Our St Kilda boat trips depart from Leverburgh at 8am and we ask passenegrs to be there ready for boarding at 7.45am to receive a safety brief before departure, Leverburgh is a 35-minute picturesque drive from the main port of Tarbert via West Harris, which boasts some of the best beaches in the country.
From Tarbert you head south on the A859 to Leverburgh, the signs for 'Sound of Harris Ferry' take you all the way to the pier in Leverburgh. On approach to the pier the signs for the Sound of Harris Ferry direct you left to the ferry marshalling area, stay on road and do not turn left to the marshalling area, Leverburgh pier is straight ahead past the RNLI station, we depart from the pontoon on the right hand side of the pier. For Sat Nav's the postcode of HS5 3UF should take you to the general area of Leverburgh pier.
There is some parking available before the pier, but it is usually taken up by pier users, please do not park on the pier itself or in the RNLI parking bay.There is parking available for our passengers between the back of the RNLI station and the ferry marshalling area, if this is full there is also long stay parking available on the other side of the ferry marshalling area towards the Anchorage restaurant.
Please note, Leverburgh pier is a working pier and passengers are requested not to go beyond the pontoon access towards the pier itself.
Our shorter Rib trips generally run from Tarbert Marina
, or occasionally from Leverburgh depending on what trip we are running. There is no visitor parking at Tarbert Marina at all so you will have to park up in the main car park where the visitor information centre is and a couple minutes walk will take you round to the marina. Please note, the car park at the Isle of Harris distillery
is for their visitors only and not for the marina.
To get to Harris: take the Calmac ferry to Tarbert from Uig on the Isle of Skye. Another ferry option is from Ullapool to Stornoway, which is on the Isle of Lewis. While referred to as two separate islands, Harris and Lewis are actually one island and Leverburgh is 1 hour & 30 minutes easy drive from Stornoway.
Stornoway is also home to the main airport for the Hebrides and there are daily flights from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Benbecula. You can take your own car on the ferry or hire one on arrival - getting around the island is much easier with your own transport.
Please visit our Things to Do page for further travel links and local information, you might also find the following external links useful.
Visit Scotland has up-to-date information on travelling to the Outer Hebrides.
If taking your own car, be sure to check this essential driving advice for the Outer Hebrides.
If visiting with a campervan or caravan the following guide from Visit Outer Hebrides should also be essential reading for you, Guide for Motorhome & Campervan Visitors
Things to Do