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Inchcolm Island
Forth Boat Tours

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

Optional landing at Inchcolm IslandBoat Trips to Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth

Daily sailings from 4 February to 29 October 2017.

For dates and times of all sailings please see our Timetable

Optional landing at Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth

Visit lovely Inchcolm Island and its abbey when you combine your Forth Bridges Cruise with an optional 1½ hour landing on Inchcolm. (You will need to purchase a Landing Ticket from the Forth Belle bar if you want to go ashore).

The Forth Belle will drop you off on the island allowing you time to explore.

The island's former Augustinian Abbey (Historic Scotland), is one of the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland. Inchcolm is sometimes referred to as the 'Iona of the East' because of its connection with the Christian Missionary Saint Columba.

The island is a haven for marine wildlife - there are opportunities to see a variety of seabirds and you can also find many seals basking on its shoreline rocks.

During the First and Second World Wars, Inchcolm and many of the other islands in the Firth of Forth were fortified to defend against attacks on shipping. You can still find the remains of many pillboxes, lookouts, tunnels and concrete bunkers which are today defended by the island's seabird population!

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.

Landing Passes

Inchcolm Island (Historic Scotland) landing passes are only available to buy on board the Forth Belle. These must be purchased separately from your Forth Bridges Cruise Ticket. You can book these online or on board the Forth Belle at the time of your tour. Please ask a member of our staff at the café/bar.









Forth Bridges Cruise

Adult £14.00

Concession £13.00

Child (aged 5-15) £7.00
Child under 5 FREE

Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £35.00

View timetable and book tickets

Historic Scotland Inchcolm Landing Pass

You need to purchase these in addition to your Forth Bridges Cruise ticket if you wish to go ashore at Inchcolm Island. Landing Tickets are ONLY available to buy on board the Forth Belle.

Adult £6.00

Concession £4.80

Child £3.60


Inchcolm Island and Abbey

Inchcolm Island and Abbey

Passengers boarding the Forth Belle at Inchcolm Island

Passengers boarding the Forth Belle at Inchcolm Island