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Firth of Forth: Sightseeing Cruise with Cream Tea

Firth of Forth: Sightseeing Cruise with Cream Tea

From US$ 26.98 per person

Take in views of Blackness Castle, featured in Outlander, during this Cream Tea cruise. There are also seals and views of Limekilns village, mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Kidnapped'.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a Firth of Forth boat trip with unrivalled views of the Three Bridges
  • View Blackness Castle, as featured in Outlander and Outlaw King
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge up close
  • Get up close to the marine wildlife including seals and puffins
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The Firth of Forth is simply overflowing with myths, turbulent history, and fascinating marine wildlife. Join this boat tour on a 90-minute cruise onboard a superb vessel. Depart from South Queensferry, which is only a short distance from Scotland's bustling capital city of Edinburgh. Take in views of Blackness Castle, the ship that never sails and featured in Outlander and the Outlaw King. There are also views of Limekilns village, mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Kidnapped'. It was from Limekilns that David Balfour and Alan Breck were carried across the Forth in a rowing boat. You will also see the Three Bridges as you have never seen them before including the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge. For your comfort relax onboard with friends and family in the observation lounge or on the outside decks and listen to the guided commentary while you enjoy your complimentary cream tea. Spot the marine wildlife, during your tour, you will find plenty of opportunities to see a wide variety of marine wildlife including seabirds and seals.
  • A 90-minute boat trip that includes a complimentary cream tea with a scone, preserve, cream and a choice of tea or coffee per person
  • Additional scones and tea or coffee can be purchased at the bar
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, EH30 9TB. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure and check-in at the Forth Boat Tours office within Hawes Pier.

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  •  This cruise is not suitable for children under 5 years
  • Children aged 5 to 15 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  •  Dogs are not permitted on this cruise
  •  Dress for the weather
  •  Supplier does not provide gluten free products
  • Commentary is provided in English only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 114 reviews

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Excellent trip - fantastic views, atmospheric mist, castle and bridges. Very kind staff. Great value for money. Fairly easily accessible from Dalmeny Station. Lots of steps (121) but l managed it with a dodgy knee and walking stick. About 30 mins walk. Well worth the effort from Edinburgh. Would thoroughly recommend.

January 3, 2022

The boat tour was lovely. The guide audio played was interesting. Lots of space and places to enjoy the views. Great way to see the bridges. We booked ours with a cream tea - served in a takeaway burger box, the scones were a bit stale and they and the tea weren’t great - milk added for us before the hot water!‍♀️ Edible just not great. Overall we had a good time and price was fair.

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November 23, 2021

We didn't have the greatest of starts, due to us arriving late, but thankfully the boat waiting for us. All of the crew were very friendly, the service for the cream tea was excellent. It was great to hear about the local history and facts of the area as we sailed around. A very enjoyable 90 minutes, well worth the money.

September 24, 2021

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