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The Forth Belle
Forth Boat Tours

Sightseeing tours of the Firth of Forth, Inchcolm Island and the Forth Bridges from South Queensferry, Edinburgh

Welcome on board the Forth Belle!

Capacity & seating

Our vessel is licensed to carry up to 215 passengers. For comfort we limit passenger numbers on our evening cruises and special functions to between 130 and 150 persons.

The glass-roofed heated indoor saloon provides seating for up to 100 passengers. Both forward and aft decks provide seating for up to 80 people. Weather-proof seating is provided on the outside decks.


  • Overall Length: 25.3 metres (83 feet)
  • Cruising speed: 10 knots (11.5 mph)
  • Top speed: 12 knots (13.8 mph)
  • Powerplant: 2 x Perkins Sabre M215C engines

The image above shows a panoramic view of the Forth Belle Saloon. Use your mouse to rotate the image.

Café-bar and catering facilities

On board the Forth Belle we have a selection of spirits, bottled and draught beers, teas, coffees and light snacks as well as a range of gifts and souvenirs.

The Forth Belle has a café-bar with further seating located on the lower deck and their are male and female toilets located on either side of the mid-deck. Our bar serves a selection of hot and cold drinks and light snacks. Landing tickets for Inchcolm Island can also be purchased from the bar.

Buffet meals are served on board the Forth Belle on evening cruises, special events and private functions. These are optional and you can book these with your tickets online.

Other facilities

The Forth Belle is equipped with its own sound-system for live music events. An all-weather marquee covers the rear deck making it perfect for evening barbeques, dancing and other special events!

Binoculars are available to hire for a small, refundable deposit. Just ask a member of our crew.

Our sightseeing tour features a running audio commentary in English although printed translations in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Polish languages are also available.

Access for disabled passengers

See this page with advice for disabled passengers.


Dogs are welcome on board provided they are kept under control and on a lead at all times.

Private hire

The Forth Belle is available for private hire. Please contact us for further details.


Forward observation deck

Forward Observation Deck


Our café-bar serves a selection of hot and cold drinks and light snacks

Heated saloon

The spacious heated saloon can seat up to 100 passengers

Covered rear deck

Our covered rear deck provides space for casinos, barbeques, live music and dance events