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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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Glenelg, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did our research before visiting Skye and learned that the oldest turntable ferry in the world was still operating on the short crossing from Glenelg on the mainland to Skye. This seemed a much more romantic and traditional way to arrive on the island...More

Thank lancslad2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have crossed the Skye bridge a few times but decided as we were based nearer to Mam Rattagan than our previous visits decided that this was hopefully too good to miss. The drive over Mam R was as good as usual but better in good...More

Thank floppus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning views, great crew, employing young locals, amazing views, best excitement is on a spring tide when the sea runs like a river through the narrows

Thank Lisleslie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a breath of fresh air - literally. As a tourist, you get a memory that no bridge crossing can match, and a book of tickets is an investment. Such a good humoured, knowledgeable crew who are masters of their craft! Yes, pun intended.......More

Thank Annadundas
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The short ride on this historic ferry was interesting, and we even saw some dolphins. However, the road from Glenelg to the ferry was a little daunting, and the road on the other side was harrowing. It might be okay if you are used to...More

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Excellent service, though not as cheap as the bridge (free), but as the ferry is 40 years old and is the last manually operated turntable ferry in Scotland, the fare is more a donation to keep the ferry open as a historical monument! The ferry...More

1  Thank HummingbirdTX
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Sometimes you have to go out of your way to experience a journey from a past age....look this one out the road is a bit hairy especially the Isle of Skye side but worth every moment ...we went from mainland to Skye by ferry then...More

Thank St4ontour
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Worked a treet and should be supported otherwise it will end up being stopped. Takes about 15 minutes to cross.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This ferry uses a very old style ramp to load cars and people onto the ferry. It was so interesting and a smooth and beautiful ride.

Thank babsKentucky
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This is the perfect Zen experience! Anticipation as you watch the small ferry making its crab-like way through the fast currents in the Sound of Sleat. Take photos as she twirls into the slipway at Glenelg, turntable at the ready. She can load up to...More

Thank Cecily G
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29 May 2017|
Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
We paid 15 pounds for each Crossing. I believe a return ticket is 25 pounds. I know I made a typo when I wrote my review, I think I said 150 pounds! And I couldn't figure out how to correct that error. But for the vehicle... More
Angel M
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
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