There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Isle of Skye and North Uist operated by 1 ferry company – Caledonian MacBrayne. The Uig to Lochmaddy ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 1 hour 45 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Isle of Skye North Uist crossing between Uig and Lochmaddy.
The Island of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the Scottish Inner Hebrides, widely regarded as one of Europe’s top island destinations.
A land of geological wonders and incredible biodiversity, Skye has everything you need for a spectacular outdoor adventure. The famed Cuillin mountain range attracts the hardiest of hikers from around the world, whilst the captivating Dunvegan Castle provides fun for all the family.
However, without a doubt, Skye’s biggest pull factor is its natural beauty. You’ll see vast, rolling moors and sparkly lochs, usually accompanied by red deer, Scottish wildcats and mountain hares.
Given the island’s location between the two, Skye is a good departure point for mainland Scotland and the Outer Hebrides. Regular crossings are provided from Skye’s ports in Armadale on the south coast and from Uig to the north.
North Uist, part of the Outer Hebrides, is the tenth largest island in Scotland, situated directly to the west of Skye.
A haven for otters and home to the largest breeding colony of grey seals in Europe and some of Britain’s rarest birds, North Uist should top the list for any wildlife fanatics. Animals thrive here thanks to the high density of peat bogs and lochans, leading some to describe North Uist as having a ‘drowned landscape’. However, it boasts some fantastic sandy beaches, too.
North Uist is also known for Eilean Domhnuill, the oldest known crannog in Scotland, a type of prehistoric house dating back to 3,200 BC. Other historical attractions include a 5,000 year old burial chamber named Barpa Langass and the fascinating remains of a medieval monastery.
Ferries dock in Lochmaddy in the northeast, the island’s primary gateway, which is easily reachable from mainland Scotland and the Isle of Skye.