- 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
90 minute Sightseeing Cruise
THIS CRUISE DOES NOT INCLUDE A LANDING ON INCHCOLM ISLAND
If you wish to include a landing on Inchcolm Island please book our Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island cruise.
Relax onboard your 1.5 hour sightseeing cruise of this UNESCO World Heritage site 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 Three Bridges of the Forth are simply a group of three bridges that span the Firth of Forth, a tidal estuary located in eastern Scotland. The three bridges are:
The Forth Bridge:
This is possibly the most famous and iconic of the three bridges. Moreover, it is a cantilever railway bridge that was completed in 1890 and most importantly is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Moreover, the bridge spans a total length of 2.5 kilometres, and further has become increasingly famous, painted in a distinctive red colour.
The Forth Road Bridge:
In addition, this suspension bridge was opened in 1964, conveniently located to the west of the Forth Bridge. Spanning a total length of 2.5 kilometres, it serves as the main arterial route for cars between Edinburgh and Fife.
The Queensferry Crossing:
Last but not least, The Queensferry Crossing is the newest and longest of the three bridges. It is a cable-stayed bridge that was opened in 2017 and spans a total length of 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles). It was built to relieve traffic congestion on the Forth Road Bridge.
Together, the Three Bridges of the Forth form an impressive sight that can be seen from many vantage points in Edinburgh.
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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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.
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.