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The Skye Ferry

Glenelg, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a breath of fresh air - literally. As a tourist, you get a memory that no bridge crossing can match, and a book of tickets is an investment. Such a good humoured, knowledgeable crew who are masters of their craft! Yes, pun intended.......More

Thank Annadundas
Reviewed 1 week ago

The short ride on this historic ferry was interesting, and we even saw some dolphins. However, the road from Glenelg to the ferry was a little daunting, and the road on the other side was harrowing. It might be okay if you are used to...More

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, though not as cheap as the bridge (free), but as the ferry is 40 years old and is the last manually operated turntable ferry in Scotland, the fare is more a donation to keep the ferry open as a historical monument! The ferry...More

Thank HummingbirdTX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes you have to go out of your way to experience a journey from a past age....look this one out the road is a bit hairy especially the Isle of Skye side but worth every moment ...we went from mainland to Skye by ferry then...More

Thank St4ontour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worked a treet and should be supported otherwise it will end up being stopped. Takes about 15 minutes to cross.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ferry uses a very old style ramp to load cars and people onto the ferry. It was so interesting and a smooth and beautiful ride.

Thank babsKentucky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the perfect Zen experience! Anticipation as you watch the small ferry making its crab-like way through the fast currents in the Sound of Sleat. Take photos as she twirls into the slipway at Glenelg, turntable at the ready. She can load up to...More

Thank Cecily G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A piece of Highland history that hasn't been gentrified or killed off by the health and safety police. A must if visiting Skye.

Thank twozerouk .
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Go out of your way to take this! We drove from the Skye side - single lane hairy road that was actually great fun - gets up to about 1,000 feet altitude quickly then down again. Not for the faint of heart. The ferry itself...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a superb access route to Skye. The short ferry crossing is a joy as you view the land from Glenelg Bay

Thank Paul W
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Hi, is the ferry free as I cant see any prices anywhere?
29 May 2017|
Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
We paid 15 pounds for each Crossing. I believe a return ticket is 25 pounds. I know I made a typo when I wrote my review, I think I said 150 pounds! And I couldn't figure out how to correct that error. But for the vehicle... More
Angel M
We will travel to Isle of Skype this August and are considering taking the ferry from Gleneig to the isle. How long is the wait to get on a ferry? It looks like the ferry can take 4 vehicles at a time, so are there usually many cars waiting to cross?
9 April 2016|
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Response from Criagendinnie | Reviewed this property |
It is difficult to predict how busy the ferry will be. However, if you have to wait for the ferry going over and back again, you will have a great view over the narrows and refreshments are avaiable in the lighthouse. It is... More
elizabeth w
Will a 5 berth motorhome be able to go on ferry ?
30 January 2016|
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Response from christine k | Reviewed this property |
yes the ferry holds about 4 cars at a time. so you won't have any problems the crossing is only about 10-15 mins so even if they are busy you don't have to wait long. If you let them know before hand they will let you know... More