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“Over the Sea to Skye”
Review of The Skye Ferry

The Skye Ferry
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Glenelg and Lochalsh Half Day Tour from Kyle of...
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Glenelg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed April 14, 2013

This is not a shortcut to Skye! But it is a scenic masterpiece combined with a large helping of history and maybe some wildlife too. Best value is the return journey at £20; otherwise it's currently £14 one way. And the ferry only runs daylight hours from Easter to October.

In addition to travelling on the tiniest, antique, turntable ferry in the UK, you also get to traverse two of the most beautiful, single-track passes in the Highlands - one each side of your ten minute ferry trip. They are worth the fare alone.

On a fine day there really is nothing to beat this excursion. So many beautiful photo-opportunities along the way and maybe even the chance of seals, otters or a sea eagle en-route. Be daring - leave the main roads behind you; then you can really say you made it over the sea to Skye!

2  Thank Mike Arran
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

tiny boat, quietly crossing where cattle used to swim. There is an otter sanctuary nearby so you often sea otters playing as you cross. well worth the detour rather than bomb across the Skye Bridge. Friendly and helpful boatman. Use this ferry or it will be lost

Thank wanderer492
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed in Glenelg, so the most sensible way of getting to Skye was to take the ferry. It is quite an experience, very quaint and a lovely way to see the Sound of Sleat. We used it a good few times over the week we stayed there, quite often there was a bit of a queue and had to wait a while as the ferry can only take a few cars at a time. However I'm not sure there is a better place to wait for a ferry, and you have the pleasure of watching it chug over the Sound a few times and try a spot of seal spotting. Well worth it if you are staying nearby.

Thank jeffinerelvis
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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.

2  Thank alison0001
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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!

Thank Gruthan
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