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Queensferry: 1.5-Hour Maid of the Forth Sightseeing Cruise

1. Queensferry: 1.5-Hour Maid of the Forth Sightseeing Cruise

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.

Firth of Forth: Sightseeing Cruise with Cream Tea

2. Firth of Forth: 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.

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What people are saying about Queensferry

We had a lovely time on the boat. The only thing that I would change was the fact that i didn't book to go onto Inchcolm Island as I didn't know it was an option. Unfortunately there were no spaces on the boat to allow us to go on to the island and return later.

Very good service. On time departure and arrivals. Good Information provided while the cruise was sailing. Enough space on the cruise and it is well covered incase it rains, or is too windy. I would definitely recommend this tour to other.Rating 5/5

Great trip. Wish I baught the longer ticket to see the island but brilliant experience. Quite educational about things that happened litterly on your doorstep that you wouldn’t have known about. There’s a bar with plenty to choose from on board.

Staff were all friendly and helpful. The boat trip pointed out places of interest and also some unknown facts. Enjoyed by a group ranging in age from 16 - 75

Wonderful trip , must do in Edinburg. Watching three state of the art bridges and visiting the Abbey island was very exciting.