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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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Monrovia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I went across on 31st August, and the rain was pouring and the wind was blowing, but but it was still incredibly beautiful! I was driving an old car (1960's) and the team were incredibly interested in it given it was 9 years older than the ferry! They were great, and I hope to return again. The drive down to... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We crossed on the Skye ferry in June and it was such fun, there were a very lively and interesting crew who pointed out sea eagles and sea otters and chatted about the area. A memorable experience

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of the most unique experiences I have had in a long time. It is a roundabout ferry for cars across the Sound of Sleat. There were otters in the water and when you get to Skye...oh the road is a heart-stopping, incredibly fun over the hills ride into the main part of Skye. Ride the ferry back... More

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lancashire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our annual visit to skye we decided to travel on the ferry the traditional way.We messaged the prior to travelling and thy replied the same day. Very friendly and welcoming even the dog was part of the crew greeting the passenger's. It was a real adventure for my girls as a surprise. We will b back one day. 😀thank u

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Dax, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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25 helpful votes 25 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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