Life On Board

With just twelve guests, 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.

Once we are safely tied up or at anchor there are woodland and riverside walks, castles and places of interest to visit and towpaths or off-road tracks for cycling.  Quiet canal reaches, rivers, shallow bays and more challenging stretches of open water give us a variety of sailing and canoeing options.

We have a great reputation for freshly prepared good food and our chefs are happy to cater for all dietary needs.

Breakfast includes porridge, cereal, yoghurt and fresh fruit, followed by toast and a hot cooked option.

At lunchtime we have home-made bread, soup and fresh salads.  Packed lunches are individually prepared for guests who are out and about

Dinner consists of a main course with two options, dessert and cheeseboard.  Local produce is sourced wherever possible including: fresh fish from Mallaig; wild Scottish venison and Aberdeen Angus beef.


Home-baking often welcomes us back on the boat after an afternoon of activities.

Meals are informal with guests and crew sitting together around a large table.  Stories about adventures are shared and plans are made for the following day.



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