The boat we use is Venturer, an Interceptor 42.
Venturer was built in 2007 by Safehaven Marine in Co. Cork in Southern Ireland. The interceptor is well respected for her sea keeping qualities and is used in some of the most extreme places around the world.
She is the largest vessel running daily trips in our area at 13.10 metres long and is powered by a Volvo D12 650hp engine giving a comfortable cruising speed around 14/15kts, with a sprint speed of 22kts.
Venturer is licenced category 2, to carry 12 passengers plus two crew up to 20 miles from a safe haven.
On board facilities
In the heated wheelhouse there is plenty of room for passengers to keep warm and dry on the not so nice days and more than ample deck space for everyone outside.
Facilities include a marine toilet accessed from the deck, a small galley providing hot water for courtesy tea, coffee, hot chocolate with shortbread and a fridge with bottled water.
Lindsay Johnston, originally from Perthshire, first started running boat trips from Ardfern in 1977 while also working as a delivery and charter skipper. He has around 42 years sailing experience including 2 Atlantic crossings and a season in the Caribbean.. He has also worked as a Countryside Ranger so has considerable knowledge of the area, its history and wildlife. Craignish Cruises was established in 2001 by Lindsay and his wife Susan who were married on the Isle of Jura.
Please check that the trip you prefer is running on the day you wish and book online To book a private charter please contact us direct to discuss your requirements.
You can contact us by telephone on 01852 200256 ( evenings ) or 07747 023038 most of the time when we have a signal, or by email at
Please be on board at least 15 minutes prior to departure
Passengers with reduced mobility
Boarding Venturer requires climbing up 3 steps then down 3 steps on to the deck so may not be suitable for persons with reduced mobility. We regret that we cannot take wheelchairs on board.
If in doubt please call to discuss your requirements.
Terms and Conditions
Cancellations and refunds
1/ Should we cancel a trip due to poor weather, insufficient numbers, or any other unforeseen circumstance, we will issue a full refund.
2/ In the event that you wish to cancel a booking, we will issue a full refund if we receive at least seven days notice. Should you give us less than seven days notice, we will issue a full refund only if we can re-sell your seats.
3/ We regret that we cannot wait for late arrivals and reserve the right to leave at the advertised departure time. Refunds cannot be given for late arrivals so please allow plenty of time to travel, our roads can be slow.
4/ The Skipper’s decision as to whether he considers it safe to sail or not is final.
5/ The Skipper’s decision as to whether he considers that a passenger is fit to sail or not is final.
Only passengers who are willing to agree to the above conditions will be able to board the vessel.