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Maid of the Forth

Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
+44 131 331 5000
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Boat trip to inchcolm island

I took this boat trip with my husband and daughter (12) The trip to the island was lovely with a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bibbster
Friendly boat and a great day out

Took family members (including young children) on the 3-hour trip which allows about an hour and a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert E
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Forth Bridges and Inchcolm Island Sightseeing Boat trips. Departs from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh daily Easter to October
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“inchcolm island” (146 reviews)
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Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

I took this boat trip with my husband and daughter (12) The trip to the island was lovely with a commentary pointing out places of interest and we were fortunate enough to see some seals.When we arrived at the island it was much nicer than...More

Thank bibbster
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took family members (including young children) on the 3-hour trip which allows about an hour and a half on Inchcolm. We had a great time and were well impressed with the friendly and courteous crew, the clear onboard commentary with lots of nuggets of history,...More

Thank Robert E
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your kind review. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed our trip! and the commentary etc. Sounds like the kids enjoyed the island adventure. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Sailed on the Maid of the Forth on the 90 min trip to Inchcolm and back. Great views of the 3 bridges and of the surrounding points of interest. Excellent commentary throughout. Comfortable boat with the opportunity to be in the open or inside on...More

Thank Peter H
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the cruise option and the commentary.Maybe next time you can visit Inchcolm .Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 6 days ago

I'd done this trip before but on a raw Autumn day at the end of the season. This time it was perfect weather and now the new Queensferry Crossing Bridge was almost ready for opening. The cruise takes you under all 3 mighty bridges, each...More

Thank observer2011
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am glad you managed to visit with us again .Its nice to know you got favourable weather for your visit , maybe next time you visit Inchcolm it will be a lovely sunny day !we look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been on the Maid of the Forth boat trip to see the three bridges a couple of times now. First time while the new bridge was underway the foundations and then again this month - were it is almost complete. The boat is...More

Thank Kate S
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. We love to welcome back customers - things certainly have been changing on the Forth over the last few years! Hopefully you will be able to come back again soon when the new Queensferry...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to all of the Maid of the Forth crew for a wonderful, albeit wet and windy, cruise around the Forth of Firth in early June. The information provided while enjoying the spectacular views of all three bridges in the Forth was spot on....More

Thank Grace C
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip despite the weather. A wee pick me up from the bar is always welcome when the weather is being very Scottish!! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inchcolm Island also known as Iona of the East is a beautiful small island. Maid of the forth boat trip operates from South Queensferry and is very good. On the way back the boat will also sail across 3 Bridges across Forth river and Captain...More

Thank Swastik S
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write us your review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip out to Inchcolm island and around the bridges. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Being on the top deck with the elements, the wind, the rain, or sea fret, it really didn't matter if we got wet (go below and look through windows) we were sailing under The Forth Rail Bridge to Inchcolm Island, with interesting commentary. Included in...More

Thank ManchesterAnnon
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review.I agree it really doesn't matter what the weather is you will never get the same view twice! Head gear or an umbrella is handy for the nesting gulls (April- July) as they are housed at either side on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the jazz cruise for my husbands birthday. We stayed in the orocco pier as its pretty close so we could walk back to hotel do oh didnt have to drive.it was a night cruise so was lovely seeing everything lit up. We were...More

Thank steph0131
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review of our Jazz cruise. We are glad you had a lovely time celebrating your husband's birthday. It is lovely to enjoy all the evening views will having a wee glass of something nice. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the Maid of the Forth to explore Inchholm Abbey and Island, a short trip where you will see plenty of wildlife and get close to seals if the tide is right. Even better if you are a member of Historic Scotland

Thank dfboath
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review , and recommendation to visit Inchcolm. There is plenty of seabirds and seals to see and if you are a Historic Scotland member you can take advantage of the discounted rate! We hope you might visit with us again.

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G0ldenGal
21 July 2017|
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Response from Y190AEdavids | Reviewed this property |
The journey from South Queensferry to Inchcolm takes about 30 minutes. There can be a swell which some people might not like, but earlier this month it wasn't rough. Whether you see puffins depends on the time of year, we... More
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donnasuej
15 February 2017|
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Response from maidskipper | Property representative |
No, as long as there is space on the next sailing you can stay on the island for 3 hours. Just check with the captain before you get off the boat. Thanks
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Marie L
14 January 2017|
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Response from Vasilinka79 | Reviewed this property |
I don't speak French, so used the Internet to translate your question: "I would like to go there towards the end of February 2017, do you know if they will have re-started the cruises?" If the translation is correct, I can... More
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