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Queensferry: Sightseeing Cruise and Inchcolm Island Landing

1. Queensferry: Sightseeing Cruise and Inchcolm Island Landing

Upon arrival at Hawes Pier, you will collect your boarding passes from the Maid of the Forth ticket office. Making your way down the pier you will board the Maid and set sail for Inchcolm, cruising underneath the iconic Forth rail bridge, a world Unseco heritage site. you will enjoy views of both the Fife and Edinburgh coastline, sailing past the Haystack seal colony and arriving at Historic Inchcolm Island. Here you will enjoy 1.5 hours to explore all the island has to offer, the Abbey*, world war fortifications, visitor centre and gift shop. There is something for everyone to enjoy on Inchcolm. *Inchcolm Abbey is closed pending inspections by HES, access is still available to the east of the Island.

Firth of Forth: Sightseeing Cruise with Cream Tea

2. Firth of Forth: Sightseeing Cruise with Cream Tea

The Firth of Forth is simply overflowing with myths, turbulent history, and fascinating marine wildlife. Join this boat tour on a 90-minute cruise onboard a superb vessel. Depart from South Queensferry, which is only a short distance from Scotland's bustling capital city of Edinburgh. Take in views of Blackness Castle, the ship that never sails and featured in Outlander and the Outlaw King. There are also views of Limekilns village, mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Kidnapped'. It was from Limekilns that David Balfour and Alan Breck were carried across the Forth in a rowing boat. You will also see the Three Bridges as you have never seen them before including the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge. For your comfort relax onboard with friends and family in the observation lounge or on the outside decks and listen to the guided commentary while you enjoy your complimentary cream tea. Spot the marine wildlife, during your tour, you will find plenty of opportunities to see a wide variety of marine wildlife including seabirds and seals.

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What people are saying about Fife

AMAZING! I've lived on the Firth of Fourth all my life and have been to South Queensferry/Blackness many times but the view from the water is far different and so beautiful. We did this as a treat for our son's birthday (8) but will definitely be doing it again in the future. Even our hard to please 11yo loved it. It was a stunning day but I would recommend remembering your hat and gloves as it was still nippy but hay it's Scotland in March so we were happy with no rain.

Delightful cruise, staff extremely efficient and friendly and the cream scones were pretty good too! We were perhaps lucky with superb weather in March but I would highly commend this cruise as a great way to spend some time and learn a lot about the Forth estuary.

I really enjoyed the cruise, the bridges look amazing, and we also got to see a seal chilling in the sun. The weather was great too which made the cruise even more amazing.

Really enjoyed the boat trip on the Forth Really interesting commentary on board Lovely afternoon cream tea

Lovely informative trip, we saw quite a few seals and porpoises too. The cream tea was good too.