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Laggan Base Information

Rousing history and stunning landscapes await your arrival in the Highlands. Steeped in antiquity, the lush green hillsides clad in silvery heather simply exude the essence of Celtic myths and legends.

Transfers and Groceries

The base can arrange transfers from your arrival point to the base and can also do your food and drink shopping to stock up your boat before you arrive.

Base Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 9.00 to 5.00.
Friday and Saturday 8.30 to 5.30.
Sunday: Closed

Pre-arrange your taxi transfer

To make the start of your holiday run smoothly, why not pre-arrange your arrival transfer to our Laggan base.

Simply email your arrival details (i.e airport, arrival time, flight numbers, etc) to local transfer company Great Glen Travel at They will then confirm your booking by return of email.

Late Arrivals

Normal takeover time is 14.00 to 17.00. If you are going to arrive later please phone the boatyard (01809510234) where the duty engineer will tell you where your boat is and arrange to meet you. You will be given a full briefing the following morning.

When To Arrive:

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 17:30. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions.

If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11am and 12pm or from 2pm.

Your Return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 9am on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Upon Arrival:

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive or base staff will:

  • Take a fuel deposit to cover the fuel you use during your holiday. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit – if you have not purchased collision damage waiver. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Hotels and Restaurants

The Moorings– Tel. 01397772797
Inverlochy Castle– Tel. 01397702177
GlenLoy Lodge– Tel. 01397712700
Old Pines– Tel. 01397712324
Letterfinlay Lodge– Tel. 01397712692
Glengarry Castle– Tel. 01809501254
Invergarry– Tel. 01809501206
Inchnacardoch Hotel– Tel. 01456450900
Craigdarroch House Hotel– Tel. 01456486400
Drumnadrochit Hotel– Tel. 01465450218
The Loch Ness Inn– Tel. 01456450991
Smiddy House (14miles from base) – Tel. 0044 (0) 1397 712335
Lilac Cottage (14miles from base) – Tel. 0044 (0) 1809 501410

The Eagle Barge 07789858567
Loch Oich restaurant and Bar 01809 501383
The Bothy 01320 366710
The Lock Inn and Gillegorm Restaurant 01320 366302
Scots Kitchen 01320 366361
Oakwood Restaurant 01463861481

Scotland Laggan Scotland Loch

Golf and Other Attractions

Fort Augustus Golf Course - 01320366660
Fort William Golf Course - 01397704464
Torvean, golf course,Inverness - 01463225651
Steam Train Fort William - 08450945513
Cable Car up Anoch Mor - 08450945513
Adventure Activities - 08450945513
Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness
Fort Augustus locks and Museums
Loch Ness Monster and Exhibitions

Tourist Information Office

The nearest tourist information office are in:
Fort William - 0044 (0) 1397 703 781
Inverness - 0044 (0) 1463 234 353


Open parking – Free


There are small supermarkets at Fort Augustus, Spean Bridge and Drumnadrochit, and large superstores in Inverness and Fort William.

Transport Information


Inverness - 80km
Glasgow – 204km
Edinburgh – 170km

By Road:

From the South: From Fort William take the A82 towards Inverness. Continue through Spean Bridge, and after 13 miles (20km) you will cross a swing bridge over the canal. Take the first left, signposted Kilffinnan, Balmagaster. Travel 1.5.miles (2.5km) along this road, which is single track with passing places and look down to your left. You will see “A” framed wooden chalets, turn sharp left just after the chalets at the bottom of the hill, crossing over a cattle grid. Pass in front of the chalets with the Loch on your right, and follow the road into the boatyard car park.

From the North: On the A82 travelling from the north, approximately 3 miles(5km) south of Invergarry, 200 metres after The Well of the Seven Heads shop, take the road on the right signposted Kilffinnan and Balmagaster. Travel 1.5 miles(2.5km) along this road, which is single track with passing places, and look down to your left. You will see ‘A’ framed wooden chalets, turn sharp left at the bottom of the hill just after the chalets crossing over a cattle grid. Pass in front of the chalets with the loch on your right, and follow the road into the boatyard car park.

By Rail:

Spean Bridge - 24km
Inverness - 65km
Fort William - 40km