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The mountain views coming into Ullapool are quite spectacular on a clear day with snow on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ardrishaig, United Kingdom
Always stunning no matter what the weather

We have crossed the Minch on countless occasions as my wife and family are from the Isle of Lewis... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Hallett Cove, Australia
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Ullapool, Scotland
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Reviewed 8 September 2012 via mobile

The crossing to the Hebrides is slightly on the pricy side but the views are spectacular on a good day. Saw a pod of whales and plenty of birdlife. Plenty enough to eat/drink on the ferry, takes about 2.5-3 hours

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mountain views coming into Ullapool are quite spectacular on a clear day with snow on the peaks. The Calmac ferry is a great service to cross The Minch allowing you freedom to photograph the views and also enjoy a quality well cooked meal and...More

Thank gaz4caz
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We have crossed the Minch on countless occasions as my wife and family are from the Isle of Lewis. No matter what the weather, route or boat, the sailing is always stunningly beautiful. We particularly enjoy the crossing to/from Uig to Tarbert when we have...More

1  Thank DML
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Very impressed by this surprisingly large modern boat. Decent food, reasonably priced and varied. The boat is just three years old and finished in attractive light wood. The staff were friendly, and the ship was stable. We were recommended to be near the rear to...More

Thank Returner236
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Crossing the Minch from Stornaway to Ullapool on the CalMac Ferry was great. Terrific views from the top observation deck. Try to get in line early to snag a seat on the observation deck, or a window seat on the deck below, which had a...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The seating on this ferry (Loch Seaforth)is not adequate. It is very uncomfortable (it is terrible) and not enough seating either. If you want to book a trip to the Isle of Lewis then plan well in advance. This ferry is booked for the Summer...More

Thank jefaji
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Caught a cod so pretty happy. saw the lobster and shrimp farm and the guy gave me some of theses too so a brilliant day!

Thank MissPicky_12
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I like this body of water a lot, especially on a misty day crossing in the comfort of a CalMac ferry. There is so much to see, it is a constant delight as this island pops up or a fishing boat grumbles by. I don't...More

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Our day trip from Lochinver to Lewis by the CalMac ferry Loch Seaforth, only afforded us twenty minutes at our destination before the 2.5 hour sail back to Ullapool. We sat down to a reasonable big breakfast, which set us up for the rest of...More

Thank Bravehearted
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were fortunate enough to have incredibly good weather for the crossing from Stornaway to Ullapool. The ferry has plenty of room with seating, cafeteria and a small shop. We were even fortunate to see a pod of dolphins that jumping through the sea off...More

Thank Biztraveler_001766
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

First crossings on the new(-ish) car ferry, MV Loch Seaforth - a name fondly familiar to many grey-haired travellers from an earlier, less frantic era. A great improvement for families compared with its predecessor, MV Isle of Lewis, although many regulars will miss the latter's...More

Thank David F
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