Boating Holidays in Scotland

Heading for Urquhart Castle from Drumnadrochit Harbour Amber sailing on Loch Ness Sailing past Urquhart Castle

Our sailing yachts were chosen for their suitability for newcomers to sailing, combining well-mannered handling with sparkling performance under sail.

All yachts are tiller-steered, which gives a real 'feel' for the helm to the novice sailor. Fin keels assure stability and great sailing performance. Sail handling is kept simple with roller-reefing Genoas and slab reefing mainsails. All have reliable and economical diesel engines.

The interiors are designed to be practical both under sail and when moored. All feature a well-fitted galley and a separate toilet compartment. The YCA29 and Sigma 33 yachts have cold water only, while the Moody 28 has both hot water and blown air heating. All yachts have a full inventory of safety equipment.

Before you set off a member of our staff will give you as much sailing tuition as is required to see you safely off on your cruisng adventure. Once you are under way you decide how much sailing versus motoring you want to do - although to a certain extent this will naturally depend on the weather. ind is not guaranteed, but it is a rare week when there is no suitable sailing breeze at some point.

(Please note that the yachts can only be sailed on Loch Lochy, Loch Ness and the wider part of Loch Oich. Make sure that you have the sails down and the engine on in plenty of time before entering the canal itself.)

Yachts can be hired per week, and mid-week or weekend short breaks are available except in July and August. Hire periods start in the afternoon and finish in the morning. A non-refundable damage waiver of £60 is charged, plus a £40 fuel deposit.


If sailing isn't your thing then we also offer a comprehensive range of motor cruisers for hire.   Please see our main site for details.

West Highland Sailing   Laggan Locks   Spean Bridge   Fort William   PH34 4EB     Tel: _+44(0)1809 501234

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