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The Skye Ferry

Glenelg, Scotland
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Glenelg, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great way to journey to Skye. The trip didn't take long, and the novelty of taking a ferry to Skye was far superior to simply driving over a bridge. We were on a road trip of the Highlands, and the ferry was...More

Thank Mrs_Kenobi
Reviewed 15 October 2017

What a fun way to travel into Skye...it was an experience to be on a small turntable ferry and chat with the operators. Appreciated the honor system coffee at the Ferry Station on the mainland side.

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Everyone needs to go on this fabulous little ferry or the last turntable ferry in the world will be lost. Yes, you have to pay and the bridge is free, but the bridge doesn't offer the same views, history or romanticism. Run by a few...More

1  Thank Onceawaitress
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.

Thank Lauren S
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...More

Thank mcateesphar13
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
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...More

1  Thank Leah v
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
Reviewed 10 September 2017

What a great way to travel between Glenelg and Skye. It makes a wonderful day out to travel via the ferry either way to the stunningly beautiful areas either side of the crossing. The turntable is fun and the crossing very enjoyable, especially spotting the...More

Thank Judecrawfy
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We planned our route specially so we could use the ferry from Kyle Rhea to Glenelg. It was well worth it. Staff very friendly and an excellent opportunity to travel on a unique vessel over an interesting stretch of water.

Thank RoverandRanger
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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