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Craignish Cruises
Ardfern, By Lochgilphead
Argyll, Scotland
PA31 8QN
07747 023038
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Sea Leopard - boat trips
Sea Leopard II cruising round the
West Coast of Scotland

Lindsay Johnston, Skipper of Sealeopard II
Lindsay Johnston, Skipper of the Sealeopard II

Beehive cell at the Garvellachs
Beehive cell at the Garvellachs

Sea Leopard Moored
Sea Leopard II leaving Ardfern marina

Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin

Corryvreckan from Craignish
Jura and Scarba from Craignish

Craignish Point
Craignish Point

Ardfern Sunset
Ardfern Sunset

Our Wedding on Jura
Our Wedding on Jura

Landing on Scarba
Landing on Scarba

Porpoise at the Bow
Porpoise at the Bow

Garvellach Isles
Garvellach Isles

The Boat

Sea Leopard II is a purpose built 12 meter Blyth catamaran powered by twin Iveco 400hp engines giving a cruising speed of 12 knots, top speed 18 knots.

She is fitted with the latest Garmin electronics and the most up to date safety gear.

The Blyth is a well proven hull often used for exposed wind farm work which uses cutting edge design for enhanced stability.

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.

The Skipper

Lindsay Johnston, originally from Perthshire, has lived and worked in Argyll for 36 years. He has 36 years sailing experience including 2 Atlantic crossings. He has also worked as a Countryside Ranger and has considerable knowledge of the area, its history and wildlife.

Booking:

By telephone 9am - 9pm, please call 07747 023038

Tickets can also be purchased on board by card or cash (no Amex), or at the Tourist Information Centres in Oban, Tarbert or Inveraray.

Or turn up on the day on the chance of seats still being available.

Passengers with reduced mobility

Please advise when booking if special assistance is required.

Gift Vouchers available

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.

Dogs

Excitable dogs can scare wildlife. Well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement.

Departure times may vary, please check when booking. Please be on board 15 minutes prior to departure.

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PRICES 2014

Children under one go free

2 hour Wildlife Trip Adults £26.00
Children £16.00
2 adults 1 child - £62.00
2 adults 2 children - £76.00
2 adults 3 children - £90.00
(additional child £14.00)
2¼ hour Whirlpool Experience Adults £38.00
Children £28.00
2 adults 1 child - £94.00
2 adults 2 children - £119.00
2 adults 3 children - £144.00
(additional child £24.00)
3 hour Corryvreckan & Wildlife Trip Adults £38.00
Children £28.00
2 adults 1 child - £94.00
2 adults 2 children - £119.00
2 adults 3 children - £144.00
(additional child £24.00)
4 hour Corryvreckan & Garvellachs Tour Adults £48.00
Children £34.00
2 adults 1 child - £117.00
2 adults 2 children - £147.00
2 adults 3 children - £178.00
(additional child £24.00)

Whale/Wildlife watching 4 hour trip

Adults £50.00
Teenager (under 16) £40.00

Whale/wildlife watching 7 hour trip

Adults £80.00
Teenagers (under 16) £70.00


Private charter Hour 2 Hour 3 Hour 4 Hour 8 Hour
Up to 12 passengers £160.00 £290.00 £400.00 £500.00 £900.00

Water Taxi

Sea Leopard can transport people, bicycles, camping gear etc to and from the Islands.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Please phone for a quote.

Location

Map showing location of Craignish Cruises
Craignish Cruises, Ardfern, Argyll
Based at Ardfern Yacht Centre PA31 8QN
Ardfern Turnoff
Ardfern Turnoff

Links

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Wild Scotland Member

Scottish Wildlife & Nature Tourism Operators' Association.
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Seawatch Foundation

Recommended Whale and Dolphin Watch Operators

Sea Watch Foundation


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We are a WISE accredited Wildlife Safe operator

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