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Jura Car Ferry

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Shortest ever ferry ride, 5 minutes, goes out in all weathers it seems. We spoke to a ferryman who told us times, costs, etc. and we just turned up and paid on board. It only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Shortest ever ferry ride, 5 minutes, goes out in all weathers it seems. We spoke to a ferryman who told us times, costs, etc. and we just turned up and paid on board. It only takes a few cars but it runs every hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Did not have any issues in our travels to Jura. The schedule is easy to find online ( take a screenshot with your cell phone since cell coverage is spotty at best on Jura)

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Thank Craig S
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We ended up missing a ferry because the hydraulic arm was broken. But we were impressed to see how quickly the ferry was repaired. They only skipped one sailing, and things were back to normal when we returned a couple of hours later.

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Thank Denise M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A 10 minute crossing only, however this is across a very strong channel (Corryvreckan whirlpool is at one end) to the extent that you "aim" almost 45 degrees away from docking point - good fun. Jura is great.

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Thank Fargo2016
London, United Kingdom
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74 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The ferry from Islay to Jura is punctual, cheap and quick. Be careful to check the bus connections at either end or arrange a taxi!

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Thank Ullans
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Quick loading and off-loading, £22 for car and 2 people, stunning views of Colonsay and Jura. We were worried because there was a huge lorry for a tiny ferry, but they took the commercial vehicle first and came back to pick us up just 10 minutes later!

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Thank CathyGilman
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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103 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Very small car ferry but runs regularly. We got there early expecting a queue but were first there. Ferry holds about 5 cars. Pay on the ferry. It's a very remote island. Don't think you could visit without transport. Quite a few cyclists have a day trip there.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

By chance arrived bang on time for both Ferrys we took and never had to wait. They run fairly frequently anyway and we ended up getting a special booking back as a lorry had been taken to jura. The crossing is less than 5 mins, reasonably priced for a car and 2 passengers and very polite and accommodating crew

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Thank Iain G
Melbourne, Australia
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354 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This took no time at all and even though we were the only car on the ferry, but this didn't trouble the ferryman. He took us over and collected the cars waiting on the other side.

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Thank Houlihan2
Nottingham
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Only takes about 7-8 cars at a time. Luckily there aren't many folks about! Friendly, helpful crew. Quick service - every 30 minutes. 10 minutes max to cross. Don't think you can book.

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