Booking a Cruise


2019 Summer Weekly Cruise Schedule

38th Year of Cruising

Date Beginning Day Cruise Price per person Embarkation Point
April 28 Sunday A £1,082 Crinan
May 5 Sunday D £1,082 Ardrishaig
May 12 Sunday B £1,082 Ardrishaig
May 18-24 (excluding
May 20-21)
Day charters / Puffer Suppers Glasgow
May 26 Sunday C £1,082 Glasgow
June 2 Sunday D £1,082 Ardrishaig
June 9 Sunday E £1,082 Ardrishaig
June 23 Sunday F £1,082 Crinan
June 30 Sunday G £1,082 Crinan
July 6 Saturday Free one hour trips available Crinan
July 7 Sunday Free one hour trips available Crinan
July 8 Monday Free one hour trips available Crinan
July 11 Thursday Day charter available  – £1,080 per charter party of up to 10 persons Crinan
July 12 Friday Day charter available  – £1,080 per charter party of up to 10 persons Crinan
July 13 Saturday Day charter available  – £1,080 per charter party of up to 10 persons Crinan
July 14 Sunday Day charter available  – £1,080 per charter party of up to 10 persons Crinan
July 15 Monday Day charter available  – £1,080 per charter party of up to 10 persons Crinan
July 21 Sunday F £1,082 Crinan
July 28 Sunday G £1,082 Crinan
August 11 Sunday H £1,082 Corpach
August 18 Sunday I £1,082 Inverness
August 25 Sunday H £1,082 Corpach
August 31 – September 1 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.
September 1 Sunday I £1,082 Inverness
September 8 Sunday H Corpach
September 15 Sunday I £1,082 Inverness

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 2018 cruise booking using our Online Booking Form or our 2018 Booking Form can be downloaded and printed from here (or ring Cathy on 01546 830133 and she can post one to you) .

You can make a 2019 cruise booking using our Online Booking Form or our 2019 Booking Form can be downloaded and printed from here

Printed forms and payment should be sent to:

Puffer Steamboat Holidays Ltd.,
Cathy MacLennan
Crinan Boat Yard
Crinan
Argyll
PA31 8SW

Tel: 01546 830 133.

Email: savethepuffer@hotmail.co.uk

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.