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“The last of its type, and you might see sea eagles!”
Review of The Skye Ferry

The Skye Ferry
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$229.48*
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Glenelg and Lochalsh Half Day Tour from Kyle of Lochalsh
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Glenelg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“The last of its type, and you might see sea eagles!”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

This ferry will never be the quickest or most practical way to get to Skye, but if you're not in a hurry, then it's well worth the detour. The ferry is a turntable (hand-operated) type, believed to be the last of its type still in operation. While we were waiting for our crossing, we saw a sea eagle flying overhead, which was a great bonus.

In summary: a little bit of history, a scenic crossing (reached by some roads in beautiful countryside), and maybe you'll see a rare bird too!

Visited April 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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196 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Well worth the detour”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Our friends in Sky recommended we take this route back to the mainland...and it certainly was well worth it !!! The drive in Sky on a single track road is very scenic. The ferry is extremely quaint. Fits only about 3-4 cars and not easy to get in or out, depending on the tide. The 2 people manning it are very friendly and guide you all the way. Crossing is very short..about 10-15 minutes. Once on the mainland make your way to the Genelg Inn!!!

Visited April 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“brilliant”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

loved this- a great experience with friendly ferryman and a super crossing. The road up from the ferry on Skye is beautiful

Visited April 2013
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Manchester England
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710 reviews
249 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
“Over the Sea to Skye”
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!

Visited April 2013
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“magic”
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

Visited June 2012
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