Inchcolm Island Cruise

Inchcolm Island Cruise

Forth Boat Tours

Available to 31 October 2024

Book now from £27.50

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Incholm Island - One of the best river cruises in Scotland

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

Take in the spectacular views of Inchcolm Island, the Three Bridges, the beautiful panoramas of the Edinburgh skyline to the south and the Kingdom of Fife to the north, the island of Inchcolm with its medieval abbey, and the islands of Inchgarvie, Inchkeith, and Inchmickery.

The ‘Iona of the east’ one of the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland. The Island is also a haven for wildlife and is well-known for its wartime coastal defences.

What does my Incholm Island river tour include?

  • Return boat trip to where you started
  • Heated Indoor Saloon for those who like to stay cozy!
  • Café & Bar if you fancy a bite
  • Full audio commentary alongside the sightseeing
  • Outside Viewing Deck for those who want a closer look! 

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 and landmarks!

Explore a UNESCO World Heritage site while listening to expert commentary and treat yourself to a beverage or a snack from the onsite bar and café. Be sure to keep an eye out for some of the marine wildlife of the area, including seals, puffins and if you're lucky, even a porpoise!

Hawes Pier,
South Queensferry EH30 9TB

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.

  • Cafe/Bar
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Tour Guide

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

Unfortunately, the Inchcolm Island journey is inaccessible to wheelchairs

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