Add dates

QueensferryFamily-friendly activities

Our most recommended Queensferry Family-friendly activities

Queensferry: Sightseeing Cruise to Inchcolm Island

1. Queensferry: Sightseeing Cruise to Inchcolm Island

Upon arrival at Hawes Pier, you will collect your boarding passes and pay for your landing passes to enable you to land on Inchcolm Island from the Maid of the Forth ticket office. Making your way down the pier you will board the Maid and set sail for Inchcolm, cruising underneath the iconic Forth rail bridge, a world Unseco heritage site. You will enjoy views of both the Fife and Edinburgh coastline, sailing past the Haystack seal colony and arriving at Historic Inchcolm Island. Here you will enjoy 1.5 hours to explore all the island has to offer, the Abbey, world war fortifications, visitor centre, and gift shop. There is something for everyone to enjoy on Inchcolm.

Queensferry: Sightseeing Cruise with Cream Tea

2. Queensferry: Sightseeing Cruise with Cream Tea

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.

2 activities found
Sort by:

You might also like...

Unmissable attractions

Frequently asked questions about Queensferry Family-friendly activities

What are other things to do than Family-friendly activities that are worth visiting in Queensferry?

The other unmissable things to do in Queensferry are:

What are the best Queensferry Family-friendly activities?

Which Queensferry Family-friendly activities are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

These Queensferry Family-friendly activities are taking additional COVID-19 precautions:

Other Sightseeing Options in Queensferry

Want to discover all there is to do in Queensferry? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Queensferry

We really enjoy our trip today so lovely to see another part of Scotlands Historical sites. The explanations on the boat on our way to the Island and back was from the best quality information. The staff on the boat were all friendly very helpfull on the boat. Thank you again for a lovely day out.

Well organised and delightful trip to Inchcolm island under the Forth bridges. Couldn't have asked for anything more.

Very good trip well worth the money excellent views and a lot of Scottish history learnt

Amazing trip. Everything went as stated,weather was fantastic, just brill

Was a really good boat trip. Boat was lovely and weather helped