2017 Summer Weekly Cruise Schedule
36th Year of Cruising
|Date Beginning||Day||Cruise||Price per person||Embarkation Point|
|May 13-19||(excluding May 15-16)||Day charters / Puffer Suppers||Glasgow|
|July 8||Saturday||Free one hour trips available||Crinan|
|July 9||Sunday||Free one hour trips available||Crinan|
|July 10||Monday||Free one hour trips available||Crinan|
|July 13||Thursday||Day charter available – £980 per charter party of up to 12 persons||Crinan|
|July 14||Friday||Day charter available – £980 per charter party of up to 12 persons||Crinan|
|July 15||Saturday||Day charter available – £980 per charter party of up to 12 persons||Crinan|
|July 16||Sunday||Day charter available – £980 per charter party of up to 12 persons||Crinan|
|July 17||Monday||Day charter available – £980 per charter party of up to 12 persons||Crinan|
|September 9-10||Saturday-Sunday – Inverness Open Weekend, Muirtown Canal Basin. Open to the public from 9:00am – 4:30pm both days for guided tours and the opportunity to buy Puffer souvenirs.|
Travel to reach the Puffer
If you travel by road, there is car parking available at Ardrishaig, Crinan, Corpach or Inverness. Public transport to Ardrishaig is by bus from Buchanan Street bus station in Glasgow ( near to Central Railway Station ). Short journey onwards to Crinan by local taxi from Lochgilphead bus stop. Public transport to Corpach is best by Scotrail from Glasgow (Queen Street Station) – or sleeper from London Euston via Glasgow – which covers the dramatic and scenic West Highland route over Rannoch Moor or even aeroplane to Inverness from anywhere.
Transport will be available to return you to your vehicle or the bus after any cruise that does not finish where it started. (N.B.Cruises involving Glasgow will be on public transport. Inverness to Fort William or vice-versa will be by mini-bus).
Booking your cruise
You can make a cruise booking using our Online Booking Form or our 2017 Booking Form can be downloaded and printed from here (or ring Cathy on 01546 830133 and she can post one to you) . Printed forms and payment should be sent to:
Puffer Steamboat Holidays Ltd.,
Crinan Boat Yard
Tel: 01546 830 133.
Charter parties of 12 are offered a discount of one free place under the strict proviso that the lead person books the boat for the duration of the holiday and pays in two cheques only, a deposit of 25% on booking, the balance no later than 45 days before the start of the holiday.
Single occupancy of a twin cabin requires payment for both berths less 20% discount.
These holidays are for any age group, but a modicum of physical and mental agility is necessary. The Puffer is a coal-fired steamboat and the funnel emits the occasional cloud of black smoke with the inevitable effect of causing black smuts and grime on deck – so we do not recommend that you go to Harrods Boating Department for your holiday outfit! VIC32 is not a luxury liner; it is a comfortable passenger puffer.
Schedules depend on weather conditions and other factors and the operators reserve the right to make changes or cancel cruises. Passengers should arrive after 3.30pm on Sunday on all cruises and leave before 5.00pm the following Friday unless staying for a further week.