Charters & Cruises

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.  That’s why we don’t just build great boats, we like to sail them too. Below you will find a little introduction to our Charter and Cruise interests. For more information click on the relevant link below each item.


Clyde Classic Sailing

lizzie-mayA berth on Lizzie May could provide the perfect break for experienced and armchair sailors alike. Whether travelling solo or in company, experience sailing like it used to be in the golden age of seafaring. Imagine sailing in stunning locations in good company on a classic wooden boat that encourages kinship and creates lasting memories. Round off a full day of total release from the stresses of modern life with good food and a trip ashore, experiencing the quiet satisfaction that comes from having worked the boat to its destination, surely the best way to arrive.

Visit the Lizzie May Charter website


Caledonian Discovery Ltd

FingalatNeptunesbyRichardEllCaledonian Discovery has two large holiday barges that cruise Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal in the Highlands of Scotland, providing a unique holiday experience amidst superb Highland scenery.You can have a holiday of gentle relaxation or fun and adventure with lots of activity – it really is up to you! Optional activities include walking, cycling, canoeing, and sailing and in addition, on our themed weeks we offer wildlife or music. Caledonian Discovery Ltd was formed in 1996 and is owned by Martin Balcombe. Martin ran the company very successfully with a single barge, Fingal of Caledonia, the second barge Ros Crana of Caledonia set sail on her first cruise in May 2013 doubling the capacity of the company.

Visit Caledonian Discovery’s website