South Uist Ferries
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South Uist has two ports; Lochboisdale and Eriskay. Lochboisdale lies in the South of South Uist and has connections to Castlebay on the Isle of Barra, and Oban and Mallaig in mainland Scotland. Eriskay is a smaller island further south of South Uist, connected by a causway. Ferries from Eriskay sail to the port of Barra on the Isle of Barra.
You can book ferries from South Uist 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 South Uist
Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) Ferries operates a large variety of vessels. If the journey time is short, 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.
Lochboisdale port facilities
There is a waiting room at the port, which can seat up to 10 people. Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are available. The nearest shops, cash machines and petrol stations are in the town, just 300 metres from the port.
Eriskay port facilities
There is a waiting room at the ferry terminal which can seat 15 people. Accessible toilet facilities are also available. The nearest shops are in Eriskay village which is a mile from the port.
About South Uist
South Uist 22 miles long and 7 miles wide. The West coast is lined with 20 miles of beach, with a 2 mile headland at the half way point. The East shore has green, rocky uplands, surrounded by small fresh water lochans.
South Uist has a truly fascinating history, as it is the only place in the British Isles where prehistoric mummies have been discovered. The island is covered with archaeological sites, which show the South Uist was home to a thriving Neolithic community.
Loch Druidibeg, a 34 square kilometre National Nature Reserve is located in the north of the island. It's one of the best places to see a full range of island wildlife and habitats. In the reserve you'll see a variety of birdlife and greenery.
The tourist information office is located right next to the ferry terminal in Lochboisdale, so it's well worth visiting upon your arrival for information adn maps to help you plan your stay.
With so much to experience on this beautiful island, why not book your ferry to South Uist simply and securely with AFerry. today?
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