The Firth of Forth is simply overflowing with myths, turbulent history and fascinating marine wildlife. No visit to Scotland is complete without a tour of this world-famous landmark.
Join Forth Boat Tours on a boat tour onboard one of their superb vessels. Departing from South Queensferry, which is only a short distance from Scotland’s bustling Capital City of Edinburgh, the 90-minute cruise includes magnificent views of the iconic Three Bridges. The new Queensferry Crossing, at opening in 2017, 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.
Two very distinctive cruises
The Three Bridges cruise in addition, takes in the beautiful panoramas of the Edinburgh skyline, the Kingdom of Fife and the historic island of Inchcolm with its medieval abbey. While the Cream Tea cruise, takes in views of Blackness Castle, as featured in Outlander, the Kingdom of Fife and the Three Bridges.
For your comfort
Relax onboard in the observation lounge or on the outside decks and listen to the guided commentary while you enjoy a drink from the bar.
During your tour, you will find plenty of opportunities to see a wide variety of marine wildlife including seabirds, porpoises and seals.
See & do more with Forth Boat Tours
When you purchase your Forth Boat Tours ticket you also receive discounted entry to these great visitor attractions:
Take the boat to Inchcolm Abbey and Island
The name Inchcolm means ‘Island of Colm’ (from the Gaelic innis, meaning ‘island’). Little is known about St Colm, but it is not hard to see why a holy man might choose this island as his hermitage. For today’s visitor, Inchcolm is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
The Chapter House
One of only three surviving in Scotland that were built to an octagonal plan, the chapter house is among the most complete of the abbey buildings. It is also one of the earliest, though it was extensively restored in the 1930’s.
Added to the first church at=round 1200, the bell-tower is remarkably intact. Its roof has gone, but its top level is still accessible, offering magnificent views of the Three Bridges and the Edinburgh skyline.
The Wartime Defences
Scattered around the island are the remains of the formidable artillery defences installed to defend the naval anchorage in both World Wars.
Plan your journey to Scotland’s past
If you are on a long holiday or a short break, the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass is an easy and excellent value way to see Scotland’s historic attractions. A 3-day pass (which can be used over 5 days) are priced from just £31.00 for an adult. With an Explorer Pass you will save on the entrance charge as these great attractions:
To purchase your Explorer Pass simply call into the Forth Boat Tours office at Port Edgar Marina.< back