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“out the way” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Skye Ferry

The Skye Ferry
Glenelg, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Glenelg
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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“out the way”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

does not run for most of year so it is a long drive only to have to have come back. location is nice but the bridge is more convenient and free.

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“Fantastic - a 'must do at least once' experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We used the ferry to Glenelg from Kylerhea on Skye last week for the first time on my 34 th trip to Skye...it wont be my last. It's frequent quaint, a little exciting even as it chugs over the fast tidal race throught the narrow channel of the Sound of Sleat for the 5 minute journey. The sheepdog running back & forward on the wrong side of the railings is an added charm (it also runs ashore to greet you as it docks at the slipway!). The £14 crossing sounds a lot but worth it on the Skye side for the very rustic wilderness singkle track road drive to the main road at Ashaig (9 miles). On the mainland side Glenelg is a idyllicly pretty wee place tucked away in its pwn corner of Scotland & the drive up & over Mam Ratgan mountain is fantastic with the most amazing upland views over to Kintail and its Five Sisters ridge, the mountains beside the Falls of Glomach behind, the sheer-sided trench of Glenshiel and the causeway over Loch Duich. Worth every penny!

Visited October 2012
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

An absolute must-do! We were staying in Glenelg and took the community owned ferry over to Skye for the day. A great wee trip, which worked out cheaper than driving up to Kyle and taking the bridge. The road from the ferry on the Skye side has amazing views - ones we would have probably missed had we taken the bridge. Look out for the two ferry dogs - they are great fun to watch and take their job very seriously! Human staff are friendly too!

Visited September 2012
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Great Ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This cost us £14 for one way, but it meant that you got to Skye quicker than driving round to Kyle of Lochkalsh from Glenelg. This is a community run car ferry so it was great to support it.

Visited September 2012
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“A memorable experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Glenachulish, is the last manually operated turntable ferry in Scotland. The ferry is operated by local community with the heart to preserve their traditional transport. We joined the 3 days Highlands tour and our tour guide arranged us to take the ferry to Skye instead of travelling by the bridge. The view is awesome! The experience is truly memorable with a chance to see seals, dolphin and others.

The crossing takes about 8mins and interval about 20mins (from easter to mid Oct). You need to pay 14 pounds for car but passengers are free. It is WORTH it! If you travel to Skye, please use the ferry and you can also see the beauty as well. Please help to preserve the traditional transport so that it can continue to serve and not ‘disappear’ in Scotland! Thanks!
http://www.skyeferry.com

Visited June 2012
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