Craignish Cruises

Boat Tour

Craignish Cruises, Ardfern, Argyll, PA31 8QN

    Craignish Cruises offer guided Corryvreckan Whirlpool, wildlife, and whale watching boat trips on the purpose built 12 meter catamaran Sea Leopard 11

    A member of Wild Scotland and a W.I.S.E accredited wildlife safe operator, Craignish Cruises offer two, three, and four hour trips in addition to half day tours and  private charters. Water taxi services are also offered.

    Facilities on-board include a heated wheelhouse, a spacious toilet, and complimentary hot and cold drinks with shortbread. 

    From Ardfern at Loch Craignish you can board the Sea Leopard 11 for a memorable cruise through the spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife of the Sound of Jura and the Firth of Lorn Special Conservation Area.

    The Gulf of Corryvreckan is the world's third largest whirlpool, and Craignish Cruises run regular trips to view this spectacle. See for more information on the whirlpool and the best dates to visit the maelstrom.

    On most trips, you may be able to spot seals, porpoise, sea eagles, red deer, and an abundance of sea birds. If you are lucky you me even see a hen harrier, golden eagle, otter, dolphin or minke whale.

    Lindsay Johnston has 37 years sailing experience including two Atlantic crossings. Having lived in the area most of his working life, he has considerable knowledge of the area and it's wildlife. He has also worked as a countryside ranger and outdoor leader.

    Craignish Cruises is happy to accommodate wheelchair users and persons with mobility difficulties - please phone to discuss requirements.

    4 Wildlife Experience
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Children Welcome


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Level Access

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • Traveler's Cheques
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    From Oban take the A816 south to Ardfern 25 miles
    From Lochgilphead take the A816 north to Ardfern
    Go to Ardfern Yacht Centre postcode PA31 8QN

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Oban take the A 816 south to Ardfern 25 miles
    From Lochgilphead take the A816 north to Ardfern 19miles
    Go to Ardfern Yacht Centre postcode PA31 8QN

    Getting there by railway:- Go to Oban and take the bus to Ardfern or a taxi

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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