Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island Cruise

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Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island Cruise

Tour DurationTour Duration: 3 hours

You can book now for 2020. Advance booking is essential as we are currently operating a reduced capacity. Please note that Historic Environment Scotland have restricted numbers to 50 passengers per landing on Inchcolm Island. Landing passes must be purchased in advance. The island is only open from a Wednesday to Sunday from 19 August 2020. HES are carrying out pier works which have severely restricted the times and days when we can land on the island. Please refer to our Timetable for availability. 

3 hour sightseeing cruise
Purchase an optional landing pass and add 90 minutes to your Three Bridges sightseeing cruise and explore Inchcolm Island and the medieval abbey, the Iona of the east. Relax onboard with friends and family and listen to the guided commentary while you enjoy a beverage or snack from the bar. Take in the spectacular views of the Three Bridges, the beautiful panoramas of the Edinburgh skyline to the south and the Kingdom of Fife to the north, the island of Inchcolm with its medieval abbey, and the islands of Inchgarvie, Inchkeith, and Inchmickery.


Optional landing on Inchcolm Island

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Historic Scotland have taken the decision to close public access to Inchcolm Island until further notice. Forth Boat Tours will continue to sail to Inchcolm Island where you will get views of the medieval abbey the ‘Iona of the East’ the marine wildlife, Edinburgh skyline and more.

Combine your 90 minute sightseeing cruise with a landing on Inchcolm Island. If you wish to go ashore at Inchcolm Island you need to purchase a landing pass. You should add a minimum 1½ hours when landing on Inchcolm Island. Explore the island’s historic Abbey – The ‘Iona of the east’ one of the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland. The Island is also a haven for wildlife and is well-known for its wartime coastal defences.

Please note that the last sailing of the day does NOT allow for a stopover on Inchcolm Island. We only stop at Inchcolm on the final sailing to collect passengers. Inchcolm Island is not suitable for wheelchair users.

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Ticket Prices

Adult (16+)
£16.00
Concession (aged 60+)
£15.00
Child Age 5-15
£9.00
Child Under 5
FREE
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children)
£44.00
Dog
£1.00
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Inchcolm Island landing pass

Adult Inchcolm Landing
£6.00
Concession Inchcolm Landing (60+)
£4.80
Child Inchcolm Landing
£3.60
Child Under 5 Inchcolm Landing
FREE
Historic Scotland Member
FREE

What's included

  • Firth of Forth boat trip
  • Unrivalled views of the Three Bridges
  • Observation lounge or outside decks
  • Fun day out with friends and family
  • Optional landing on Inchcolm Island

Wildlife and the sights

During your cruise look out for the marine wildlife including many seabirds, seals and watch out for the occasional porpoise. Binoculars are available to hire for a small, refundable deposit. Just ask a member of our crew.

Your cruise includes a 1½ hour landing on Inchcolm Island. Explore the island’s historic Abbey – one of the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland. The Island is also a haven for wildlife and is well-known for its wartime coastal defences.

For your comfort

There is a café-bar serving a selection of hot and cold drinks and light snacks. Guests are welcome to enjoy the sea breeze and views from the outside decks, some of which have weatherproof seating. If the weather is less inviting, the observation lounge has fantastic views. A guided commentary means you won’t miss a thing wherever you sit. And, of course, you will get to see the three Forth bridges as you have never seen them before.

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