- Firth of Forth boat trip
- Unrivalled views of the Three Bridges
- Observation lounge or outside decks
- Seals and puffins
- Fun day out with friends and family
- Purchase and optional landing pass to Inchcolm Island
3 hour sightseeing cruise
Please note landings on Inchcolm Island are on selected days. Check our timetable for details
Inchcolm Abbey complex will be restricted due to high level masonry inspections. As a result of this work, Historic Scotland have cancelled the landing fee for this season.
Walking Tours of Inchcolm Island will begin on 30 April 2022. Please pre-book your walking tour ticket when purchasing your cruise ticket.
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.
Look out for the marine wildlife including seals and puffins.
*The Abbey complex will be restricted due to high level masonry inspections. As a result of this work, Historic Scotland have cancelled the landing fee for this season.
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. Book a walking tour of the island to discover more.
We will only be landing on Inchcolm Island on selected days. Please check our website.
Please note that on the days when we are landing on the island 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.
Tours are available:
Weekends only from 30 April to 26 June and
3 September to 30 October 2022
Seven days per week from 2 July to
2 September 2022
Do something really special on your trip and add a guided walking tour to your ticket for only £10pp. Discover the incredible history of this magnificent island with a local guide. From the iconic abbey to wartime fortifications, Inchcolm has seen it all. Walk in the footsteps of history as you travel through Inchcolm’s centuries and make the most of your time on the island.
The tours last 45-60 minutes. Pick up your ticket at the kiosk before boarding the boat, then your guide will meet you on the island once you get off the boat – easy! You will still have at least 40 minutes of your own time to explore the island after the tour before the next sailing off the island.< back
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.
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.