2020 Summer Weekly Cruise Schedule
39th Year of Cruising
|Date Beginning||Day||Cruise||Price per person||Embarkation Point|
|Day trips out of Glasgow – £1,150 Group booking only (up to 10 persons)
Puffer Suppers (Stationery – 12 personas max) £540 group booking only
|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|
|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|
|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.|
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
Printed forms and payment should be sent to:
Puffer Steamboat Holidays Ltd.,
Crinan Boat Yard
Tel: 01546 830 133.
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.