About the barge
Fingal has been running successful cruises since 1996. She is 39 metres long and has the capacity to carry 12 passengers and up to 6 crew members.
6 twin ensuite cabins, large dining and saloon area
Fingal of Caledonia detailed information
Displacement: 180 tonnes
Engine: Gardner 6LXB 180hp
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Construction: Riveted steel
Originally built: 1929 Belgium
Passenger boat conversion: 1995
Capacity: 12 guests and up to 6 crew
Operating area: The Great Glen including the Caledonian Canal, Loch Linnhe from Corran Narrows to Loch Eil, Beauly Firth and Moray Firth to Chanonry Point.
Acces to fingal
Fingal of Caledonia has 7 steep steps down from the deck into the boat at both ends. These have good handrails and we are very used to helping people up and down but the boat is in no way wheelchair accessible. When we are at anchor, access to and from the shore is by our smaller RIB support boat. Access to this boat is by a short ladder up to Fingal’s deck. Down below in Fingal there is a single step at each end of the cabin passage and single steps again up into the en-suite and into the shower. Guests must be able to climb a small ladder. This is for safety regulations so that persons can evacuate the barge in the event of a fire or other emergency situation.