A New Boat for 2017
For 2017 we will be operating Venturer, an Interceptor 42.
Powered by a 650 hp Volvo penta engine, Venturer is a fantastic sea boat which will allow us to go farther and you to see more on our trips. Look out for our new website and more details of the new boat, coming soon.
On board facilities
Facilities include a heated toilet suitable for persons with limited mobility and a heated wheel house with seating for up to 10 passengers, a small galley, and a canopy over half the passenger deck. Courtesy tea, coffee, hot chocolate, mineral water, squash and shortbread available.
Lindsay Johnston, originally from Perthshire, has lived and worked in Argyll for 38 years. He has 38 years sailing experience including 2 Atlantic crossings and a season in the Caribbean. He has also worked as a Countryside Ranger and has considerable knowledge of the area, its history and wildlife.
By telephone 9am - 9pm, please call 07747 023038
By email email@example.com (email may take time to respond to)
We regret that we can no longer take card payments due to the ever weakening mobile signal in Ardfern. Cash only please.
Please be on board at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
We accept advance bookings on trust, please do not pre book unless you intend to join us rain or shine.
Passengers with reduced mobility
Please advise when booking if special assistance is required.
Gift Vouchers available!
The perfect gift! Please contact us to order them.
Please allow plenty of time to travel, park, and make your way to the boat. Our roads can be slow, from Oban at least 1 hour, from Lochgilphead at least 45 mins. Free parking and toilets for customers at Ardfern Yacht Centre.
We regret we cannot wait for late arrivals, refunds will only be given if we are forced to cancel due to strong winds or any other unforeseeable circumstance.
Excitable dogs can scare wildlife. Well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement for a small charge of £1 per paw.
Departure times may vary, please check when booking. Please be on board 15 minutes prior to departure.
Venturer Prices 2017
Children under one go free
|2¼ hour Corryvreckan and Wildlife Boat Trip||Adult £30.00|
2½ hour Whirlpool and Wildlife Trip
|3 hour Corryvreckan & Wildlife Trip||Adult £40.00|
|4 hour Corryvreckan & Garvellachs & Wildlife Tour||Adult £50.00|
4 hour Whale and Wildlife Watching Boat Trip
Whale and Puffin Day Trip via Fingal's Cave (approx. 10 hours)
Jura Distillery & Corryvreckan Day Trip
|Private charter||Hour||2 Hour||2½ Hour
|3 Hour||4 Hour||Day|
|Up to 12 passengers||£160.00||£290.00||£360.00||£390.00||£480.00||£700 - £800.00|
Craignish Cruises, Ardfern, Argyll
Based at Ardfern Yacht Centre PA31 8QN
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Guest Houses and B&Bs
Garbhein B&B, Kilmelford Tel 01852 200526/mob 07747 023038 | Email Us Primrose Cottage B&B Ardfern
Achanduin Cottage, Ardfern
West Barravullin Bothy tel 01852 500602
Dunchraigaig Guest House
Rosebank B & B Kilmartin
Empire Travel Lodge Lochgilphead
Allt Na Craig House Ardrishaig
Kilfinan View B & B Ardrishaig
Glenburnie House Oban
Scottish Wildlife & Nature Tourism Operators' Association.
Recommended Whale and Dolphin Watch Operators
We are a WISE accredited Wildlife Safe operator