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The Skye Ferry

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Address: Glenelg, Scotland
Phone Number: 01599-52-23-55-07881-63-47-26
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Found this gem by chance! Very sociable guys and really passionate about the ferry! Scenery was breathtaking!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann50-12
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Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this gem by chance! Very sociable guys and really passionate about the ferry! Scenery was breathtaking!

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Thank Ann50-12
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This off-the-beaten-path ferry is the best scenic route to Skye. Pulling the car onto the ferry may prove a test for American drivers, but is well worth it. The people who operate the ferry are passionate, helpful, and welcoming. This was one of the true hidden gems of our trip, and I thought to perhaps not post a review for... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Delighted to be able to use the last working turntable ferry in the world. A real bit of local heritage and so well run now by a local community interest company. Friendly and welcoming guys who operate the ferry and who obviously love their job. What a setting between Glenelg and Skye and some Sea Eagles thrown in for good... More 

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Thank AlexBennett
Montrose, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Great little ferry ride across to Skye and back on the turntable ferry, well worth it as this is how it was done before Skye bridge was built, family run business :)

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Thank MarkOgilvie
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Welcomed aboard by lovely people to travel over one of the most spectacular pieces of water in Scotland. Don't miss it if you are coming to Skye

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Thank Clare W
Aberdeen, Scotland
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97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

As frequent visitors to Glenelg, we like to take the opportunity to support this community owned ferry. It is a unique experience, crossing the narrow strait between mainland Scotland and Skye. The scenery is wonderful with the possibility of viewing the local wildlife on the way across. There is always a cheery welcome from ferry crew and a friendly chat... More 

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Thank Criagendinnie
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

When on holiday in the area, we always travel to Skye on the Glenelg ferry. An experience to remember and such an important part of the local heritage. The drive to, and away from the ferry are both breathtaking.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Used the ferry on Sunday morning, an amazing drive over Skye to get to the ferry, it had just set off but they kindly turned back for us, the sail was fantastic just wish had lasted longer ( and I don't like boats). The drive down then to the A87 was breath taking. Best £15 we spent all week

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Thank aliandgill
United Kingdom
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81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is the last working turntable ferry in the world and is one of the most interesting ferry crossings imaginable. The ferry can only take a few cars which when busy, are so closely packed together it is impossible to get out of the car. The turntable is balanced so finely that it can be pushed around by hand. Depending... More 

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Thank Difficultcove
Manchester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

really nice trip across to skye the people are friendly and helpful and the trip only take about 10 mins

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