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Queensferry Crossing - Forth Boat Tours

The Queensferry Crossing graces the Firth of Forth in Scotland as the newest addition to the trio of Forth bridges. Opened in 2017, it represents a cutting-edge design and addresses the evolving transportation needs of the region.

The Queensferry Crossing was conceived to alleviate congestion on the Forth Road Bridge. The simple aim to ensure a smoother flow of traffic between South Queensferry and North Queensferry. Its construction was a testament to innovation and sustainability. Featuring a sleek, cable-stayed structure that stands 210 meters above the water, providing ample clearance for ships.

This bridge not only accommodates vehicular traffic but also incorporates pedestrian and cycling paths, promoting alternative modes of transportation. Emphasizing its role as a multi-modal crossing, its expansive design significantly enhances connectivity and accessibility for commuters.

A symbol of Scotland’s modernity

The Queensferry Crossing stands as a symbol of Scotland’s commitment to modern infrastructure development. Its use of advanced materials and construction techniques reflects a dedication to durability and longevity. This attention to detail ensures that the bridge will continue to serve as a vital link in Scotland’s transportation network for generations to come.

Beyond its practical purpose, the Queensferry Crossing adds a contemporary architectural element to the iconic trio of Forth bridges. Its sweeping curves and slender towers create a visual masterpiece that harmonizes with its picturesque surroundings, reaffirming the connection between Scotland’s industrial heritage and its natural beauty.

Visitors and travelers alike are drawn to the Queensferry Crossing not only for its functional significance but also for its aesthetic appeal. It represents the spirit of progress and innovation while paying homage to the rich history of bridge engineering in Scotland, making it a landmark that embodies both tradition and modernity.

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The Three Bridges Cruise

The Three Bridges Cruise

Our original cruise, the Three Bridges Cruise is quite simply one of Scotland’s best days out.

Relax onboard your 1.5 hour sightseeing cruise of this UNESCO World Heritage site and listen to the guided commentary while you enjoy a beverage or snack from the bar. Take in the spectacular  Three Bridges, the beautiful panoramas of the Edinburgh skyline, Inchcolm Island with its medieval abbey, and the islands of Inchgarvie, Inchkeith, and Inchmickery.

And don’t forget to look out for the marine wildlife including seals and puffins!