Life On Board

With just twelve guests aboard we make a week-long journey along the Great Glen, traversing the Highlands of Scotland from coast to coast between Fort William and Inverness


The unhurried pace allows plenty of time to relax and enjoy the area as the barge spends just half of each day cruising. You have the option to stay on board and enjoy the fun of the waterway and the locks or you can make the journey under your own steam by walking, cycling, canoeing or sailing along the Great Glen by the Caledonian Canal.

Once we are safely tied up or at anchor there are woodland and riverside walks, castles and places of interest to visit, mountains galore, towpaths, and off road tracks for cycling. For the more active there are a variety of water sport options. Quiet canal reaches, rivers, shallow bays or more challenging stretches of open water give us a variety of options each day. The activity options depend on where we are, what you would like to do, your chosen cruise and of course the weather conditions.

In the evening we all get back together over a fantastic freshly made meal, share stories of our adventures and make plans for the following day.

At mealtimes all guests and crew sit together around a large table and typically meals are as follows:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Lunch 1pm
  • Dinner 7pm

Coffee and a variety of teas are available at all times with home baking on some afternoons. On cruises where guests are on a full day of activity packed lunches will be provided.



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