Water activity

Edinburgh: 'Firth of Forth' Three Bridges Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Forth Boat Tours
Water activity

Edinburgh: 'Firth of Forth' Three Bridges Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Forth Boat Tours

From US$ 22.09 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.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • 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.

Cruise along and discover the magic of the red railway Forth Bridge, the Forth Road suspension bridge, and the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world, Queensferry Crossing.

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.

  • Boat trip of the Firth of Forth
  • Onboard commentary
  • Landing passes to Inchcolm Island
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

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

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Landing passes to Inchcolm Island are not included
  • Please dress for the weather
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • There is a special wheelchair ramp that 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1037 reviews

Review summary

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Make sure you take warm clothes since next to water can get cold. It was cool when ship went around and showed places and told a bit of history about the area of what happened, when you inside its a bit hard to listen but other than that it was cool.

March 23, 2023

We all loved our trip!!! I travelled with 4 children - 2 young boys 6 and 7, and 2 teenage girls both 13. And they all thoroughly enjoyed it. The trip is both long enough that you get a good distance out and along the river and short enough that the boys didn’t get bored. The tour guide information was great and detailed. The crew were happy and approachable. I highly recommend this trip!!

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March 23, 2023

It's a very nice sightseeing! There is an optional not mentioned anywhere. You can pay for a "landing pass" and they'll leave you 2 hours on a beautiful island with a small cafe and pick you up later to finish the original tour. It has a lot of historical comments and the captain stops whenever he sees seals. Would do it again to have a picnic in the island.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 192819