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Boat Trips on the Firth of Forth

South Queensferry

Sail or Motor

Nothing says you’re on holiday like a boat trip. There’s something special about seeing the sights from the water, especially when it’s a boat trip on the Firth of Forth to view something as impressive as the Forth Bridges.

You can go out by sail or motor, daytime or evening, staying aboard or landing. Regular boat trips depart from Hawes Pier and the nearby Port Edgar Marina.

Boat Trips from Hawes Pier 

Hawes Pier lies directly below the Forth Rail Bridge and directly opposite the Hawes Inn. The pier was erected c1817, and Robert Stevenson advised on the lighting arrangements in the lighthouse.

The Maid of the Forth and Forth Boat Tours operate from Hawes Pier and offer a variety of tours to suit all tastes.

Forth Boat Tours operate all year round and sail from both Hawes Pier and a dedicated pontoon in Port Edgar Marina. 

Boat Trips from Port Edgar Marina

Port Edgar Marina is in South Queensferry.

Forth Boat Tours, Edinburgh Marine Academy, Edinburgh Boat Tours and McIntosh Charters operate from here. 

Maid of the Forth

Day Tours
  • Three bridges sightseeing tour
  • Inchcolm island landing trip
  • High-speed safari adventure
Evening Tours
  • 5 bridges cruise
  • Folk music cruise
  • Fizz on the Forth
  • Jazz cruise
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Forth Boat Tours

  • Three Bridges cruise
  • Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island cruise
  • Blackness Castle & Three Bridges cruise
  • Three Bridges Bus & Boat Experience
  • Three Bridges Cruise & Holyrood Distillery Tour
  • Three Bridges & the Falkirk wheel
  • Forth Sea and Train Adventure
  • Three Bridges & Hopetoun House
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Edinburgh Marine Academy

Edinburgh Marine Academy RIB Trips

  • Tours of the Three Bridges and Islands of the Firth of Forth
  • North Berwick, Eilie and Dunbar
  • Learn to drive experiences
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McIntosh Tours (Yachts)

Sail the Forth Estuary (including Inchcolm Island) – be as hands-on or off as you choose!

 

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Edinburgh Boat Charters

Skippered sailing experiences on their yachts. Scheduled trips, private and corporate charters. Larger groups can be accommodated on multiple yachts and high-speed RIBs.

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Forth Bridges Trail

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About the Bridges

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More See & Do

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