1. United Kingdom
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Firth of Forth: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

Product ID: 262472
Cruise under the Forth Bridges on this award winning 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise. The cruise was recently voted one of the best things to do in Edinburgh, and will display many highlights of the region to you.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting times 10:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:45 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Spot the abundance of seals, puffins, and other seabirds and wildlife
  • Enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise under the Forth Bridges
  • Listen to the full commentary detailing the rich history and wildlife on the Forth
Full description
Your tour will begin as you visit the booking office and gift shop to collect your boarding pass. From there, you will make your way onto Hawes Pier to board the boat and embark on your sightseeing cruise. Once the boat has departed Hawes Pier, there will be a brief safety message played to all passengers before the audio commentary begins.

The journey then starts with the boat heading under the Red Forth Rail Bridge before continuing past the historic Inchgarvie Island towards Inchcolm Island. You can listen as the skipper points out seals, puffins, and other wildlife that can be found throughout the cruise.

Once around Inchcolm Island, you can watch carefully for sunbathing seals on the Haystack before the cruise continues back under the Red Rail Bridge towards the Forth Road Bridge and the recently opened Queensferry Crossing. Once under these majestic bridges, the boat will cruise back to Hawes Pier where you will be free to disembark.
  • The price is for the 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise only
  • Commentary translations, available from the booking office
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Binocular rental
  • Landing fees for Inchcolm Island
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The small brick building which has ticket office signage.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• There is a short ramp from the pier to the boat, followed by 2 shallow steps into the boat
• There is a threshold step of 30 centimeters from the back to the front of the boat
• The boat has a bar serving hot/cold/alcoholic drinks
• There are both male/female toilets onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Very nice. Enjoyed every bit

October 5, 2019

My family enjoyed the boat ride. Would recommend it to friends.

August 26, 2019

Excellent tour

August 21, 2019

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Maid of the Forth

Product ID: 262472