Need ferry details in Skye? Donald from Skye can help!

  • Would you like to cross over the sea to Skye the old-fashioned way? You don’t have to come by bridge. Until 1995, the island was only accessible by ferry, and you can still visit this way today. When you’re ready to plan your trip, ask Donald from Skye for advice on ferry crossings to the beautiful Isle of Skye.

    Despite its isolated location, generations of island inhabitants and visitors have crossed the sea by ferry. As soon as you step onboard, your journey to Skye begins. No need to sit in lines of traffic at the bridge gazing at your sat nav. You’ll be able to sit back and take in the scenery before arriving for your day trip or holiday.

    Reaching the island from the mainland is possible all year round. Calmac ferries are the main provider of transport both to and from the mainland and between the Inner and Outer Hebrides. To reach Skye from North West Scotland, travel to Mallaig Terminal, which is accessible by car and public transport. This 30-minute journey lands in Armadale on the Sleat Peninsula to the south of the island.

    If you have time to spare and want to really soak up the atmosphere, ferries operate from the original island crossing during spring and summer. Travel to the picturesque port at Glenelg and take the ferry across the Kylerhea Narrows. You’ll be whisked through a truly stunning spot and have the chance to spot grey seals, dolphins, basking sharks and seabirds.

    Once you arrive on Skye and have experienced everything it has to offer, you can set off on another adventure to the neighbouring Outer Hebrides. The Calmac ferry operates from Uig to Tarbert on Harris and Lochmaddy on North Uist. You’ll find quaint hamlets, grasslands and lochs, distilleries and of course, famous Harris Tweed.

    No matter how long you plan to stay, you can have a truly amazing adventure travelling by sea around Skye. To make the most of your visit by ferry, ask Donald from Skye for the latest times, routes and handy tips.