West Highland Cruising and Sailing in Laggan, Loch Lochy, Inverness-Shire

Caledonian Canal

Telephone Bookings 0345 268 8555

Welcome to West Highland Cruising and Sailing located on the Caledonian Canal. Boat rental with West Highland Cruising and Sailing is a great way to explore everything there is to enjoy on the Caledonian Canal, located in Spean Bridge. On this page you will find information about the boats available for hire at West Highland Cruising and Sailing as well as photo galleries, reviews and secure online booking facilities.

Situated at a midway point on the Caledonian Canal between Loch Lochy and Loch Oich this base is ideally placed to offer a choice of cruising directions. Cruise from Laggan to Loch Oich, then on through a staircase of 5 locks in the pretty village of Fort Augustus and on to Drumnadrochit where you can moor below the unmistakable Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness. Alternatively, cruise down Loch Lochy to Gairlochy, under the shadow of Ben Nevis, and on through the Caledonian Canal to Neptunes Staircase – the longest staircase lock in the UK, comprising of eight locks.

Boats at West Highland Cruising and Sailing

Facilities

West Highland Cruising and Sailing offers the following facilities on board to help make your holiday on the Caledonian Canal as relaxing as possible:

240v inverter Warm air heating Galley including cooker, fridge and kettle CD Radio Hairdryer Bed linen, duvets and one bath and hand towel per person Rowing dinghies available at extra charge by prior arrangement Extra persons Car parking

Boat Hire Details

The following boats at West Highland Cruising and Sailing are available for hire. You can view details, photos, reviews and specifications below.

Braemore Cruiser

Attractive cruiser with dual steering. 10.36m x 3.66m (34ft x 12ft). 2 shower/WCs, 1 ensuite. Sliding door to access side deck. Dual steering from saloon and upper sundeck. 3 double, 2 double and 2 single or 1 double and 4 single.

Price Range
£769.00 to £1519.00 per week*
Changeover
Mon, Tue, Fri or Sat
Sleeps
6
Pets
Yes
Steering
Dual
Dimensions
10.36m x 3.66m (34ft x 12ft)
Berth
3 double, 2 double and 2 single or 1 double and 4 single
Features
Radio
Fixed Berths
Multi Shower
Multi Toilet
Bicycles Allowed

Capri Cruiser

Spacious rear sun deck with seating. 9.00m x 3.20m (29ft x 10ft 6in). Large rear deck with seating. Rear well access for easy boarding. Raised steering position with opening roof. 1 double and 1 single.

Price Range
£575.00 to £935.00 per week*
Changeover
Mon or Fri
Sleeps
3
Pets
Yes
Steering
Aft
Dimensions
9.00m x 3.20m (29ft x 10ft 6in)
Berth
1 double and 1 single
Features
Shower/WC
Aft steering
Double doors

Curlew Cruiser

Modern six berth cruiser with dual steering and sundeck. 9.45m x 3.51m (31ft x 11ft 6in). 2 shower/WCs, 1 ensuite. Picture windows in saloon. Dual steering from saloon and upper sundeck. 3 double or 2 double and 2 single.

Price Range
£819.00 to £1599.00 per week*
Changeover
Tue or Sat
Sleeps
6
Pets
Yes
Steering
Dual
Dimensions
9.45m x 3.51m (31ft x 11ft 6in)
Berth
3 double or 2 double and 2 single
Features
Fixed Berths
Multi Shower
Multi Toilet
Bicycles Allowed

Cygnet Cruiser

Compact classic style cruiser, ideal for couples or smaller families. 9.30m x 3.35m (30ft 6in x 11ft). Patio doors to large rear deck. 1 double and 2 single.

Price Range
£595.00 to £955.00 per week*
Changeover
Tue or Sat
Sleeps
4
Pets
Yes
Steering
Centre
Dimensions
9.30m x 3.35m (30ft 6in x 11ft)
Berth
1 double and 2 single
Features
Shower/WC
Centre steering

Kingfisher Cruiser

Compact, comfortable cruiser, ideal for couples or smaller families. 8.25m x 3.10m (27ft x 10ft 2in). Aft deck ideal for fishing. Sliding doors to rear deck with seating. Rear well access for easy boarding. Raised centre steering position for good visibility. 2 double or 1 double and 2 single.

Price Range
£575.00 to £935.00 per week*
Changeover
Mon, Tue, Fri or Sat
Sleeps
4
Pets
Yes
Steering
Centre
Dimensions
8.25m x 3.10m (27ft x 10ft 2in)
Berth
2 double or 1 double and 2 single
Features
Shower/WC
Fixed Berths
Multi Shower
Multi Toilet
Centre steering
Bicycles Allowed

The most popular yacht in the fleet, suitable for all levels of sailing experience. 8.53m x 3.05m (28ft x 10ft) Headroom 1.83m (6ft). Shower/WCEngine: Nanni diesel. Galley including double burner, grill, oven and fridge. Chart table opposite galley. Spacious cockpit and unobstructed deck areas. Recessed boarding platform incorporated into the transom. 240v system (from shore power). 2 double and 2 single or 1 double and 4 single.

Price Range
£649.00 to £1109.00 per week*
Dimensions
8.53m x 3.05m (28ft x 10ft) Headroom 1.83m (6ft)
Features
Hot water
Warm air heating

Royal Star Cruiser

A classic design for this comfortable and spacious cruiser. 12.80m x 4.10m (41ft 11in x 13ft 5in). Dual steering postion from saloon and upper deck. 3 double and 2 single.

Price Range
£1005.00 to £1745.00 per week*
Changeover
Mon or Fri
Sleeps
8
Pets
Yes
Steering
Dual
Dimensions
12.80m x 4.10m (41ft 11in x 13ft 5in)
Berth
3 double and 2 single
Features
Shower
Separate WC
Multi Shower
Multi Toilet
Bicycles Allowed
Ensuite shower/WC

Offering family value and comfort, with patio doors to the rear deck ideal for sunbathing or fishing. 11.28m x 3.66m (37ft x 12ft). 2 shower/WCs, 1 ensuite. Aft well ideal for fishing and sunbathing. Picture windows in saloon. Patio doors to large rear deck. 3 double or 2 double and 2 single.

Price Range
£635.00 to £1149.00 per week*
Dimensions
11.28m x 3.66m (37ft x 12ft)
Features
Centre steering

The ideal cruising yacht for all classes of sailor. 9.30m x 3.20m (30ft 6in x 10ft 6in) Headroom 1.83m (6ft). Rig: Masthead Bermudan, roller reefing headsail, slab reefing mainsail. Fin keel.Engine: Yanmar diesel.This boat does not have a fridge but provides a coolbox and ice packs on request.Cold water only. Galley including double burner and grill. Fan heater from shore power. Mainsheet mounted on the cabin top leaves cockpit clear. Large cockpit and wide side decks. 1 double and 3 single.

Price Range
£569.00 to £865.00 per week*
Dimensions
9.30m x 3.20m (30ft 6in x 10ft 6in) Headroom 1.83m (6ft)
Features
WC

West Highland Cruising and Sailing Reviews

Looking for reviews of West Highland Cruising and Sailing? The following displays a selection of West Highland Cruising and Sailing reviews and have been sourced from Google reviews.

Rated 3 out of 5 by david innes on 22nd August 2019

Wonderful location , friendly staff but some of the smaller boats should be retired. ( As one of the staff said.. we agreed) Boat not clean... Pans had dried food, internal vents had years of grime, only one windshield wiper, demisting was a shower wiper. Toilet smelled of human waste when we got boat... late Saturday and for entire voyage. Multiple holes in roof where several bodged repairs to roof handle ensured a shower for the captain every rainy day. Newer larger boats look much better. The boat we had, Cygnet was again to quote the staff, the worst to get in and out of... Reserve the right to reject on inspection.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom Kurvits on 6th June 2018

Our group of 10 had an excellent experience hiring 2 boats here for a long weekend. All the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and professional, they even sorted out a grumpy loch keeper for us. We had a fantastic time going up and down the Caledonia canal, and our instructor even told us the best pubs to visit! Looking forward to going back.

Rated 4 out of 5 by Peter Davies on 26th January 2020

Good selection of motor cruisers and sailing boats for hire at reasonable prices

Rated 5 out of 5 by Foz Man on 10th May 2018

Had a great mini break, helpful staff, we will be back. Great holiday!!

Rated 3 out of 5 by Christine Heinsohn on 14th May 2019

Staff was friendly and helpful. Do not hire a Morning Star. Older boats that have seen hard service.

* Prices may be subject to change. To confirm final price, proceed to full details & booking.