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The Skye Ferry

Glenelg, Scotland
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Glenelg and Lochalsh Half Day Tour from Kyle of Lochalsh
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A piece of Highland history that hasn't been gentrified or killed off by the health and safety police. A must if visiting Skye.

Thank twozerouk .
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go out of your way to take this! We drove from the Skye side - single lane hairy road that was actually great fun - gets up to about 1,000 feet altitude quickly then down again. Not for the faint of heart. The ferry itself...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a superb access route to Skye. The short ferry crossing is a joy as you view the land from Glenelg Bay

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Don't miss the opportunity to try the Glenelg Ferry. This is at the end of a scenic route from Sheil Bridge through Glenelg onto the Sound of Sleet. Before the Skye Bridge was constructed, the Glenelg Ferry was the only means of access to the...More

Thank TravellerInTime2017
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Now that Skye is linked to the mainland by a bridge, you could easily forget that it is actually an island and you need to cross the water to get there. One way of doing this is taking the ferry from Mallaig, but there's another...More

Thank andijah
Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a high spot on our recent week in Glenelg - the ferry is more an experience than anything else. Running from March until mid October we were lucky enough to have caught the trip across last week before they close for the season. On...More

Thank Join8
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A trip on the quaint old car ferry from Glenelg to Skye is a must do if you are in the area. We did it as a round trip over the Skye bridge, down Glen Arroch to Kylerhea and then back on the ferry to...More

Thank fhdCornwall
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We decided to leave beautiful Skye via the little ferry from Kylerhea across to Glenelg on the mainland. Very spectacular scenic drives on both sides - lots of WOW moments. The ferry itself is very interesting, with its swivel deck for loading/unloading cars. Drive distance...More

Thank Katrina V
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The community owned ferry that crosses from Skye to Glenelg is well worth a visit. The journey to the ferry port on the Skye side and again on the mainland side is breathtaking. Narrow winding roads takes you through the most beautiful countryside down to...More

Thank Marion C
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Well worth the £15 fee and this is the last of a kind. This is how travel was around the Scottish Highlands for a period of time. Very friendly volunteer operators and a real nostalgic trip for anyone that actually holidayed in Scotland in the...More

Thank Nick D
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Angel M
We will travel to Isle of Skype this August and are considering taking the ferry from Gleneig to the isle. How long is the wait to get on a ferry? It looks like the ferry can take 4 vehicles at a time, so are there usually many cars waiting to cross?
8 April 2016|
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Response from Criagendinnie | Reviewed this property |
It is difficult to predict how busy the ferry will be. However, if you have to wait for the ferry going over and back again, you will have a great view over the narrows and refreshments are avaiable in the lighthouse. It is... More
elizabeth w
Will a 5 berth motorhome be able to go on ferry ?
30 January 2016|
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Response from christine k | Reviewed this property |
yes the ferry holds about 4 cars at a time. so you won't have any problems the crossing is only about 10-15 mins so even if they are busy you don't have to wait long. If you let them know before hand they will let you know... More
What is the price for three nights stay, two people, two beds, from May 30-June 2
17 September 2015|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
The Skye Ferry is a small Ferry for about 6 cars, it is not a hotel. If you are thinking of coming to the Isle of Syke, this is a must do trip, last turntable ferry in the world !!!!