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Review of The Skye Ferry

The Skye Ferry
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$241.30*
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Glenelg and Lochalsh Half Day Tour from Kyle of Lochalsh
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Glenelg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed October 28, 2013

What a fantastic way to get to Skye! This should not be missed by anyone who is more into the journey than the destination! Yes, the road is narrow and it takes longer but oh my goodness the views! Such nice people at the ferry too! They are friendly and efficient. Do not miss this experience!

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

A very short crossing (great for folks like me that don't really like boats) with the most beautiful scenery. The drive across Mam Rattigan is a bit hairy, but the views far outweigh this - TAKE YOUR TIME. Disappointed not to see the sea eagle, otter or any other wildlife mentioned on site, but after all it was October! Will def. be back in the summer. Drive off the other end is also an experience.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

If going to Skye or coming off it, take the ferry and support the last one of its kind in Britain. It also is community owned so you help the community a bit. Beyond that the road on either side is single track for miles and it is one of the most atmospheric ways to experience Skye and Scotland... the hills are tricks drivign though so be prepared for lots of downshifting!

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

This ferry is a bit of history as the last hand-cranked turntable ferry, and everything about taking the ferry--wending our way through Glen Beag, the crossing itself, the twisting single track road to Kylerhea on the other side--is breathtaking.

The crossing itself doesn't take long, but part of the fun was watching other passengers make the trek: the tide was coming in fast, so the ferry had to overshoot the target on both ends to avoid the current.

Yes, there's a fee and the Skye bridge is free--but it's worth it!

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We were staying in glenelg, so this was the only logical way to travel to Skye. But on the way back we arrived on the Skye side at 17.48 and were worried that we were too late to catch the last crossing. Not to worry because the nice ferry people saw us from glenelg and came across to fetch us back. We were so relieved.

You have to do this.

1  Thank stephenmanuel
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