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Old 28 June 2011, 18:03   #1
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Has anyone launched at the great glen waterpark on Loch Oich. I am booked for a week there and dont know if it is worth taking the boat up as the loch looks pretty small. I'm also a bit confused over the access to the caledonian canal as it seems a bit pricey. Any info would be great.
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Old 28 June 2011, 18:49   #2
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not used the slip. Loch oich isn't very big but if you don't take the boat I bet you sit there wishing you had.

Cost of using the canal is about 65 quid for a 4m boat for 1wk, which is the minimum. However you only need to pay if you enter the analysed sections - essentially if you go through any locks. Bad news is the license is only available from ft William or inverness.

Potential to get to other cruising for a day from that base too...
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Thanks for the advice, i know you're right about wishing I had brought the boat. I may launch from Arisaig and do Skye. I know Arisaig well (from the beach) and it looks a navigational nightmare.
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Thanks for the advice, i know you're right about wishing I had brought the boat. I may launch from Arisaig and do Skye. I know Arisaig well (from the beach) and it looks a navigational nightmare.
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Thanks for the advice, i know you're right about wishing I had brought the boat. I may launch from Arisaig and do Skye. I know Arisaig well (from the beach) and it looks a navigational nightmare.
You can launch from Kyle of Lochalsh for Skye?
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If you go to Kyle you might as well just drive over!

I guess the rocks are the worry? Due caution & all that.

If you are talking a tow to Arisaig, there's plenty to see round Loch Linnhe and athe surrounding lochs as well.
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Take the boat pay the money. Loch Ness is possible in the day just.
the other way is just as pleasing. was up there last April. Hired a boat from carley cruisers, Inverness. Give them a ring at there boat yard for further information
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