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Maid of the Forth

Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
+44 131 331 5000
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Nice afternoon out with the kids

I've done this trip a few times in various weather conditions and it never disappoints. The boat... read more

Reviewed yesterday
klahorse
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Excellent afternoon tour

We took the tour to Inchcolm and everything about it was just right: ease of booking / collecting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Belmarsh
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Forth Bridges and Inchcolm Island Sightseeing Boat trips. Departs from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh daily Easter to October
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“inchcolm island” (187 reviews)
“great trip” (53 reviews)
“three bridges” (50 reviews)
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Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
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+44 131 331 5000
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"inchcolm island"
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"great trip"
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"three bridges"
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"boat trip"
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"jazz cruise"
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"recommend this trip"
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"lovely cruise"
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"booking office"
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"friendly crew"
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"the upper deck"
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"hour cruise"
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"interesting commentary"
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"boat staff"
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Reviewed yesterday

I've done this trip a few times in various weather conditions and it never disappoints. The boat journey is just the right length with enough to see so that the kids don't get bored and the time on the island is perfect to get a...More

Thank klahorse
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the tour to Inchcolm and everything about it was just right: ease of booking / collecting tickets; efficiency of boat and crew; sailing under the three bridges, and, of course, the island itself. We also booked a guided tour of the abbey -...More

Thank Belmarsh
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my sister and a friend for a day out and had a great time! Boat was really nice and very helpful staff, in both shop and on the boat. Can highly recommend this tripMore

Thank anniecrow146
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us, we are glad that you all enjoyed your cruise onboard the Maid of the Forth. I will certainly pass your kind comments onto our crew, we do pride ourselves on ensuring passengers...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a week traveling within Scotland and Maid of the Forth to Inchcolm Island was completely outstanding. The boat cruise is well organized, enlivening and, at intervals complemented by a very captivating narrator (on overhead speakers) who shares a chronicle of astonishing facts from...More

Thank Millions
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us. We are pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed both your cruise on the Maid of the Forth and your landing on Inchcolm Island. We do feel that the trip is very much...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Booked this trip on line this was so easy to do,picked up our tickets at shop on pier,this shop also has lovely gifts to buy and reasonable prices,trip is 1 half hours long,cost for adult and 8 year old was £21,boarding was organised and was...More

Thank Sandra s
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Sandra, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review regarding your trip with us. We are glad you enjoyed your cruise on the Maid of the Forth, and as you experienced, there is so much to see while onboard. There...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome Enjoyable Wonderful views See the 3 bridges Awesome amazing Forth bridge Still used by trains today Comfortable journeyMore

Thank Janet O
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us, the Maid was purpose built for the Forth so does offer a comfortable experience for passengers. And we agree it really is an awesome and enjoyable trip, hopefully we will see you...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must try this. You can take either the 1.5 or 3 hours ferry ride. You may get off to the island on the 3 hour ride and enjoy the wildlife and beautiful scenic walk. We saw seals too!More

Thank soldi28
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us. We are glad to see you enjoyed your cruise and that you also saw seals. They are definitely one of the highlights of our sightseeing cruises. We look forward to seeing you...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took the hour & half trip today. We took our little Jack Russell too. All of us really enjoyed it. Great views of the 3 bridges and information given throughout the tour. Good value for money too, a definite must if...More

Thank melanie s
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us. We are glad you ( and your Jack Russell) enjoyed your trip onboard the Maid of the Forth. The view you get of the bridges is pretty spectacular and something that our...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent a lovely Saturday evening on board the Maid of the Forth sailing from Alloa to Stirling. The scenery was beautiful, the jazz band and staff were great and the food was good. Will definitely be going again.

Thank KimF1314
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Jazz cruise onboard the Maid of the Forth, it was a fantastic night, made even better by the weather. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The weather was perfect. Seeing the bridges from the water was a great experience. Plus the commentary was informative and interesting, and there was something to interest everyone. History, tales of sunken ships, wildlife - seals looked lazily back at us as we watched them...More

Thank Jenny O
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip onboard the Maid of the Forth, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your day. It is a lovely way to spend time, with beautiful views of both Fife and Edinburgh, not to mention...More

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Eklynne
20 March 2018|
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Response from Maid S | Property representative |
Hi, Dogs are more than welcome on The Maid and they also travel free. They would need to be on a leash whilst on the Island.
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G0ldenGal
21 July 2017|
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Response from Y190AEdavids | Reviewed this property |
The journey from South Queensferry to Inchcolm takes about 30 minutes. There can be a swell which some people might not like, but earlier this month it wasn't rough. Whether you see puffins depends on the time of year, we... More
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donnasuej
15 February 2017|
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Response from maidskipper | Property representative |
No, as long as there is space on the next sailing you can stay on the island for 3 hours. Just check with the captain before you get off the boat. Thanks
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