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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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Unique ferry trip

Heard about the ferry crossing and decided to crossover using the ferry instead of the bridge. Take A87 to Kyleakin. You will come across a small slip road on your left, to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about the ferry crossing and decided to crossover using the ferry instead of the bridge. Take A87 to Kyleakin. You will come across a small slip road on your left, to Kylerhea. Drive along the narrow single lane road that brings you deep into the hills. Magnificent views abound. Be cautious as the traffic on this strecth is both... More 

Thank Johnfernandis
Telford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crossed to Skye from Glenelg . The car deck was full of vans and cars. There was no room to open passenger or driver doors. If there had been a problem we we trapped. Suggest the operator needs to rethink loading and maritime safety.

Thank Ketley007
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank LadyMack22
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26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank abdn-rob
Great Witley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Claire R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank raynecld
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Nicholas W
West Yorkshire
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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.

Thank Pam513
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141 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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).

Thank ricky39
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

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.

Thank Tracy Lorraine S

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