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Address: Ullapool, Scotland

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Great crossing in new ferry.

Late in April we had a trip to Stornoway . Part of the journey involved taking the new ferry 'MV Loch Seaforth' from Ullapool. Most of the party had never been to sea before and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
skiboy_robertson
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Peterhead , Scotland
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Peterhead , Scotland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Late in April we had a trip to Stornoway . Part of the journey involved taking the new ferry 'MV Loch Seaforth' from Ullapool. Most of the party had never been to sea before and what with the conditions in the Minch being variable it promised to be an interesting crossing. Well what can I say but what a smooth... More 

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Fife, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Full of water. Really very wet. All you could ask for in a stretch of sea really. Sometimes subject to bad weather but hey! Great selection of seals and sometimes dolphins and whales. Occasional cruise passengers and yachtsmen. Moderate or good.

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Basildon
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
32 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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