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The Glenachulish can transport up to six cars with ‘standing-room only’ for foot passengers.

It takes 5 minutes to cross
to or from Skye.

The Glenachulish is also
availabe for private functions
and is an ideal and novel
venue for weddings as
shown here.

To find out more about the
ferry’s availability for such
occasions contact us on the
e-mail link below.

For further details contact us on

Dates of Service

We advertise the service as running between Easter and mid-October. When Easter is late in the year we may open a few weeks earlier (the exact date will be on the Home Page banner). The exact date of closure in October is largely dependent on weather and customer numbers. (Please bear in mind that we receive no Government or Council subsidy for running the service, and as a Community Interest Company we cannot afford to run at a loss.) We will endeavour to give as much advance warning of season closure as possible.

Bad weather closure

We may not be able to maintain service sometimes because of high winds, (generally northerly winds above Force 8). It is difficult to give customers significant advance notice of this. Signs indicating closure will be posted at Sheil Bridge and Ashaig road ends and at the Ferry junction in Glenelg, although there may be a short gap between the service being cancelled and notices being posted, because of the distances involved.

Times of service

Seven days a week between 10am and 6pm (10am to 7pm June, July, August). Every 20 minutes or as required.


Join the Isle of Skye Ferry CIC

The Ferry is run by The Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company.

We are a community owned and run company and we work to maintain the unique Glenelg to Skye ferry, the Glenahulish, as a Scottish National Treasure. The Glenahulish is the only turntable ferry of it’s kind in the UK. We want your experience in crossing on the ferry to be truly memorable and the hope the spectacular scenery , the wildlife ...and the unique ferry experience will make your day special.


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