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The Skye Ferry

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Address: Glenelg, Scotland
Phone Number: 01599-52-23-55-07881-63-47-26
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Glenelg and Lochalsh Half Day Tour from Kyle of Lochalsh
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 great possibility: the small, interesting, community-owned ferry from Glenelg. You'll get spectacular views while climbing... More 

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Felpham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the previous trip 2 years ago, we had the skipper's dog helping with mooring -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Glenelg and the Brochs. It is a turntable ferry in which the platform containing the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 is not much different to going via the bridge, but you need to factor in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the ferry port. The well looked after turntable ferry takes ten minutes from one shore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 70s or earlier. A travelling museum piece. Keep the ferry going. also good as it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Heard about the ferry crossing and decided to crossover using the ferry instead of the bridge. Take A87 to Kyleakin. You will come across a small slip road on your left, to Kylerhea. Drive along the narrow single lane road that brings you deep into the hills. Magnificent views abound. Be cautious as the traffic on this strecth is both... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Crossed to Skye from Glenelg . The car deck was full of vans and cars. There was no room to open passenger or driver doors. If there had been a problem we we trapped. Suggest the operator needs to rethink loading and maritime safety.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We went on a wee road trip from Elgol today and decided to go across in the ferry to Glenelg. What a joy, two men, both very pleasant indeed and such a short crossing on a beautiful day. Happy times

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our b&b owner recommended we took this so we took it on the way back from skye to Inverness. The whole manual turntable ferry is interesting and if you were on the right side if the boat you could see dolphins playing, we were not. However as we were getting off the man was very rude so I wouldn't do... More 

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