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Address: Ullapool, Scotland
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Great ferry trip to Stornoway

We took the early ferry on a Wednesday and had a superbly smooth crossing both outwards and return on the evening sailing. On the way out we say 5 dolphins and a few seals. On... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
Alan E
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Basildon
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Basildon
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103 reviews 103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We took the early ferry on a Wednesday and had a superbly smooth crossing both outwards and return on the evening sailing. On the way out we say 5 dolphins and a few seals. On the return we ate dinner on-board and the food was good and competitively priced and the malt of the month offer was superb! A most... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very clean ferry. Normally hate going through the car deck as smell of fumes etc make me feel sick before we even start moving - no problems at all. Even better was the interesting talk on the geology of the Minch, isle of Lewis and the main land. Interactive for the children allowing them to be involved, our 10 year... More 

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Dothan, al
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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

My first ferry crossing and it was a beautiful day and experience. The views where spectacular! We saw a couple pods of dolphins and some sea birds during the crossing. The crew aboard where friendly and professional. The interior seating was clean and comfy. The Minch has a cafeteria where you could get a full breakfast/lunch/dinner. There where two pet... More 

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cumbernauld
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Done this crossing many times and no matter what the weather it never fails to impress and really is the start of your holiday to the Isles. The Ship is a pleasure to be on,with a adequate café. Staff are friendly and the bar does the job-if you don't want to be outside enjoying the stunning views as you leave... More 

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Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Six of us did a trip Ullapool to Stornoway and then back in June/July and once again the Macbraynes service was great. One way was a bit rougher than the other but the crew do a wonderful job of keeping things in order. I was pleased to see that many times crew members went out of their way to help... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Though not tecnically in the open ocean, the Minch caroughn be terribly rough. The strong wind can make it dangerous for children to go outside. It's a truly spectacular crossing, which offers amazing views of the remote Summer isles. It can easily make you feel sea sick, but the ferry offers comfy chairs and sofas to lie down so...

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Bathurst, Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

There is not a lot of choice if you want to take a car over to the Outer Hebrides, but the CalMac ferries are just fine. The staff are very efficient, and pleasant, and the cafeteria is pretty good, with very obliging cooks. The scenery is beautiful, and it seems that dolphin sightings are a regular occurrence, and there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

The crossing to the Hebrides is slightly on the pricy side but the views are spectacular on a good day. Saw a pod of whales and plenty of birdlife. Plenty enough to eat/drink on the ferry, takes about 2.5-3 hours

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I first crossed the Minch at 6 months old and since then despite gales and storms never have been seasick. This time is was glorious sun and sat outside sunbathing! Unique!! Love the old boat and the friendly staff moving us in and on.

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Lots of sealife such as dolphins, Whales, Porpoises, Basking sharks and seals to be seen out in the open waters

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