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.
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. Please visit the Calmac website for up to date timetables and Service Status.
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.
Public transport around Lewis & Harris is fairly regular through the summer season, there is a service bus from Tarbert to Leverburgh that gets you there in time for the 8am departure, but not a return one for when we are back in Leverburgh in the evening. There is no service from Lewis that would get you down to Leverburgh in time for the 8am departure. Please visit CNES website for up to date bus timetables.
At the time of updating this page there is a taxi operator in Harris, please visit Harris Taxis for information.
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