There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between North Uist and Isle of Skye operated by 1 ferry company – Caledonian MacBrayne. The Lochmaddy to Uig 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 North Uist Isle of Skye crossing between Lochmaddy and Uig.
North Uist is an island community in the Outer Hebrides, found off Scotland’s northwest coast.
Like most islands in this part of the world, North Uist is rich with prehistoric landmarks and awe-inspiring monuments, most notably the enormous chambered burial cairn of Barpa Langais.
Although there is a high concentration of peat bogs and lochs on North Uist, the coastline is blessed with some beautiful beaches where you can relax with nothing but the sound of birds in the air. The shoreline is also home to many grey seals and, in fact, each year almost 10,000 seal pups are born on the Monach Islands just off the west coast - the largest breeding colony in Europe.
The island’s main port is in Lochmaddy on the northeast coast, just off the A867 road, where you can choose from numerous sailings to the Scottish mainland.
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.