3 Bridges Sightseeing Tour - Maid Of The Forth Sightseeing Cruise

3 Bridges Sightseeing Tour - Maid Of The Forth Sightseeing Cruise

Maid of the Forth - Sightseeing Cruise

Available to 30 September 2024

Book now from £18.00

The Best Sightseeing Cruises in Queensferry - 3 Hour Ride

Explore the captivating 90 minute sightseeing cruise, set against the stunning backdrop of all three Forth Bridges and journey towards Inchcolm Island.  

Immerse yourself in the awe inspiring magnitude of the Forth Bridge, the Forth Road Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing, all enhanced by informative commentary sharing the rich history and significance of this remarkable region.


Experience a wealth of wildlife as the 'Maid' nears Inchcolm, sailing close to the resident Grey Seal colony on Haystack Rock and an array of impressive seabirds including Fulmars, Guillemots, Razorbills and Cormorants.

With a bit of luck, you may even catch a glimpse of Dolphins, Porpoises or the occasional Whale as they navigate the waters near Inchcolm.

Puffins come to the area to breed and that these charming little characters typically reside in the area from mid April to late June during their nesting season.  These delightful birds are best spotted near Inchcolm as the glide a long the water, and dive for their food.

What to expect on board

  • Full Bar
  • Toilets
  • Outdoor Viewing Deck
  • Indoor Viewing Deck
Hawes Pier,
South Queensferry EH30 9TB
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How to Find Us

By Car
There is a free car park along the seafront in South Queensferry, the postcode for your GPS is EH30 9TB. There is also additional free on-street parking all the way up Hawes Brae.  The town does get very busy in good weather and weekends/public holidays so we always advise that you allow plenty time to find a space and make your way to the pier.  There is additional free parking up at Forth Bridges View Point car park and at the Ferry Muir shopping centre near the Forth Road Bridge.

By Bus
From St Andrew Square (North Side)43 /x43 Lothian Country service  leaves every 20 mins weekdays Monday-Saturday  30 mins Sunday (Journey Time is approx 40 mins), get off the bus at the Police Station (bottom of hill) and it is a short 15 mins walk along the historic High Street of South Queensferry to the Hawes Pier. 

By Train
From Edinburgh Waverley to Dalmeny Station (South Queensferry), Trains every 30 mins or less and a journey time of only 20 mins. Then it is a short 10 min walk down the path from the station to the Hawes Pier under the Forth Rail Bridge.

  • Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Drinks available 

The River Forth is in central Scotland, 47 km (29 mi) long, which drains into the North Sea on the east coast of the country. Its drainage basin covers much of Stirlingshire in Scotland 's Central Belt.

Wrap up if you're coming in the winter!

Whether it’s a beanie hat, full-on flapper or hunting style hat, keeping your head warm is a must in the dead of winter. You’ll want both to be a tight fit. There are hats that cover the neck as well. 

A good pair of gloves is an essential winter clothing item. Many people suffer from cold hands in winter and dismiss it as poor circulation. The best way to combat this is to wear gloves. And on a boat, waterproof gloves are essential.

A well-insulated coat is essential. You will want a coat that offers watertight, breathable material, it keeps you warm without the discomfort of sweating. Lightweight and durable are features to look for. Fleece lining for warmth can really help keep you warm but allows air circulation to prevent perspiration.

Be sure to layer clothes to be able to effectively regulate body temperature! Adding or removing layers gives you options depending on the temperature. Thermal underwear is the ultimate starting point for layering.

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