Isle of Skye Ferries
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Skye, also known as the Isle of Skye, has three ports: Armadale, Sconser and Uig.
Armadale, is the most southern port on the Island and offers a short hop ferry service to Mallaig on the mainland.
Sconser on the east of the island connects to the neighbouring island of Raasay via a short ferry trip.
Uig in the north of the island offers longer connections to Tarbert on the island of Harris and Lochmaddy on the island of North Uist. >
You can book ferries to and from Skye simply and easily on AFerry. To get a better idea of the range of services available, please look at the departures board below.
Ferries to and from Skye
Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) Ferries operates a large variety of vessels. If the journey time is short, for example on the routes to and from Armadale and Sconser, facilities may be limited. Otherwise, there is a full range including dining options and areas to enjoy a hot or cold drink or engage in a spot of souvenir shopping.
Armadale port facilities
Armadale is a manned port. It is open in the winter, Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 am to 5pm. In the summer, the closing time is 7:00 pm.
Car parking is available but it is limited. There is no taxi rank but there is a nearby bus stop. If travelling by car, you are advised to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your departure.
Other facilities include toilets, a waiting area and a baby changing area.
Sconser port facilities
Sconser is a small un-manned ferry port. Free parking is available but this is not organised. There is a bus stop for inbound passengers near the slipway. Taxis are not available.
If you are travelling by car, you are advised to arrive at least 10 minutes before your departure.
Other facilities include toilet facilities and a small seating area.
Uig port facilities
Uig is a manned port that is open in the summer from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm on most days. On Sunday it is open from 12:00 midday to 6:30 pm and on Wednesday, it closes at 7:30pm.
If you are travelling by car, you are advised to arrive at least 45 minutes before your departure. If you are a foot passenger, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
Taxis are not available but you can call a taxi using phone numbers shown within the terminal building. There is also a bus shelter opposite the ticket office.
Other facilities include toilet facilities, a seating area, a baby changing area and a public telephone.
The Isle of Skye is one of the best known in Scotland and is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. It's well known for its natural beauty and a landscape that includes lochs, heather-clad moors and majestic mountain peaks - known as Munros in Scotland.
In fact, despite its small size, the Isle of Skye can boast 12 Munros. This, as well as the natural beauty, make the island a favourite with walkers of all ages and abilities.
The diverse landscape and habitats of Skye provide the perfect environment for a variety of wildlife including Scottish wildcats, red deer, pine martens and mountain hares. And as well as inland wildlife, the island is also blessed with abundant marine-life. For this reason, it is worth taking a wild-life cruise along the shoreline. You might spot seals, dolphins, and otters as well as a variety of birds including golden eagles and sea eagles.
Portree is the capital of the island and this is surely one of the most scenic towns in all of Scotland with multi-coloured cottages along a green verdant shoreline overlooking a bay filled with small shipping boats. As well as the scenery, there is also plenty to do in the capital including pony-trekking and boat cruises. And here you'll also find a large variety of accommodation including hotels, B&Bs and even a camp-site.
No trip to the highlands and islands of Scotland would be complete without a visit to the stunning island of Skye - so why not book your ferry today simply and easily with AFerry?