Booking a Cruise


2020 Summer Weekly Cruise Schedule

39th Year of Cruising

 

Date Beginning Day Cruise Price per person Embarkation Point
April 26 Sunday A £1,140 Crinan
May 3 Sunday D £1,140 Ardrishaig
May 10 Sunday B £1,140 Ardrishaig
May 16-22
(excluding
May 18-19)
Day trips out of Glasgow – £1,150 Group booking only (up to 10 persons)
Puffer Suppers (Stationery – 12 personas max)  £540 group booking only
Glasgow
May 24 Sunday C £1,140 Glasgow
June 1 Monday Day trip out of Ardrishaig £1,150 Group booking only (up to 10 persons)  Ardrishaig
June 2 Tuesday Day trip out of Ardrishaig £1,150 Group booking only (up to 10 persons)  Ardrishaig
June 3-12 Saturday Ardrishaig to Ardrishaig. Cruise available only for group booking to follow the Fife Yacht Regatta in the Clyde.  Price on application. Ardrishaig
June 13 Saturday Day trip through Crinan Canal £1,150 Group booking only (up to 10 persons) Ardrishaig
June 21 Sunday F £1,140 Crinan
June 28 Sunday G £1,140 Crinan
July 4 Saturday Free one hour trips available – booking in advance required Crinan
July 5 Sunday Free one hour trips available – booking in advance required Crinan
July 6 Monday Free one hour trips available – booking in advance required Crinan
July 9 Thursday Day charter available  – £1,150 Group booking only (up to 10 persons) Crinan
July 10 Friday Day charter available  – £1,050 Group booking only (up to 10 persons) Crinan
July 11 Saturday Day charter available  – £1,050 Group booking only (up to 10 persons) Crinan
July 12 Sunday Day charter available  – £1,050 Group booking only (up to 10 persons) Crinan
July 13 Monday Day charter available  – £1,050 Group booking only (up to 10 persons) Crinan
July 19 Sunday F £1,140 Crinan
July 26 Sunday G £1,140 Crinan
August 9 Sunday H £1,140 Corpach
August 16 Sunday I £1,140 Inverness
August 23 Sunday H £1,140 Corpach
August 29 – 30 Saturday-Sunday – Inverness Open Weekend, Muirtown Canal Basin. Open to the public from 9:00am – 4:00pm both days for guided tours and the opportunity to buy Puffer souvenirs.
August 30 Sunday I £1,140 Inverness
September 6 Sunday H £1,140 Corpach
September 13 Sunday I £1,140 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 2020 cruise booking using our Online Booking Form or our 2020 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.,
Cathy MacLennan
Crinan Boat Yard
Crinan
Argyll
PA31 8SW

Tel: 01546 830 133.

Email: savethepuffer@hotmail.co.uk

All group bookings are limited to a maximum of 10 persons and you should pay a deposit of 35% of the holiday cost and the balance 60 days before the start of your 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.