Venturer - Interceptor 42
Craignish Cruises
Ardfern, By Lochgilphead
Argyll, Scotland
PA31 8QN
07747 023038

Venturer - boat trips
Venturer cruising round the
West Coast of Scotland

Lindsay Johnston, Skipper of Venturer
Lindsay Johnston, Skipper of the Venturer

Beehive cell at the Garvellachs
Beehive cell at the Garvellachs

Sea Leopard Moored
Our old boat Sea Leopard II leaving Ardfern marina

Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin

Corryvreckan from Craignish
Jura and Scarba from Craignish


Ardfern Sunset
Ardfern Sunset

Our Wedding on Jura
Our Wedding on Jura

Landing on Scarba
Landing on Scarba with our previous boat

Garbhein B&B
Garbhein Bed & Breakfast Kilmelford »
(10% discount on boat trips for guests staying at Garbhein)
Contact us on: 01852 200526 or 07747 023038

Porpoise at the Bow
Porpoise at the Bow

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.

The Skipper

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 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.

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Getting Here

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
Child £20.00

2½ hour Whirlpool and Wildlife Trip

Adult £40.00
Child £30.00
3 hour Corryvreckan & Wildlife Trip Adult £40.00
Child £30.00
4 hour Corryvreckan & Garvellachs & Wildlife Tour Adult £50.00
Child £40.00

4 hour Whale and Wildlife Watching Boat Trip

Adults £50.00
Teenagers £40.00

Whale and Puffin Day Trip via Fingal's Cave (approx. 10 hours)

Adults £90.00

Jura Distillery & Corryvreckan Day Trip

Adults £80.00

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


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


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