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The Boat

Venturer in Corryvreckan

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 13.10 metres long 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 60 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 and squash.

The Skipper

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 fill in our booking form.

Alternatively you can contact us by telephone on 07747 023038 or by email at 

Payment on the day by card or cash  – if card please be with us half an hour early while we search for a mobile signal to use the card reader!

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.

Please be on board at least 15 minutes prior to departure.