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Firth of Forth: 90-Minute Three Bridges Cruise

Firth of Forth: 90-Minute Three Bridges Cruise

From £16 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • 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. 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.
  • 90-minute boat trip of the Firth of Forth complete with guided commentary
  • Landing passes to Inchcolm Island
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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

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Important information

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 632 reviews

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We really enjoyed the boat trip, amazing views, duration was perfect and the amount of information provided was just right. The weather was lovely too! We managed to see a few seals on our trip. Managed to take some videos of our Edinburgh trip, and on this boat trip. Would totally recommend it! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NAMwu6awCtg

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3 October 2021

Nice day on the water appreciating my own country. Very informative although some time repetitive in information. But good all the same. Well organised and liked that you can see the cleaning of all areas before boarding. Well organised. But would recommend that you can use your email confirmation instead of having to go to a separate location to get tickets to board.

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21 September 2021

We had a lovely time on the river cruise. Highly recommend getting off the boat to visit Inchcolm Island, it is beautiful and we had lots of fun while exploring the ruins and the Island. That really made the river cruise special. I took a 5, 9 and 12 year old and they had a great time. Don't book the last time slot of the cruise if you want the option to get off at the Island.

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6 September 2021

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