Firth of Forth: 90-Minute Three Bridges Cruise

Firth of Forth: 90-Minute Three Bridges Cruise

From $20.62 per person

A 90-minute sightseeing cruise with views of the "three bridges", including the UNESCO world Heritage Forth Bridge, Inchcolm Island and medieval abbey. During your cruise, you will also have incredible views of the Edinburgh skyline.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a unique boat trip with unrivalled views of the "three bridges"
  • Take in stunning views and photo opportunities of the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge
  • View Inchcolm Island with spectacular views of the Edinburgh skyline
  • Get up close to the marine wildlife including seals and puffins
Full description
Your boat tour will depart from the South Queensferry, which is only a short distance from Scotland's bustling capital city of Edinburgh. Your tour will include magnificent views of the "three bridges", including the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Forth Railway Bridge. In addition, you can take in the beautiful panoramas of the Edinburgh skyline, the Kingdom of Fife and the historic island of Inchcolm with its medieval abbey. As part of the tour you will stop at the island to drop off and pick up visitors. For your comfort, relax onboard in the heated observation lounge or on the outside decks, and listen to the guided commentary while you enjoy a drink from the bar. During your tour, you will find plenty of opportunities to both see and photograph a wide variety of marine wildlife including seabirds, porpoises and seals.
  • 90-minute boat trip of the Firth of Forth complete with guided commentary
  • Landing passes to Inchcolm Island
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

    Forth Boat tours Ticket Kiosk, Hawes Pier, South Queensferry

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • All sailings depart from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, unless otherwise stated in the timetable
    • Please dress for the weather
    • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
    • there is a special wheelchair ramp which can be used at certain tide heights (please provide prior notice if you require the wheelchair ramp
    • Access to Inchcolm Island is not suitable for wheelchair users
    • Commentary is provided in English only
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 306 reviews

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    Very well organised. Lovely welcome from staff on the pier. Although the tour guide us actually a tape recording rather than a live presentation it is very easy to listen to and very informative. Weather was good and the views and sights were really interesting. Plenty of seals to see which the children on board loved. We sat outside but plenty of room inside and a bar for drinks and snacks.

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    July 1, 2021

    I went with my mum at 11am and the views were fantastic, the history/story is very fascinating and interesting, a lot to learn and explore. The boarding staff were very friendly, helpful, and respectful. I would recommend signing up for the isle exploration as well (I regret not doing it myself).

    June 19, 2021

    I really found the trip interesting though the boat was very crowded so my kids who are quite small didnt really get any good views out of the windows which is a shame. For this reason I would give it 4 stars and I would also recommend to get there very early as I get the feeling most passengers were dropped off on the same bus. Also to note there is no taxi rank at the end, so you will need to book (only took 15 mins) but just something to be aware of that I wasnt when I did the trip.

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    June 9, 2021

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