|[Alighting on Handa Island]|
For most, the Handa Ferry is really a means to an end: a way to access the beautiful scenery and 200,000 seabirds on Handa Island. But the 2 mile direct trip (more if you're on a wildlife cruise) is a minor adventure in itself: from the often bouncing crossing to the rickety wooden, portable platform that "helps" you alight on one of Handa's beaches - the exact one depends on wave conditions. Arrive early and spend a little time exploring Tarbet: an idyllic seaside hamlet, accessed by scenic lanes through craggy terrain splattered with lochans.
|[Tarbet jetty, Handa Island visible in the distance]|
📌 Handa Ferry ★★★☆☆
Location (Tarbet pier): Port of Tarbet, G.R.: NC 164489 ///canoe.urban.drilled
Open (2019): Monday to Saturday in "summer season" (probably early April to early September, but no specific info available. May to July is best for puffin watching.
Cost (2019): £15 (adults), £5 (children)
|[View out to see from Tarbet]|