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Crinan Canal Office in Ardrishaig 01546 603210
Crinan Sea Lock 01546 830285 or VHF 74
Ardrishaig Sea Lock 01546 602458 or VHF 74
Probably the most important information we can give is that there is a Skippers Guide available at
You also will be issued with one on entering the Canal.
The Canal is only six miles long and, with luck, can be transited in a single day but I would have a look at the tides and streams at Crinan as a first point of reference because the arrival/departure there is going to be governed by those parameters.
Operating hours from early May to mid September are 0830 to 1730 seven days a week with an extra “late opening by request” until 1930 from Thursday to Sunday. The last locking must commence half an hour before closing time and all locks/bridges cease operations for lunch from 1200 to 1230.
The minimum time for transit is given as five or six hours. You can see from this that it may be pointless pushing to get through the Canal in a hurry only to find that you end up having to anchor off Crinan until the tide turns in the Firth of Lorne - far better to potter up and leave yourself time to get out next morning. ... read more