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Craignish Cruises

Ardfern Yacht Centre, Ardfern PA31 8QN, Scotland
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Wonderful trip thank you

Thoroughly enjoyed this boat trip, three hours of very comfortable pleasant and interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JANDDBritinParis
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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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Boat Trip to see Seals and surrounding area

Brilliant Trip. Great weather. Very knowledgeable skipper / guide who took us to the right place... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shaunkendall
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Ardfern Yacht Centre, Ardfern PA31 8QN, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this boat trip, three hours of very comfortable pleasant and interesting cruising. Whirlpools were interesting and the explanation of the phenomenon clear enough and simple enough for a landlubber like me to understand! Binoculars all round enabled everyone to enjoy the wildlife (...More

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Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad you enjoyed your trip on Venturer, the whirlpools are a complex subject so I try to keep the explanations as simple as possible. Hope to see you mon board again.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Brilliant Trip. Great weather. Very knowledgeable skipper / guide who took us to the right place for Seals and other wildlife, and able to talk on a wide range of subjects for the surrounding area, its History and current situation. Would definitely recommend.

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Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. So glad you enjoyed your trip on Venturer and hope to see you on board again

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you think of this as a pleasant boat trip around the islands, you won't be disappointed. In terms of wildlife, it's hit and miss, of course. We saw a handful of seals and the guide pointed out a couple of birds which we couldn't...More

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Venturer42, Manager at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry you did not enjoy your trip with us. As you say wildlife is hit or miss as these are wild animals and birds. Binoculars are an essential tool for viewing wildlife which we provide at a magnification of 7 x 50 which...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Great trip. Second time we have been with out with Mr. Johnston. Our second trip was on Friday 27 th April 2018. Dolphins, Red Deer, Wild Boar, Seals, Eagles. Love this part of the Argyll coast. Would recommend this trip. Whirlpool, you never know what...More

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Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

So glad you enjoyed your trip with us again. Yes the dolphin are always a treat, we have been having good dolphin sightings so far this season. What the whirlpool does is up the the Calliach, she decides whether to show her ,might or not...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous day out with this outfit. Lindsay was a fantastic helpful and informative skipper. Dogs are welcomed aboard. Great value for money. Lindsay went out his way to find us the dolphins. Will definitely be back aboard sometime.More

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Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you enjoyed your trip on Venturer Dolphin are always a treat, I have been at sea most of my life and still get excited when these animals grace us with their presence....More

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Reviewed 8 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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 20 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.

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Reviewed 2 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

Thank Sheila S
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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

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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

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