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The Corryvreckan Whirlpool is an exciting phenomenon in The Gulf of Corryvreckan, located within the West Coast of Scotland. Many people from all corners of the globe come to the West of Scotland to see this whirlpool with their own eyes.

It really is a fascinating sight, which is why Clyde Cruises offer the Corryvreckan Adventure Cruise for anyone looking to explore the Gulf of Corryvreckan, and, of course, the Corryvreckan Whirlpool itself.

Corryvreckan Whirlpool Facts

Whirlpools are created from very intricate tidal systems interacting. The Corryvreckan Whirlpool is the result of the water coming into the gulf from different directions, the water’s relationship with the surrounding islands and coast results in the whirlpool manifesting itself.


There have been many stories of ships being engulfed and swallowed up by whirlpools; however most of these are purely fictional. In reality, there are very few known cases of ships succumbing to whirlpools. It’s safe to say that visiting the whirlpool is actually a very safe and exciting experience.

In terms of speed, the whirlpool waters can travel at just under 10 miles per hour! That’s much faster than most people would actually guess.

If all this information doesn’t get you excited, just know that the Corryvreckan Whirlpool is legitimately the third largest whirlpool in the entire world. This makes it one of Scotland’s unique features that can’t be found easily anywhere else.

The visit is well worth your time, not only are you sure to enjoy your time out on the water, you’re going to experience something special that most people haven’t, and learn a thing or two in the process.

Take in the Breathtaking Scenery

As with every cruise offered by Clyde Cruises, there’s always some wonderful scenery to take in along the way.


As the Corryvreckan Gulf is situated between two islands, Scarba and Jura, there is much of the islands to see, as well as all of the landmarks the cruise will pass by. Some of these landmarks include; Gylne Castle, Easdale, The Atlantic Bridge, the Slate Islands and much more.

Because Clyde Cruises runs this cruise during the summer months, it is hoped you’ll have a lovely warm and sunny day for the experience. Seeing the water glisten on a sunny day along with the scenery looking just right in the strong daylight makes for an unforgettable day out at sea.

Make sure to book up fast as the Corryvreckan Adventure Cruise is only available from the beginning of July to the end of August.

Discover Scottish Wildlife

It’s not just the whirlpool itself and the fantastic scenery you can enjoy while on the water, there’s plenty of local wildlife to spot.

The great thing about a cruise with Clyde Cruises is the close experiences you can have with animals and sea-life that you’ve never been in contact with before. On a cruise to see the Corryvreckan whirlpool, you could see a range of different creatures; such as whales, porpoises, and sea eagles.


This makes the Corryvreckan Adventure cruise a terrific choice for families as the children can have fun while learning all about the whirlpool and the surrounding wildlife. With a full commentary being given on-board throughout your journey, everyone is sure to learn something fascinating about the Corryvreckan Whirlpool and the landmarks the cruise will pass by.

An Experience with Something to Offer Everyone

With all that the Corryvreckan Adventure Cruise has to offer, there really is something to interest anyone and everyone.

If you’re looking for a relaxing cruise to take in the scenery that the West Coast of Scotland is well-known for, then the Corryvreckan Adventure Cruise has you covered. Apart from experiencing the special phenomenon that is the Corryvreckan Whirlpool, there are fantastic sights to see throughout the entire trip.

If you’re looking to learn something new then there’s no better place to be than on the Corryvreckan Adventure Cruise. You’ll be fascinated by the wonders of the Corryvreckan Whirlpool as well as the history of the sights you’ll be passing. Don’t forget the wildlife as well, seeing creatures in their natural habitat can be an amazing sight indeed.

And if you’re looking for fun and just an all-round good time, the Corryvreckan Adventure Cruise is the perfect fit. Feel the motions of the whirlpool, enjoy the experience of being out on the open sea, and relax with some refreshments while you take in the sea air.

There’s no better time to give the famous Corryvreckan Whirlpool a visit than right now, Clyde Cruises begin the Corryvreckan Adventure Cruise in early July.

Don’t miss out, avoid disappointment and plan your trip early.

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