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“Best Ferry Ride Ever”
Review of The Skye Ferry

The Skye Ferry
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US$ 245.41*
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Glenelg and Lochalsh Half Day Tour from Kyle of Lochalsh
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Glenelg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This ferry was so cool. The staff were nice and their two dogs were awesome, the ride was beautiful, and the ferry itself was really unique (I'd never seen a turntable ferry). Definitely take the ferry instead of the bridge. You won't regret it.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

One of the highlights of our trip was riding on this small 6 car manually operated turntable ferry from Skye to Glenelg on the mainland. Not only was the short crossing a hit, but the views on the drive from Breakish on Skye to Kylerhea was breathtaking. The ferry runs every few minutes. The ferry is the last of its kind.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

rather than take the bridge use this ferry. the staff are very friendly and knowledgable. lots of wildlife to look out for. Seals, Gannets, Porpoises

1  Thank NealeandSue
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a small, turntable ferry. It holds 4–6 cars at a time and is quite small. The ferry loads, and then it turns so that you never have to reverse off the ferry—keep in mind that a person actually turns it. It's a wonder to watch and definitely one of a kind. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous, quick trip, with a chance of seeing seals, porpoise, and other wildlife that lives in the area and on that coast. A local also told me that the famed golden eagle tends to follow the ferry, so keep your eyes pealed—if you mention to the people manning it that you want to see it, they'll tell you if it pops up. Definitely the best way to get to Skye!

When you arrive at the Glenelg ferry stop, there's a small gift shop with a honesty box, and that's it. Make sure to bring cash with you! A normal sized car, one way, was 15 pounds. There's no cash machine for miles, so plan this in advance. The people were really kind and let me get on with my car for only 8 pounds, but I was embarrassed by putting them in that position. Don't be me! Bring cash!

The road to Glenelg is twisty and single-track, so keep that in mind.

1  Thank Leah v
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Wanted to see a little of Skye so used the ferry rather than the road bridge about 25 mins going 45 coming back not too bad at all. Just over £20 each way for car and 4 adults so good value

Thank Wendy B
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