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The Skye Ferry

Glenelg, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Glenelg
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Dax, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Much more convenient in relation to where we were staying - only snag was we misjudged the return journey and missed the last crossing back to the mainland. Nobody's fault but our own though!

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Was staying in Mallaig for a few days, took the ferry one day on foot, but it was very quiet on landing in skye, so went another day with my car. It far preferable to take a short ferry trip than drive miles and miles to get to a bridge crossing, We had an interesting trip and found a lovely... More

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Am disabled and Calmac very disabled-aware, made sure my car right next to passenger lift. I love travelling on Caledonian MacBrayne, lost count how m any now. 5 stars from booking to disembarking at my destinations

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Brilliant and novel. It was a nice way to venture to Isle of Skye and ferry crossings are pretty frequent.

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Drumnadrochit, Scotland, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The obvious route to Skye is to use the bridge, but if you have the time consider the Glenelg ferry. On both sides of the water the route to the ferry involves driving along single track roads, so there can be frequent stops but it is well worth the effort. The ferry itself involves a turntable which is manually operated... More

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Experienced a lovely short ferry crossing with friendly ferrymen. The ferry holds four vehicles and foot passengers. Like going back in time, lovely way to travel across to Skye. We went on foot and it was about £4 each. Crossings approximately every twenty minutes. Car park on the mainland side. Well worth doing.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We loved our first trip so much we made a point of doing it again this trip! If you enjoy doing something special rather than doing it easy then this is for you. The views to and from the ferry cannot be beat. Riding on the last turntable ferry in Scotland is something you will always remember. Super nice and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

this is a really great little ferry. a fun way to travel over to skye run by some great guys , you also get to see some great wildlife

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

It is worth a visit solely for the ferry and supporting the work done to keep it going. Also the lovely journey on either side, on single track roads, is beautiful and worth a drive. And once there we were able to watch seals hunting. Fabulous and a real highlight.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic service, the last remaining turntable ferry in the world. We made a last minute decision to take this ferry rather than use the bigger ferry out of Malliag and don't regret the decision at all. The crossing is so much nicer, it was quick with very little wait time and the fare was much more reasonable. If you're... More

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