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Craignish Cruises

Ardfern Yacht Centre, Ardfern PA31 8QN, Scotland
+44 7747 023038
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Superb day out

Been waiting all year to get to Ardfern for this trip, drove up from Glasgow specially for it... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Jannette H
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Corryvrechan

This was an eagerly anticipated trip to the renowned Corryvrechan whirlpool. Unfortunately it was... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
108SA_M
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Dalry, United Kingdom
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Guided wildlife and Corryvreckan Whirlpool boat trips from Ardfern,Argyll,on our new passenger boat Venturer.Two,three and four hour trips,day trips and private charter.Join 40 years experienced skipper Lindsay Johnston for a memorable trip through the spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife of this special conservation area.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“wild goats” (8 reviews)
“red deer” (11 reviews)
“sea eagles” (22 reviews)
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Ardfern Yacht Centre, Ardfern PA31 8QN, Scotland
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Ardfern Yacht Centre, Ardfern PA31 8QN, Scotland
+44 7747 023038
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Been waiting all year to get to Ardfern for this trip, drove up from Glasgow specially for it & wasn't disappointed, Lindsay is the ultimate professional, very chatty & knew everything there is to know about the area but safety comes first which is very...More

Thank Jannette H
Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am so glad you and your Mum enjoyed your afternoon on Venturer. Getting close and personal with a sea eagle is always a treat The grey seal pups are always a treat also. What...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

This was an eagerly anticipated trip to the renowned Corryvrechan whirlpool. Unfortunately it was lost it’s appeal due to the lack of engagement and enthusiasm of the tour leader who also piloted the boat. The lack of enthusiasm and passion about the area he said...More

Thank 108SA_M
Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

I can only apologise if I came over as borderline grumpy. This has been a particularly demanding season due to the challenging weather conditions and as a result concerns over the safety of young children in Corryvreckan. We are currently reviewing our policy on young...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Excellent and knowledgable staff on board. Very nice boat. All in tip top condition. I learned a lot about wildlife, the speciality of the local environment. Saw eagles, porpoise and massive seals in the wild, added with gannets shooting into the sea, jumping fish, lots...More

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Susan J, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Many thanks for your review, luckily you did see some of our local wildlife, every day is different and never ceases to amaze even ourselves, thank you for taking a trip on Venturer.

Reviewed 1 September 2017

From setting off in a squall to returning in brilliant sunshine, this trip offered an ever changing vista. Whilst the time of year meant that, for us, there was little wildlife to be seen (an osprey, roe deer, grey seal) the scenery is beyond beautiful....More

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Susan J, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

So glad you enjoyed your trip, hope to see you on board again very soon

Reviewed 6 August 2017

A great trip with two adults and two children (15yrs & 10yrs). The Venturer a lovely comfortable powerful boat. Skipper knowledgable and confident. Weather varied however didn't really matter ! (sun did come out eventually) Corryvreakan Gulf "bumpy" and great fun. Wild life ~ Feral...More

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Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. I am glad you enjoyed your trip on Venturer . Corryvreckan has many moods and is different every time you visit as is the wildlife we see day to day and season to season. Hope to...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great 3 hour trip with Captain Lindsay in the fast and seaworthy VENTURER to Gulf of Corryvreckan. Calm weather but still felt the power of the tidal streams and Lindsay's excellent local knowledge presented us with porpoises, nesting sea eagles and seals. We had stayed...More

Thank Mikethesailor
Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Hi Mikethesailor, Many thanks for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you both on board and at Garbhein , hope to see you again next time you are up our way

Reviewed 5 June 2017

We took the boat trip with Lindsay on his Venturer in May 2017. The tour was very interesting and we saw some porpoise (fins only though), red deer (on Jura), seals and ospreys. The whirlpools are also impressive, but fair warning: you will not see...More

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Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Many thanks for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your trip on Venturer. Harbour porpoise are great animals always busy, said to be one of the most efficient hunters in the animal kingdom. Known as then puffing pig in the Gaelic because of the...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

We joined captain Lindsay on board the Venturer for 3 hour wildlife and whirlpool cruise. Weather was perfect with little breeze and plenty of sunshine. Scenery coming out of Craignish peninsula and around the surrounding islands of Scarba, Lunga and Jura was absolutely stunning. Whilst...More

Thank Philip F
Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to post a revue. I am so glad you enjoyed your afternoon on Venturer. Every day is different for wildlife sightings and what we see is what is there at the time. Hope to see you on board again

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Weather perfect skipper informative confident and very knowledgable about the area and prepared to share his knowledge and expertise Sea eagles osprey sea was calm so whirlpools not showing but fully explained to us how and when both standing waves and whirlpools appear Fantastic trip...More

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Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Alan T Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you enjoyed your trip on Venturer and hope to see you on board again. Best time for standing waves and whirlpools is around a new and full moon.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Our group, aged from 13 to 82, had a great trip on Venturer. Lindsay was a really easy person to get on with, very knowledgeable and good humoured. We saw sea eagles, golden eagles, seals, wild goats and the Corryvreckan whirlpool was fascinating. The two...More

Thank Ian B
Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are having good sea eagle sightings just now especially as we have a young pair checking out the area perhaps with a view to settling around the North end of Jura. I hope to...More

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stanholl777
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the price depends on which trip and whether an adult or child, please see our web site for prices and trip information
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