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 

Fishing

A fishing license is required for Loch Ness and half of Loch Oich.

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

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue and Thu: 10am – 4pm. Sun: Closed | If there is no one at the base at a specific time during these hours, the phone number below will be diverted and an alternative number will also be displayed at the base.

Address

Le Boat, Laggan Locks
Spean Bridge
Fort William
Scotland
PH34 4EB
United Kingdom

Telephone

+44 (0) 1809 501 234

Travel to Laggan

By Train

Closest train station(s):

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

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 onsite is bookable in advance via our sales team.

 

Car rental 

By Air

Closest airport(s):

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

You can fly direct to Inverness from Amsterdam, Zurich, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Gatwick, Jersey, London City, Luton and Manchester.

 

Buses run from Inverness Airport to Inverness Bus Station every half hour between 7:10am and 4:15pm, then hourly until 11:05pm when they stop at 5:35am.  This journey costs approximately £4 to £5 for a one-way. Timetables can be viewed through a link at Inverness Airport website: www.hial.co.uk/inverness-airport  Contact number: +44 (0)1667464000

 

Once at Inverness Bus Station, you can catch a bus to Laggan Locks. Price ranges from £10 to £15 for a single journey.  To view timetables and book go to the City Link website: www.citylink.co.uk

To book a taxi to or from the Laggan base, you can contact the numbers below for a quote.

Taxi companies in Spean Bridge/ Fort William/Inverness area 

  • Airport Taxis Inverness: 00 44 (0) 1463262828
  • A2B Taxi’s Inverness:   00 44 (0) 1463807060
  • Taxi’s Inverness:  00 44 (0) 1463800069
  • Inverness Taxi’s and Minibus: 00 44 (0) 1463262830
  • CityTaxi's, Inverness:  00 44 (0) 1463222555
  • Capital Taxi's, Inverness:   00 44 (0) 1463808080
  • Inverness Taxi's:   00 44 (0) 1463222222
  • Drumnadrochit Taxi Service:   00 44 (0) 1456450617
  • Loch Ness Travel:   00 44 (0) 1456450550
  • Al's Taxi, Spean-Bridge:   00 44 (0) 7733896163
  • Clansman Taxi's:   00 44 (0) 1397703334
  • Coul Cabs:  00 44 (0) 1397702525
  • Caberfeidh Taxi's:  00 44 (0) 1397703335

Arrival at Laggan

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

 

We’ve been awarded the World Travel & Tourism Council's 'Safe Travels Stamp.' The Safe Travels Stamp is an international symbol designed to allow travellers to recognize governments and companies around the world, which have adopted health and hygiene, standardized protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.  That means our operations are upholding the highest standards of health and safety and demonstrating they are adhering to the global health protocols issued by the WTTC and that we have all the required health and safety processes in place to safely operate. We look forward to see you.

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

Electric car charging points

At The Lovat, Fort Augustus, PH32 4DU - Charge Point No 53422 (16 km)