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The Skye Ferry

Glenelg, Scotland
01599-52-23-55-07881-63-47-26
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Travellers talk about
“single track” (16 reviews)
“sea eagles” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Glenelg, Scotland
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01599-52-23-55-07881-63-47-26
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"single track"
in 16 reviews
"passing places"
in 9 reviews
"sea eagles"
in 10 reviews
"worth the detour"
in 7 reviews
"unique experience"
in 7 reviews
"five sisters"
in 4 reviews
"skye ferry"
in 10 reviews
"quick trip"
in 3 reviews
"bridge crossing"
in 3 reviews
"watching seals"
in 2 reviews
"local wildlife"
in 3 reviews
"lunch break"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 2 reviews
"visiting skye"
in 2 reviews
"road trip"
in 2 reviews
"the main road"
in 4 reviews
"takes about minutes"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Staying nearby and planning a visit to Skye, a trip on the ferry was a must do for us. From a historical point of view the old style of ferry and the fact that this is the original route across to Skye makes this a...More

Thank Kelvin T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a thrilling ride as the current seems to flow through this narrow strait at a phenomenal pace. Such fun to see the seals bobbing in the water as you drift by!! Expensive but worth it as a one off experience. It seems to be...More

Thank breakfasteaters
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent small ferry to Skye. Adds a sense of adventure to still take a boat over the sea to Skye. Can only take 6 cars or 12 people at a time but shuttles back and forward frequently so you don’t have to wait long.

Thank Donald S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This short ferry ride is stunning and unique, using a weird turntable which suspends you over the water for seconds and the teens in my group loved it ! Very friendly staff The single track road to Glenelg - and the subsequent one on Skye...More

Thank ClaireTEdinburgh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in Glenelg and just had to make the short crossing to Skye. It was worth it, if only to visit the rspb hide just up the road and look out for an eagle or an otter.

Thank Susanne9
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing , unique experience. Turntable ferry for 6 cars! Has a little souvenir hut and honesty box for tea/coffee 😀We saw seals playing and the single track roads with passing points on the mainland and on Skye with to die for views are magic! I...More

Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a unique bit of transport history still going. The last turntable ferry in the world: the riding platform for passengers and cars swivels round as you set off across the Sound. Run by welcoming and laid-back staff, with a couple of collie dogs...More

Thank digitalministry
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful views and a real experience on the short trip from the mainland at Glenelg to Skye. Friendly and helpful crew. Incredibly professional to deal with the strong currents on this narrow strait.. Everyone should try this journey once as a change from the bridge...More

1  Thank LondonScottsdale
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our B&B owner in Ratagan suggested this route to approach Isle of Sky rather than Skye bridge and go round the isle and come back by bridge to complete the circle and it was worth it. The turntable car ferry will take only 6 cars...More

Thank Sundoll2013
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

If you’re thinking about a run up to the Isle of Skye for a day, do yourself a favour and travel one way via the Skye Ferry from Glenelg and return across the Skye Bridge - don’t take my word for it, experience the views...More

Thank Joe O
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RoosterzFoot
2 August 2018|
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Response from Rachel C | Reviewed this property |
There was a camper van ahead of us the day we crossed. There’s a website and contact details - mobile and email so you could always ring them and ask. It’s definitely worth it. Ps it’s cash only. No card facility.
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Julie M
3 May 2018|
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Response from digitalministry | Reviewed this property |
No, just hand over cash when you get there.
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martajot
29 May 2017|
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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
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