Forth Boat Tours

Forth Boat Tours

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Sail Into The Best Of Scottish History on one of Edinburgh's Best Boat Tours

The River Forth is the passage into the heart of Scotland, and a cruise with Forth Boat Tours is a brilliant way to learn all about this gorgeous area. 

Whether for its coasts or its lochs, Scotland is a country synonymous with the water, and these tours are sure to make you appreciate why there’s so much love for it. 

Departing from the lovely little town of South Queensferry, you’ll board a fantastic ship and sail underneath some of the UK’s most impressive bridges. 

You’ll get a glimpse of so many awesome landmarks as you go, like a magnificent historic castle or islands that are home to religious ruins and war garrisons. 

Wildlife & The Best Edinburgh Sights

On your Three Bridges Cruise look out for the marine wildlife including many seabirds, seals, puffins, and watch out for the occasional porpoise!

From stunning feats of architecture to ancient historic buildings, you’ll see it all on your Forth Boat Tour. 

You’ll get incredible views of the iconic three bridges, including the legendary Forth Bridge, a 19th-century railway bridge that’s so striking it’s been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Make it a full family day out in Queensferry!

Queensferry has a boatload of fun activities - both relaxing and thrilling! Adventure awaits around every corner.

Start your day with a leisurely stroll along the charming cobbled streets, soaking in the historic atmosphere and picturesque views of the Forth Bridge.

Explore the rich maritime history at the Queensferry Museum, where fascinating exhibits showcase the town's connection to the sea.

Indulge in delicious local cuisine at quaint cafes and traditional pubs, savoring freshly caught seafood and hearty Scottish delicacies.

Whether you're drawn to history, adventure, or simply enjoying the beauty of nature, Queensferry promises an enchanting and memorable escape.

Three Bridges Cruise - Forth Boat Tours - Best Price Tickets

The Three Bridges are an iconic sight along the Firth of Forth, now you can see them up close with thee Three Bridges Cruise from Forth Boat Tours

Available to 31 October 2024

Inchcolm Island Cruise

Enjoy Inchcolm Island Cruise with friends and family and listen to the guided commentary while you enjoy a beverage or snack from the bar!

Available to 31 October 2024

Blackness Castle Cruise

Enjoy one of the best days out in Scotland. Take in views of the Three Bridges as you have never seen them before on the Blackness Castle cruise

Available to 30 October 2024
Hawes Pier,
South Queensferry EH30 9TB
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How to Find Us

The cruises depart from Hawes Pier, located in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. There is only limited parking available near the pier but there are several options for parking in the nearby area.

By car

Hawes Pier Car Park:

There is a small car park located next to Hawes Pier, which is operated by Edinburgh Council. The car park has a limited number of spaces and can fill up quickly.

South Queensferry Town Centre Car Parks:

There are several pay and display car parks located in South Queensferry town centre. Most are only a short walk from Hawes Pier. These include the Shore Road Car Park and the Rosebery Hall Car Park, which is located on Rosebery Avenue.

On-Street Parking:

There is limited on-street parking available near Hawes Pier and in South Queensferry town centre. However, parking restrictions limits may apply, so be sure to check the signs before you park.

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  • Café

Absolutely! Forth Boat Tours serve a selection of hot and cold drinks, light snacks and a wee dram and other spirits from the bar.

The fleet is not specifically designed for disabled access; however, a lot of wheelchair users and people with limited mobility do join Forth Boat Tours on board for the 90 minute sightseeing tours.

There is disabled parking at the promenade, close to the Hawes Pier (approximately 100m from the boat).

Forth Boat Tours do have a wheelchair ramp which can be used at certain tide heights. Please give them prior notice if you require the wheelchair ramp.

Your furry friends are indeed allowed on board Forth Boat Tours! A charge of £1 per pet applies.