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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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Aberdeen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Excellent trip across to Skye on the ferry. Speed bonny boat like a bird on the wing over the sea to Skye. Waa!!

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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62 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A unique experience as one of the last remaining turntable ferries! A nice ride across where you can see the seals playing and the diverse macroalgae/seaweed growing on the rocks. 6 cars per run and totally worth the cost to keep this father-son operation in business. And a much more classical way to get to/from Skye rather than the bridge... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

It is quite costly but it's a community run ferry and it's a great little trip - only a few cars can fit on there but well worth it! Great remote drive when you get on to Skye with some amazing views.

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Coral Springs, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic way to get to Skye! This should not be missed by anyone who is more into the journey than the destination! Yes, the road is narrow and it takes longer but oh my goodness the views! Such nice people at the ferry too! They are friendly and efficient. Do not miss this experience!

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A very short crossing (great for folks like me that don't really like boats) with the most beautiful scenery. The drive across Mam Rattigan is a bit hairy, but the views far outweigh this - TAKE YOUR TIME. Disappointed not to see the sea eagle, otter or any other wildlife mentioned on site, but after all it was October! Will... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

If going to Skye or coming off it, take the ferry and support the last one of its kind in Britain. It also is community owned so you help the community a bit. Beyond that the road on either side is single track for miles and it is one of the most atmospheric ways to experience Skye and Scotland... the... More

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Ithaca, NY
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101 reviews 101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This ferry is a bit of history as the last hand-cranked turntable ferry, and everything about taking the ferry--wending our way through Glen Beag, the crossing itself, the twisting single track road to Kylerhea on the other side--is breathtaking. The crossing itself doesn't take long, but part of the fun was watching other passengers make the trek: the tide was... More

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We were staying in glenelg, so this was the only logical way to travel to Skye. But on the way back we arrived on the Skye side at 17.48 and were worried that we were too late to catch the last crossing. Not to worry because the nice ferry people saw us from glenelg and came across to fetch us... More

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winchester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We tend to stay at Ferry House (also 5*), and the ferry is an entertainment to watch as well as a handy way to get to Skye. It takes me back to holidays at Ballachulish when it still operated there

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Scotland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
21 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We loved this wee ferry trip and the spectacular single track roads on either side. The ferry's hydraulic turntable design is something special in this hi-tech day and age. We'll be doing it again soon! (£14 for our SUV is good value).

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