingdom

Telephone

+44 (0) 1809 501 234

Travel to Laggan

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the number below.

 

 

Great Glen Travel (+44 (0) 1809 501 222 | [email protected])

 

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

 

  • Inverness Airport (INV) £95
  • Glasgow Airport (EDI) £230
  • Edinburgh Airport (GLA) £270
  • Spean Bridge Train Station £30
  • Fort William Train Station £40

By Road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas

 

Directions from the North

On the A82 travelling from the north (e.g. Inverness), approximately 3 miles(5km) south of Invergarry, 200 metres after The Well of the Seven Heads shop, take the road on the right signposted KILFINNAN and BALMAGLASTER. Travel 1.5 miles(2.5km) along this road, which is single track with passing places, and look down to your left. You will see ‘A’ framed wooden chalets, turn sharp left at the bottom of the hill just after the chalets crossing over a cattle grid. Pass in front of the chalets with the loch on your right, and follow the road into the boatyard car park.

 

Directions from the South

From Fort William take the A82 towards Inverness. Continue through Spean Bridge (do not turn in at the end of Loch Lochy where the sign says Laggan Locks. This will take you in to the wrong side of the canal), and after ca. 2 miles (3km) you will cross a swing bridge over the canal. Take the first left, signposted KILFINNAN, BALMAGLASTER. Travel 1.5.miles (2.5km) along this road, which is single track with passing places and look down to your left. You will see “A” framed wooden chalets, turn sharp left just after the chalets at the bottom of the hill, crossing over a cattle grid. Pass in front of the chalets with the Loch on your right, and follow the road into the boatyard car park.

 

Parking

Parking available on site

By Train

Closest train station(s):

  • Spean Bridge: 24km
  • Inverness: 65km
  • Fort William: 40k

By Air

Closest airport(s):

  • Inverness: 80km
  • Glasgow: 204km
  • Edinburgh:170km

Arrival at Laggan

When to arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.

Late arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our UK/IRE sales team. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Upon arrival

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive our base staff will:

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your holiday as well as engine wear and tear. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details.
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc.).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Your return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Local info