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.

Due to government restrictions to reduce the spread of Coronavirus we have had to delay certain vacations, either because we are unable to open our bases, or because customers are unable to travel. Please check if your vacation is directly affected by Coronavirus.

 

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

No current restrictions

Due to water hazards and challenging navigation during our 2020 boating season we advise all customers who plan to visit Perth do so by cruising and mooring at Lower Beverages lock and taking a taxi to Perth.

No current restrictions

Helpful link: Environment Agency

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

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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 1-800-734-5491