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  • All 2020 Cruises now cancelled
    Very sadly we have cancelled all cruises for our 2020 season due to the impossibility of putting in place social distancing regulations on board the boat.   Looking to the future we are now taking bookings for our 2021 season. Keep safe every one and we very much look forward to seeing you next year and puffing about ...
  • Puffer Cancellations
    We are all in the same boat.  Due to the Coronavirus pandemic this years work parties were sadly cancelled.   All of our cruises up to June 21 have had to be cancelled or postponed until 2021.   We sincerely hope to resume our cruising schedule on June 21.   In the meantime, we wish you well.  Keep safe and we ...
  • Puffer leaves Crinan Boatyard
    The Puffer left the Crinan boatyard this morning bound for her permanent berth in the Crinan basin.  Work will continue there to get her  ready for the 2020 season.  
  • Inverness Open Day!
    The people of Inverness are enjoying the chance to have a look round the Puffer today as she prepares for her next boatful of passengers to arrive later this afternoon. Not only is there a very jaunty sign on the gangway but once inside there is the chance to buy a lasting and useful memento from ...
  • Great New Photos
    Karl Heath has sent us these wonderful photos of the Puffer.  The first one shows the Puffer moving along with the Jacobite Steam train.  Anyone who has been present at this spectacle will know that there is a lot of tooting from the the Puffer and from the train – oh yes, and lots of ...
  • Great Opportunity!
      Apart from this there is still a single berth available for a Caledonian Canal cruise departing September 15. Please contact Cathy using the details above.
  • More Photos!
    We received these wonderful pictures from Puffer passenger Karl Heath recently.  They were all taken of the Free Trips that the Puffer did a couple of weekends ago and are based in and around Crinan. Auld Reekie (VIC 27) is currently being restored at the Crinan boatyard. For further details visit   This is the shot of VIC ...
  • Free Trips Around the Bay!
    The free one hour trips on board the VIC 32 proved as popular as ever earlier this month.  We got a lovely ‘thank you’ email from one passenger, David Lickrish and his guests. He included two photographs that captured the spirit of the day for him and here they are –    
  • £5015 Raised!
    The recent Charity lunch and auction held to raise funds for the Puffer was a wonderful success raising £5015. Huge thanks to all who donated, attended and bid for the auction items. Here is a photo of the Puffer taken a couple of weeks ago as she puffed across the bay.  Thanks to Steve Poole for the ...
  • Leaving Arduanie
    Wonderful pictures of the Puffer in a cloud of steam as she raises the anchor yesterday after a lunchtime stop at Arduanie.  


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