Crinan, Argyll & Bute, West Scotland

Crinan is one of the west coast’s best known havens, thanks to the popularity of the Crinan Canal as a short cut from the west coast to the Clyde. The sea-lock is open 7 days in high season. Apart from the total shelter offered by the basin and a good anchorage outside, Crinan has a hotel with a bar and coffee shop, and a boatyard offering the full range of boating services from repairs to moorings to fuel, chandlery, and more.

The area abounds in interesting walks, either along the canal, or on the forestry trails to the south. More information can be obtained, and a Skipper’s Guide downloaded, by visiting the Scottish Canals website, or by contacting the Canal Office.

British Waterways Scotland
Crinan Sea Lock: 00 44 1546 830285
Canal Office: 00 44 1546 603210
E-mail enquiries:
VHF Ch 74 (16), “Crinan Sea Lock”


Facilities include: Harbour Master, Marina Facility, Visitor Moorings, Anchorage, Mooring, Fee Payable, Fresh Water (hose not supplied), Marine Diesel, Gas, Chandler, Boatyard, Repair Services, Wi-Fi, Rubbish Disposal, Toilets, Showers, Bar, Restaurant.


Crinan is a beautiful small village with superb views over Loch Crinan . It has a hotel with bar and coffee shop and looks out across Loch Crinan to Duntrune Castle.