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Waterways and lock closures

Boating vacations rely on waterways, and even during boating season navigation may not always be possible. Disruption could be caused by a lock or bridge needing maintenance, or there may not be the right level of water to safely navigate.

Use the information below to see all of the current navigation restrictions in place in our boating regions:

No current restrictions

Lock opening times

  • June 24 to September 2: Monday to Thursday 9am-6pm - Friday to Sunday 9am-7pm
  • Sept 3 to Oct 14: Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday to Sunday 9am-5pm. We recommend booking early check in and late check out for 3 day short breaks

 

No current restrictions

Helpful link: Environment Agency

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

St Jean de Losne/Branges: Due to low water levels, The Canal du Centre will close from 6th August until further notice. Consequently you will not be able to enter this canal at Chalon sur Saone

  • Decize: Due to low water levels, The Canal du Centre will close from 6th August until further notice. Consequently you will not be able to enter this canal at Digoin.
  • Migennes: Due to low water levels, the Canal de Bourgogne (section Migennes to St Florentin, Tonnerre, Ancy-le-Franc) will close from the 26th July until further notice. Navigation on the Yonne river is still possible.
  • The Villeneuve-sur-Yonne lock is broken and will not operate until the end of season. You will not be able to cruise from Migennes to Chatillon-sur-Loire or vice-versa.

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

  • From the 30th Sept, navigation will be stopped at the entrance of Cognac (PK 56) because of maintenance works - you will not be able to reach Saintes by canal.

No current restrictions

Our Potsdam base will be affected by maintenance work at the Zaaren locks. Only return cruises on our Cirrus boats will be operating until April 2020 from our Potsdam base. Our base in Marina Wolfsbruch will be operating as usual so return cruises from there will not be impacted. However, due to the maintenance work you will be unable to cruise from Marina Wolfsbruch into Berlin until this work is complete.

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

During the Sail 2020 Event (12-16 August 2020), you won’t be able to cruise to Amsterdam. You can still easily reach Amsterdam by mooring at Weesp, Utrecht or Gouda and taking a quick train.

From 21st October onwards, the lockmasters in Scotland will be looking after multiple locks. This may mean that it will take you a little longer to pass through. We recommend that you call ahead of reaching the lock to make them aware that you will need their assistance.

 

Helpful link: Scottish Canals

Need help?

If any of the above information effects your vacation please do contact the team to discuss the options that are available to you AU: 1800 118 940 / NZ: 0800 449 891