CalMac giveaway for National Ferry Fortnight

West coast operator CalMac is giving away 1,000 free tickets as part of National Ferry Fortnight.

Passengers will be able to buy one return ticket and get another free on any of the company’s 19 bookable routes.

CalMac sails to remote mainland areas and 24 island destinations across a 200-mile long stretch of Scotland’s beautiful and wild west coast.

National Ferry Fortnight runs from March 5-19 and this year is aimed at encouraging first time ferry users to get on board.

Passengers must buy their ticket within a fortnight of March 5 to take advantage of the offer and can use the tickets purchased until September 30.

The offer applies to foot passenger only and excludes vehicles tickets.

Bookings for this promotion must be made via CalMac’s freephone number 0800 066 5000.

“We have so many amazing destinations there’s never been a better time to experience the joys of a west coast ferry trip. With great fares from just £2.20 return, an island getaway is great value and National Ferry Fortnight the perfect opportunity to try ferry travel for the first time or for regular ferry travellers to experience a new destination,” said CalMac’s UK Tourism Development Manager, Maggie Maguire.

“Anyone making a new booking during Ferry Fortnight will also be entered into a free draw to win one of 16 golden tickets. This will entitle them to a visit and tour of the bridge and chance to meet the Master.”

Now in its eighth year, National Ferry Fortnight is organised by Discover Ferries, the consumer-facing industry body for the ferry industry and is designed to showcase the best of Britain’s extensive ferry routes.

Full details, terms and conditions for this promotion are available: here