Boats & Bookings

Getting out on the canal couldn’t be easier. To hire our boat for a private event, party or meeting in Edinburgh choose the Lochrin Belle information below. If you prefer to drive a boat yourself take a look at the Jaggy Thistle or our Training options


Canal Boat Hire – Both boats are beautiful, light and versatile spaces – perfect for a range of activities



Lochrin Belle

Moored at Edinburgh Quay, Fountainbridge. The Lochrin Belle is a fully accessible space carrying up to 35 passengers and ideal for parties and meetings. Our skipper and crew will do everything they can to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Cruising Rates:

Private bookings from £159 per hour

Charity bookings from £115 per hour

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Lochrin Belle

Jaggy Thistle, Self-Drive Day Boat


Jaggy Thistle is a cute and cosy 32 feet narrow boat – perfect for a fun day out! The boat is self drive and is available for day hire, carrying up to 8 passengers. It’s easy to manage and has all the equipment you need for a relaxing cruise, including a fully fitted kitchen and WC. A unique way to experience the Falkirk Wheel

Daily rates:

Friday – Sunday £250 (+ refundable deposit)

Daily hire from 9.30-17.00

NEW FOR 2019:  We can offer the services of a skipper to either get you on your way, onto and over the Falkirk Wheel and through the top locks for a fee of £50 OR a skipper for the full day so you can sit back and enjoy the experience for a fee of £100.  Please email or call to arrange.

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Jaggy Thistle at the Falkirk Wheel on the Union Canal


As an accredited RYA Inland Waterways training provided we can deliver Helmsman training.

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