All of your holiday ferry crossings will be with the award winning ferry provider, CalMac, whose parent company is owned by the Scottish Government. Efficiency levels are generally high and you may expect that each crossing should be an enjoyable part of your holiday as the views of the mainland, islands and sea pass by your window.
CalMac Ferry procedures
Ferries between Mainland or Skye and Outer Hebrides islands
Check in times vary for each of the ferry journeys. It is best to check this in advance either directly with CalMac or with your Hebridean Hopscotch holiday advisor.
All of the ferries between the Outer Hebrides and mainland/Skye have proper self-service cafeteria/restaurants on board. Smaller ferries between the islands usually have vending machines or a snack kiosk. For more detailed information on dining options offered on board please contact CalMac or your Hebridean Hopscotch holiday advisor.
If arriving on the islands later in the evening, you may be too late to dine at local restaurants. Ask your Hebridean Hopscotch holiday advisor for more information.
Dogs: It is permitted to leave dogs in cars on the ferry and on longer crossings you can ask at the onboard information desk for a member of staff to occasionally take you to check on your animal. If you prefer not to leave your dog in the car, larger ferries have one or more pet areas reserved for dogs and their owners to sit. Follow this link to see the Calmac pet policy.