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Whirlpool experience

We had a lovely exciting trip. The boat is spacious and powerful, the trip was full but the boat... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Lunar99
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London, UK
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Awesome views and comfortable boat

My family (kids 10 & 12) loved the Whirlpool experience. The scenery is stunning, with lots of... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Steve W
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Marlow
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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...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked the 3h wildlife tour, hoping to see cetaceans as well as sea birds (eg. loons or shearwaters). It turned out that sea birds were of no interest to the skipper, so we dashed by guillemots and what might have been a Sabine's gull...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely exciting trip. The boat is spacious and powerful, the trip was full but the boat was not crowded. Lindsay is very knowledgeable. Saw lots of whirlpools. Seals on the way out and brief spotting of porpoises if you were lucky. Nice...More

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Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review our whirlpool experience trip. I am glad you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you on board again.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

My family (kids 10 & 12) loved the Whirlpool experience. The scenery is stunning, with lots of seals. We also saw a sea eagle and the red deer on Jura. The boat is spacious and comfortable with a knowledgeable skipper. The shifting whirlpools are an...More

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Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

So glad you enjoyed your trip to Corryvreckan on Venturer, we hope to see you on board again next time you are in the area

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We had a really beautiful day, so made it all the better. Went for the 2 hour trip to Correyvreckan, managed to see grey seals and common seals, the eagle perched on a tree and the porpoises. I certainly enjoyed it.

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Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Many thanks for posting a review. So glad you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you on board again

Reviewed 20 June 2018 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 22 June 2018

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.

Reviewed 17 June 2018

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.

Thank Shaunkendall
Venturer42, Owner at Craignish Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

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

Reviewed 23 May 2018

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 25 May 2018

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

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

Reviewed 30 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

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 10 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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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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