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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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A great experience if you are in the area. The ferry transports you from Glenelg to the Isle of Skye in 5 minutes. Fun trip!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Alice H
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great experience if you are in the area. The ferry transports you from Glenelg to the Isle of Skye in 5 minutes. Fun trip!

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Thank Alice H
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its may not make sense financially or in practical terms to take this ferry when you can drive over the bridge to Skye, but taking this small ferry "over the sea to Skye" allows you to go back in time to when this was the way to get to/from the island. We arrived on the slipway just as the ferry... More 

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Thank Stuart A
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to the ferry from GLENELG (approx 3 miles round the bay) and watched the seals and the otters while enjoying a hot cup of coffee from the honesty box at the ferry. The following day we came back in the car and crossed in the ferry to Skye before climbing up the hill on Skye en-route to Portree.... More 

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Thank Bruce L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove to the ferry on the Isle of Skye side to go to Glenelg. What a beautiful drive on this one way road with bypass areas. Waited a little for the ferry which had just left for Glenelg. Very small ferry (2 cars maximum).

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got here from Fort Augustus and the driving itself is very very beautiful. Close to the ferry, it is single track with passing places. The road is very winedy and narrow, it is like rally car driving! It is something you can never experience in US. Many times our car went airborne. When we got to the ferry, we... More 

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Thank Yaling S
Hanover, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the scenic route to Skye and ended up at Glenelg to catch the ferry across. Was surprised by how short the trip ended up being. The drive scenic drive was the highlight that compared nicely with the Skye countryside that we encountered over the next few days. Quiet with little traffic. The ferry was a bit expensive at... More 

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Thank Michael C
Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ideal way to travel from Glenelg to Skye. Reasonably priced and there were seals all around us in the sea.

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Thank Thomas G
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The village of Glenelg is delightful - it has some wonderful 'Brochs' up the valley as well as great scenery, shop, cafe etc The ferry is wonderful with friendly staff, a very happy dog and speedy and efficient service. During the journey we saw a sea eagle mobbing a seagull for its catch of fish - it was dropped into... More 

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Thank kgs1971
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The seals were a delight. very attentive, friendly staff. Beats the bridge crossing. Unique, wonderful- what more can we say. Keep it up!

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Thank Nicola C
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This was a great experience on the turntable ferry. The road on Skye to the ferry is hair raising - you can't rush it! Ferry quite pricey, but a unique crossing.

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