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Review of The Skye Ferry

The Skye Ferry
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$274.20*
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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 September 20, 2013

We tend to stay at Ferry House (also 5*), and the ferry is an entertainment to watch as well as a handy way to get to Skye.
It takes me back to holidays at Ballachulish when it still operated there

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"worth the detour"
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"unique experience"
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"scenic route"
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"lunch break"
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We loved this wee ferry trip and the spectacular single track roads on either side. The ferry's hydraulic turntable design is something special in this hi-tech day and age. We'll be doing it again soon! (£14 for our SUV is good value).

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is quite a long way to get to Skye but on a rising tide, you have a good chance of seeing the nesting sea-eagles that hunt on the narrows which the little ferry crosses.
In decent weather the drive over the Mam Ratagan offers great views of the Five Sisters ridge near the top.There are two good Brochs to see near Glenelg itself,if you like those ancient structures.Glenelg has nothing much to recommend it as a village.The Inn is good but the shore isn't attractive but a few more minutes round to Kylerhea and you're in a different world.
Quiet,unspoiled (apart from those blasted pylons) and nice scenery.Otters live round here too.The sea eagles nest further down the Kyles but they come up on a rising tide to harry the gulls and steal their fish.So time your crossing well to maximise the chance of a close up sighting!
The road on Skye itself is much improved, surface wise but it's a real single track.Narrow, winding, a good 20-25 mins to the main Broadford road but very unspoiled, attractive scenery on each side as you make your way up the lonely glen..
Worth doing occasionally or as often as you want to have a chance of sea-eagle spotting up close.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the highlights of our stay in Glenelg. The ferry crossing was truly memorable experience enhanced by the welcoming staff and star turn Nak, the ferry dog. We needed no excuse to do the trip again. The scenic backdrop is a joy to behold. Highly recommend it to visitors in the area and would drive out of my way to undertake it again. Let's continue to support this fantastic service.

1  Thank Louise M
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Well worth the detour down a narrow winding road over the hills to Glenelg to cross over to Skye via an authentic old ferry boat! Very atmospheric. Amazing scenery. You can make a detour down to Gavin Maxwell's home at Sandaig. Watch for sea eagles, otters and seals as well as the collie who helps out on the ferry. Very friendly helpful staff. Makes for a unique experience.

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