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Handa Ferry, Tarbet near Scourie

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Handa Ferry for Handa Island, Sutherland

Sailings to island Monday to Saturday, 9:00am to 2:00pm (FINAL OUTWARD TRIP)

Handa Island has over 200,000 seabirds on its towering cliffs, including internationally important numbers of guillemot, razorbill and great skua. Plus more than 250 pairs of puffin breed here.  Also Otters, dolphins, minke whales, pilot whales, porpoises, basking sharks and the amazing orca (killer whales) also occasionally go by.

Map of Island

Fares And Directions

Adult £15, Child £5, Child under 5 Free

Handa island is a short ferry ride from Tarbet turnoff 3 miles North of Scourie on the A 894,  the magnificent Ullapool to Durness west coast road (then from the junction 3 miles to the jetty).

North Coast 500

The Highlands own route 66 - the North Coast 500 marketing often uses a stunning photo of  several sports cars crossing the impressive Kylesku Bridge just a few miles south of us. Handa is right in the middle of some of the most stunning coastline on this memorable route. An ideal stopping off point for your trip!

North coast 500 Website Handa Island Puffin at Handa island near Scourie campsite Enlarge photo of campervan in sunset Enlarge photo of Sunset at Scourie Enlarge photo of campervan in sunset

Handa Island Jetty

Tarbet for Ferry by Seafood Restaurant

Outward sailings Monday to Saturday, 9:00am to 2:00pm - Last return from Island 5pm


A wide range of wildlife inhabits area.

Red deer, Otters, Seals, Dolphins and even Whales cruise by but the Puffins & plethora of other birds are the most numerous.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pre-book?

No - sorry - we cannot maintain a fixed bookings schedule.  

What is the BEST TIME to see the Puffins?

YES - summer is best - May, June and July

Can I pay by Credit/Debit Card?

No - sorry - we are not set up to take cards.

Can I take small Children?

YES - but weather connditions must be taken into account.

Can I take my dog?

No - due to passenger comfort, safety and space on the small ferry this is not possible.

What are the Ferry Timings?

Monday to Saturday 9am to 2pm (latest outgoing) but this also dependant on the weather conditions.  More frequent ferry trips can go at busy times in good weather.