Ahoy matey! Holidays on the water

In light of COVID-19, everyone's health and safety is the most important thing. Hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation have been advised not to accept visitors at the present time. This means despite the love and desire to share our friendly, passionate and unique country, we must ask everyone at this time not to travel to or around Scotland. Please stay safe everyone.

Have you ever thought about staying on a boat for your holiday?

This unusual type of holiday break is a great way to see Scotland from a unique perspective. Whether you take in the ever-changing landscape from a canal barge, or charter a sail boat to explore Scotland's islands, you'll be able to discover the hidden gems of Scotland at your leisure.

On board a boat, you might:

  • Sail the Caledonian Canal and visit wonderful attractions, including the ruins of Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness.
  • Go with a skipper and a crew - navigation, deck chores and delicious meals are sorted, so all you need to do is unwind.
  • Hop aboard a boat on Scotland's west coast and spot wildlife as you journey around Argyll's islands, or even up to the Outer Hebrides.
  • Stay central; stay still. Book a static houseboat or a city centre 'boatel' on a canal and enjoy the simple pleasures of life on water without the need for sea legs.

More of a landlubber? Book a boathouse

If a holiday on board a boat sounds just a tad too adventurous, but Scotland's fine waters still appeal to you, then consider the merits of a boathouse:

  • Often set in secluded locations - the perfect way to enjoy a peaceful and romantic getaway.
  • The buildings are quite often historic, and many come tastefully decorated, with open fireplaces, exposed beams and period features as well as other luxurious touches.
  • You might even have your own private loch, or a deck overlooking the water, perfect for al fresco breakfasts.

Sounds like bliss, doesn't it?