Book Now
Our four thatched self-catering cottages offer a unique and luxurious experience all set to the backdrop of the stunning Highland scenery Elgol has to offer.
Book Now

glenelg ferry

Sometimes the journey to or from a holiday destination can be just as enjoyable as the holiday itself. It is possible to reach the Isle of Skye in a few ways so you can take your pick really, maybe even choosing to arrive in a different way to the one in which you arrived. If you wish to make the most of your journey to Skye, then why not consider a trip on The Glenelg Ferry.

The Glenelg Ferry is community run and is the last manually operated turntable ferry in Scotland. We are supporters of the traditional here at Mary’s Cottages and believe that it is important that such a valued, unique experience is used and is kept running. We embrace technology – it is wonderful and helps us all in day to day life, but sometimes it is nice to revert to times of old and it is important that these traditional processes are preserved and conserved in any way possible. If you choose this means of travel, you will board the ferry boat called The Glenachulish at Glenelg and travel to Kylerhea, or indeed vice versa.

Not only is the ferry itself a valued piece of history, but the journey is part of an ancient route. The ferry operates from Easter to October, seven days a week. The Glenachulish is over 40 years old and is expensive to maintain, she is currently being refurbished in time for the new season starting.

The ferry boat service is run by the Isle of Skye Community Interest Company and they rely greatly on donations and visitors to keep this wonderful service running. Skye as an island is steeped in the traditional and we would hate to see such a unique experience and service such as this disappear as it is part of the heritage of the island.

A journey on The Glenachulish is both memorable and unique, allowing you to view scenery and wildlife in an experience you won’t forget in a hurry, so why not make the most of your journey to or from Skye. For further information, you can visit skyeferry.com or find them on Facebook.

Contact Us
Scottish Tourist Board badge
The Sunday Times article
Trip Advisor reviews
Mary's Cottages on Twitter
KT Tunstall’s honeymoon