Always book in advance where possible in order to avoid disappointment. Check out our cruise timetables.
During the peak tourist season in Edinburgh, which is typically from June to August, the Forth Boat Tours cruise timetables can be quite busy. This is because many visitors to Edinburgh choose to take a boat tour of the Firth of Forth to see the famous Forth Bridges and to visit Inchcolm Island. As a result, Forth Boat Tours may offer multiple departures per day for their popular tours such as the Three Bridges Cruise and the Inchcolm Island Landing.
During the off-peak season, which is typically from November to March, the timetable may be less frequent with fewer departures per day. This is because there may be fewer visitors to Edinburgh during this time, and the weather conditions may not be as favorable for boat tours.
It’s always a good idea to check the Forth Boat Tours website for the most up-to-date information on their cruise timetable and availability. You can also contact them directly if you have any questions about their schedule or if you want to book a tour in advance. Always check your booking confirmation for the departure point for your cruise.
Hawes Pier is located in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, and is very popular and bustling spot. There is therefore only limited parking available near the pier. There are however several options for parking in the area.
Hawes Pier Car Park
There is a small car park located next to Hawes Pier, which is operated by Edinburgh Council. The car park has a limited number of spaces and can fill up quickly.
South Queensferry Town Centre Car Parks
There are several pay and display car parks located in South Queensferry town centre. Most are only a short walk from Hawes Pier. These include the Shore Road Car Park and the Rosebery Hall Car Park, which is located on Rosebery Avenue.
There is limited on-street parking available near Hawes Pier and in South Queensferry town centre. However, parking restrictions limits may apply, so be sure to check the signs before you park.
It’s recommended to arrive early and allow plenty of time to find parking, especially during peak tourist season. You may also want to consider using public transportation, why not purchase our Three Bridges Bus & Boat Experience Tour to avoid parking hassles altogether