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Good service.

It’s simple, turn up, drive on and pay during the five-minute voyage. Quite expensive if you do it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jamie I
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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The way to visit Jura if you are visiting Islay

Professional, efficient, affordable. Its interesting to watch it go if you don't make it as part... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brett B
Front Royal, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s simple, turn up, drive on and pay during the five-minute voyage. Quite expensive if you do it more than once (£22 return for a car and two pax or tickets in multiples of ten), but the only way to get over to Jura. I...More

Thank Jamie I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Professional, efficient, affordable. Its interesting to watch it go if you don't make it as part of the first grouping, it fights with the channel but they are experts about it, you don't even notice that you are crossing the way that you do if...More

Thank Brett B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little ferry takes a few vehicles, in a few minutes, across one of the strongest tidal flows in Scotland. Great skill needed, at times, to keep the ferry steady across the racing waters. If you find this thought scary, just pick a different time...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We went on a visit from Islay to Jura. It is about 10 minutes and it travels back and to all day. It was a very efficient service which can take up to 8 to 10 or so vehicles at a time, depending on size....More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We used it to cross with the car. It is timely and fast. Fits around 5 cars at a time. Takes less than 5 minutes to cross. Staff helpful n courteous.

Thank DayTrip751725
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Drive off the main ferry from Islay, and the lads waved us straight onto the smaller ferry to Jura. Quick, no hassle, and great fun too! A proper service, with a family-like atmosphere. It was a short trip, but big on service - thanks guys!

Thank Thesoundman
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The ferry is inexpensive and if visiting Islay a few hours on Jura is a must. It is a very short crossing and the ferry runs frequently with a handful of vehicles. No booking required. Expect rain.

Thank Derek L
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Jura Car Ferry is a vital link for getting to the island and offers a good service. However, at the end of our week, the service was disrupted due to fog in the channel between Jura and Islay preventing the ferry crossing in front...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The Jura Ferry is an experience all of its own, a small Drive on Boat that barely stops to load and unload. The Captain and Crew load Vehicles onto the Deck, filling every bit of space, then it is manoeuvre with the greatest of skill...More

Thank Crabro
Reviewed August 9, 2018

The journey to Jura takes approximately 5 minutes and is regular throughout the day. We went over in foot but, unfortunately, the bus wasn't due for another hour so we had a nice long walk round part of the island. The ferry takes cars and...More

Thank RosieL206
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