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Buy 1 Get 1 Free on Adult and Concession Tickets

You have just missed our fantastic latest offer. You can still book a cruise with Forth Boat Tours. Chose from the Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island cruise or the Blackness Castle, Three Bridges and Cream Tea cruise.

Our cruise departs from Hawes Pier or Port Edgar Marina (check our timetable for details) in South Queensferry. 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 views of the Three Bridges, the beautiful panoramas of Edinburgh sky line, the Kingdom of Fife, Inchcolm Island and the medieval Abbey or Blackness Castle. During your tour look out for the marine wildlife including seals and puffins. And of course, you will see the Three Bridges as you have never seen them before!

Landing at Inchcolm Island

There is a separate landing charge to land on the island. Enjoy a minimum 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.

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.

Ticket Prices

Adult (16 to 59) £6.00

Conc (60+) £4.80

Child (5-15) £3.60

Family This ticket option is not available

In Partnership with Historic Scotland

What’s included:

  • Buy 1 Get 1 Free on Adult and Concession Tickets
  • Unrivalled views of the Three Bridges
  • Observation lounge or outside decks
  • Fun day out with friends and family
  • Seals & marine wildlife
  • See a seal or sail again for free*
  • Complimentary scone, preserve and cream included with the last cruise of the day

Wildlife & the Sights

During your tour, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see a wide variety of marine wildlife. In addition, you will get great views of Blackness Castle, as featured in Outlander, the historic coastline of Fife, and Britain’s second Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales which is under construction at Rosyth Dockyard. And, of course, you will get to see the three Forth bridges as you have never seen them before.

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 heated 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.

Terms & Conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Buy 1 get 1 free on adult and concession tickets when you book our Three Bridges Cruise 17 June to 31 October 2018 on bookings made on before 30 June 2018. This offer applies to adult and concession tickets only. When purchasing a combination of ticket types the cheapest ticket will always go free. *See a seal or sail again for free – You must speak with a member of the crew on the day of your sailing if you do not see a seal. This offer does not include landings on Inchcolm Island. Landing tickets to Inchcolm Island can be purchased separately. On the last sailing of the day there is no landing at Inchcolm. A complimentary scone, preserve & cream is included in the last sailing of the day. Forth Boat Tours reserve the right to amend or withdraw all elements of the promotion without prior notice. Promo code TB241

Points of Interest

THREE BRIDGES SPANNING THREE CENTURIES

Your cruise includes magnificent views of the new Queensferry Crossing, opened in September 2017, the bridge is 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles); at opening, it is the longest triple tower cable-stayed bridge in the world and is the tallest bridge in the UK. Standing alongside is the Forth Road Bridge and the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge.

The Iconic Forth Bridges

Birds

Almost six million seabirds nest on Scotland’s cliffs in summer. We are host to more than half of the world’s great skuas, almost half the world’s northern gannets and one third of the Max shearwaters. Scotland is also home to more than 10% of the European or Atlantic populations of seven other species.

Sea Birds

Whales, dolphins and porpoises

Scotland has twenty-three species of whales, dolphins and porpoises. During your sightseeing tour, you may be lucky to spot several species.

Seals

During your sightseeing cruise with Forth Boat Tours you will have the opportunity to view seals in their natural environment. There are more seals in Scotland than anywhere else in Europe. There are two types of seal in the Firth of Forth grey seals and harbour seals. We have more than a third of the world’s grey seal population, and more than half of the European population. We have around 5% of the world population of harbour seals (also known as common seals) and about a third of the European sub-population.

Scottish Wildlife

Set sail for a very special island in the Firth of Forth – home to the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland. Originally a priory founded by David I, the abbey saw conflict as well as calm.

The island is also famed for its seals and other wildlife, and its coastal defences from the two World Wars. These were put in place to protect Rosyth naval base, the Forth Bridge and Edinburgh.

What to see and do

  • Take in the abbey’s dramatic location – best seen from the boat as it docks at the island
  • Get a sense of monastic life as you wander round the remarkably complete cloister
  • Seek out the rare medieval fresco – the wall painting dates from the 13th century
  • Look inside the bell tower for the stone screens, rare survivals of medieval church fixtures

Inchcolm Island & Abbey