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The Skye Ferry

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Address: Glenelg, Scotland
Phone Number: 01599-52-23-55-07881-63-47-26
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Glenelg and Lochalsh Half Day Tour from Kyle of Lochalsh

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A real joy

We went on a wee road trip from Elgol today and decided to go across in the ferry to Glenelg. What a joy, two men, both very pleasant indeed and such a short crossing on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Elgolian
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a wee road trip from Elgol today and decided to go across in the ferry to Glenelg. What a joy, two men, both very pleasant indeed and such a short crossing on a beautiful day. Happy times

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Thank LadyMack22
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our b&b owner recommended we took this so we took it on the way back from skye to Inverness. The whole manual turntable ferry is interesting and if you were on the right side if the boat you could see dolphins playing, we were not. However as we were getting off the man was very rude so I wouldn't do... More 

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Thank abdn-rob
Great Witley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The men and dogs that run it are super. Just a lovely thing. Great way to get across to Skye but watch the single roads on the Skye side, they are not for a learner or underconfident driver.

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Thank Claire R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ferry operators were super low-key and friendly and very excited-children tolerant. My children also loved the ferry dogs who travelled with us. It's a small ferry and a short tide, but the scenery is absolutely amazing, both on the drive down to it through Glenelg and on the crossing itself. Plus you might get wildlife lucky; a seal popped... More 

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Thank raynecld
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove on, sat in car for 5 mins, drove off. A successful crossing. Friendly staff, competent ferry skipper, everyone happy!

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Thank Nicholas W
West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

How nice to see the local community keeping this wonderful little ferry running. Disappointed that the famous ferry dog was having a day off but the friendly staff, the roads to and from the ferry and the stunning scenery made up for that. Such a great way to arrive on Skye.

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Thank Pam513
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140 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry is run by the local community and deserves support. It is a lovely crossing to Skye and if you aren't near Kyle of Lochalsh it is a good bet. Once on Skye there is an exciting drive on a single track road ( I got stuck in a ditch briefly).

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Thank ricky39
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's only around a 10 minute ride on the water, but a beautiful one. A bit snug to fit 6 vehicles on the ferry, but they did it with skill. Just had to fold our mirrors in. Roads on both sides of the ferry were fine, Scottish one lane roads, but in good repair with lots of Passing Places.

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Thank Tracy Lorraine S
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a lovely experience to cross to Skye on the Glenelg Ferry - the ferry colly dog has to be th highlight! Great service - calming and the way to do it!

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Thank AudreyE16
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip across on the ferry, the kids were delighted, the road to the ferry is lovely and it is well worth the trip.

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