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Harris, also known as the Isle of Harris, has two ports: Leverburgh, and Tarbert.
Tarbert, not to be confused with Tarbert Loch Fyne on the Kintrye peninsula, is in the south of the island and offers ferries to Uig on the Isle of Skye as well as Lochmaddy, the administrative centre of North Uist.
Leverburgh is the second largest village on Harris and is positioned on the southern tip of the island and from here you can take a short ferry journey to Berneray on the neighbouring island of North Uist.
You can book ferries to and from Harris 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 Harris
Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) Ferries operates a large variety of vessels. If the journey time is short, for example from Leverburgh to Beneray, 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.
Leverburgh port facilities
Leverburgh is a small unmanned port. There is free car parking provided by the local authority 10 metres from the terminal. There is no taxi rank but there is a bus stop 10 metres from the terminal.
If travelling by car, you are advised to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your departure.
Other facilities include toilets, a waiting area and a baby changing area.
Tarbert port facilities
Tarbert is a manned ferry port. In the winter, it is open from 6 am to 6 pm most days. On Tuesdays and Saturdays it is open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and on Thursdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Sundays it is open from 8:00 am to 12:00 midday.
In the summer, it is open from 6 am to 6 pm most days. On Tuesdays and Thursdays it is open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. On Saturdays, it is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and on Sundays from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
If you are travelling by car, you are advised to arrive at least 45minutes before your departure.
Free car parking is provided by the local council and is located 30 metres from the terminal. There is no taxi rank but there is a bus stop approximately 100 metres from the terminal.
Other facilities include toilet facilities, a seating area and a baby changing area.
Harris is characterised by mountains, deep sea lochs, coastal islands, and pristine sandy white beaches.
Harris is in fact part of one island, joined with Lewis, in the north. Harris is also divided into two parts divided by a narrow strip of land known as an isthmus. The North of Harris, also known as North Harris, is bordered by Lewis. North Harris is a mountainous region and in fact has the highest mountain in the Outer Hebrides, the Clisham at 799 metres. The north of Harris is hardly populated.
South Harris, with Tarbert at its centre contrasts with the North. Here, especially on the west coast, you will find numerous unspoilt, white sandy beaches. Luskentyre and Scarista beaches are considered to be among the best beaches in Scotland.
Anyone who loves the rugged outdoors and breath-taking scenery will surely love Harris. Why not book your ferry simply and easily online today with AFerry