There are 2 ferry routes operating between Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye offering you combined total of 23 sailings per week. Caledonian MacBrayne operates 2 routes, Lochmaddy to Uig runs 12 times per week & Tarbert (Harris) to Uig about 11 times weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Outer Hebrides to Isle of Skye to get the most up to date information.
The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles, are a chain of islands strung along the west coast of Scotland.
Stretching 130 miles and comprising 119 islands, 5 of which are inhabited: Lewis and Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra. These slow-paced, Gaelic-speaking islands all offer total tranquillity, providing a unique British experience.
Stunning coastal views, picturesque castles and an abundance of fascinating wildlife in untouched nature are all part of what makes the Outer Hebrides so special. Also, not only are the islands a hiker’s paradise, they also boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the British Isles, with long stretches of pristine white sand and crystal clear waters to be found on almost every island.
The Outer Hebrides are very well connected by ferry, with a large network of sailings available within the island chain. There are also numerous routes back to mainland Scotland, so there’s ample choice.
The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most famous islands, situated at the northernmost point of the Inner Hebrides, off the northwest coast.
Packing the very best of Scotland into just over a thousand-square miles: magical landscapes, enigmatic ruins and a captivating history, Skye is one of the country’s very best tourist attractions. Stretching fifty, glorious miles long, it is a world-class hiking destination, offering a dozen peaks, remarkable rock formations and mouth-watering views. Along these walks lie historical wonders like Dunvegan Castle, a third millennium BC chambered cairn and an Iron Age fort. The largest settlement, Portree, is the cultural hub, set upon a picturesque natural harbour lined by fishing boats, boasting cheerful pubs and an award-winning theatre.
The Isle of Skye has ports on its north coast for routes from the Outer Hebrides, and on the southern tip for ferry crossings from mainland Scotland, so it’s within easy reach from many domestic locations.