The Skye Ferry

The Skye Ferry, Glenelg: Address, Phone Number, The Skye Ferry Reviews: 5/5

The Skye Ferry
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The Skye Ferry closed for 2020.
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sheilajaneh
Durham, England145 contributions
Great time saver
Jun. 2021
Although a very short crossing it’s well worth the windy roads to experience this sort of ferry. It all adds to the uniqueness of the ferry. It’s very clever how it works, the two staff were excellent at their job
Written 11 June 2021
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Derek B
Edinburgh, UK228 contributions
Fast and fun way to get from Glenelg to Skye
May 2021 • Couples
We used the ferry to head over to Skye from Glenelg for a day and were in Broadford well within an hour. The ferry was extremely efficient and great value at £15 one way for a car and up to four passengers.
Written 25 May 2021
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Christine W
Bellingham, WA19 contributions
Get in line quick!
Sep. 2019
Small ferry that breaks for lunch. The 2 man and 2 dog team get you across in a short period of time to a sub-alpine narrow road on Skye.
Written 18 December 2019
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GtmRossaK3
Forfar, UK42 contributions
Stunning experience!
Sep. 2019
Last operational rotating turntable ferry in the world - a must do if you're in the area. Expertly skippered for our trip by brothers Donnie & Colin MacDonald we were in safe experienced hands. Wildlife viewing opportunities in the water and in the air.
Thanks lads!
Donnie MacLean
Written 16 October 2019
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Lorraine
14 contributions
Ferry
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Good trip over and around the Isle of Skye, not much there, though, overnight stay or a couple of days enough, home to the golden eagle.
Written 14 October 2019
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Lorna P
90 contributions
Truly unique
Sep. 2019
We were fortunate to be introduced to this unique ferry by a local who drove us along the scenic route to the ferry. It was a lovely day so we were not disappointed to have to wait and watch for the ferry to approach and unload. It was one of those “once in a lifetime” experiences that is now just a happy memory from our trip to Skye.
Written 11 October 2019
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motorcyclest
Ballymena, UK45 contributions
Crossed on the motorbike
May 2019
Once in a lifetime experience, lovely way to get to Skye, the road from Sheil Bridge to Glenelg well you WILL remember the views trust me, stunning, and the road from the ferry to Broadford's not bad either, go on you will not be sorry
Written 23 September 2019
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Simi1959
Horsham, UK147 contributions
Day out.
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Went to take the ferry, it was a lovely journey with beautiful scenery, the roads were winding but there are Passover stops to let on coming traffic go past, which seems to be the norm in Scotland. Once at the ferry we thought we were going to have to wait ages as there was not much of a que. You can see the ferry on the other side and only one car got on. As soon as the car got on the ferry started to come over to our side. It was very well organised and only waited about ten mins. One thing to be aware of is if it gets to rough, or to windy they close the ferry. So you do need to be aware. Well worth doing the trip to Skye though. It cost us 15.00 for a car and four people single crossing.
Written 12 September 2019
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Gareth S
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,645 contributions
Unique
Aug. 2019
I saw a advertisement in a magazine saying that the Glenelg to Kylerhea ferry crossing was the last remaining turntable boat still operating in the world. I was only just over an hour away so I decided it must be done. The weather dampened things down bit, so I decided to drive from Invermoriston to Isle of Skye over the main bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh and return via Kylerhea. Make time to stop off at the Otter Hide first - sensible footwear required - or pop into the RSPB hide which is manned and provides binoculars to look at the wildlife.
Onto the boat, loading at Kylerhea, the car goes on and then the manual turntable comes into action. A great experience. The boat journey is quick and unadventurous but there is the skippers dog who seemed friendly.
On arrival at Glenelg, the turntable is again in action before all cars alight. There is a visitor centre at Glenelg inside a disused lighthouse building where you can get a hot drink, also sells clothing, caps etc with a honesty box to put your money. You don't see that very often!
Written 10 September 2019
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Katethevet
Brilley, UK39 contributions
A different sort of ferry experience
Aug. 2019 • Family
We were determined to visit this unusual turntable ferry so we drove over the bridge to Skye and then back to Glenelg via the ferry. It is quite expensive but worth doing if only to preserve a bit of history.
Written 31 August 2019
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