Private charter one of our boats for that special occasion

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Whether it is a wedding, anniversary, office party, club outing or corporate event Forth Boat Tours offers a fantastic private charter experience. Enjoy a memorable occasion in this UNESCO World Heritage site. With a chartered cruise by Forth Boat Tours, the list of possibilities, from daytime to evening hires, is endless.

  • The Forth Belle (event capacity 120) or the Forth Princess (event capacity 60)
  • Choice of departure point
  • Route around the Firth of Forth
  • The choice of on board catering
  • Drinks options, we have a well stocked bar on board each of our vessels
  • Entertainment

Packages & rates

We have packages and rates to suit every budget. So get in touch to discuss your requirements.


Entertainment can be provided by our resident DJ, Jazz Band, Folk Band and vocalists. Or, you may prefer to bring your own entertainment.

Our Partners

We work with local partners to bring you a choice of catering, whether it is an on board buffet, BBQ, or restaurant lunch or dinner before or after your cruise. We have preferential accommodation rates for your guests who wish to stay over and coach transport options to take your guests to and from the departure point.

For more information about our Groups and Private Charter rates please complete the enquiry form below and one of the Events Team will contact you or give us a call on 0131 331 3030

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Our Partners – Private Charter

Our partners will be delighted to offer you a choice of services from catering, accommodation and transport.

Catering – our partners provide a range of catering options from on board buffets and BBQ during your cruise to informal or formal dining before or after your cruise.

Accommodation – Dakota Hotel, located in South Queensferry, offer Forth Boat Tours customers an exclusive 15% off stays.

Transport – We work with Lothian Motor Coaches who have a range of luxury modern coaches with free WIFI. They can provide private hire services for weddings, groups, day excursions and more.

Catering Partners

Saltire Hospitality

Wow your guests with our delicious locally sourced food & outstanding hospitality service, sure to create a lasting impression of their experience on your boat cruise. Whatever the occasion, we are here to make it extra special!

Whether you are looking to serve hand-crafted canapes, a finger buffet or a BBQ, our experienced hospitality team will come onboard to set-up & serve your guests ensuring you can completely relax & enjoy your special event.

Alternatively, should you require a buffet delivery only, our ‘Lunch to You’ option would be perfect. We will deliver the buffet on disposable platters ready for you to lift the lids & serve yourselves, along with quality plates & napkins. Our full ‘Lunch to You’ menus can be viewed on our website

To discuss your catering requirements in more detail, please contact our friendly event planning team who will be delighted to send you further information along with our hospitality menus.

Tel: 0131 333 0131

Orocco Pier

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Firth and Forth with Forth Boat Tours and then dine in Orocco Pier’s Samphire seafood bar and grill. For more information visit or call 0131 331 1298.

Samphire Lunch Menu > | Samphire Dinner Menu >


Dakota Hotels

For every occasion – Dakota Grill presents an open plan dining experience like no other. No nonsense, just high quality, seasonal ingredients, simply prepared to perfection. Dakota Grill possibly serves the best steak in Edinburgh, offering prime cuts of grass-fed UK-bred beef, lightly seasoned and flash-grilled on hot coals. For more information visit or call 0131 319 3690

Sample Menu >

Accommodation Partners

Dakota Hotels


To book your accommodation with Dakota Hotels please click here and use the promotion code: DAKOTAFBC


Lothian Motorcoaches

10% off when making a booking over the phone. Quote “Forth Boat Tours” followed by your ticket number.

A selection of Day Tours departing from Edinburgh. Choose to explore Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, St Andrews, the Scottish Borders or Stirling. Luxury modern coaches with free WIFI and a dedicated guide who will ensure you see the very best of Scotland.

Office Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7am – 6pm
Sat-Sun: 8am – 5pm

Phone: 0800 169 8888

Private Charter - Hire a Boat with Forth Boat Tours

Private Charter – Hire a Boat