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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

Sightseeing Tour departing from Hawes Pier, South QueensferryForth Bridges Cruise

Daily sailings from 4 February to 29 October 2017.

For dates and times of sailings please see our Timetable

Join us on a boat trip on the Forth Belle and enjoy unrivalled views of the Firth of Forth and its magnificent bridges and islands!

Sit in the heated observation lounge or on the outside decks and listen to the guided commentary while you enjoy a drink from the bar.

We sail out into the Firth of Forth and close to some of the smaller islands where you'll get a chance to see all sorts of boating activities (Route Map).

During your tour you’ll find plenty of opportunities to see a wide variety of marine wildlife including many seabirds, seals and watch out for the occasional porpoise. Although sightings are rare; dolphins and killer whales (orcas) have been spotted quite recently in the Firth of Forth. You never know what you might see! Binoculars are available to hire for a small, refundable deposit. Just ask a member of our crew.

Tour Duration


Information for disabled passengers

Departure Points

The Forth Bridges Cruise departs from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry except on days when cruise ships are visiting the Firth of Forth. On these days, we will depart from Port Edgar Marina. Please check our full timetable or Port Edgar timetable prior to booking.

Optional landing at Inchcolm IslandOptional landing at Inchcolm Island

Combine your Forth Bridges Cruise with a 1½ hour landing on Inchcolm Island. Explore the island’s historic Abbey - one of the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland. The Island is also a haven for wildlife and is well-known for its wartime coastal defences.

Landing passes are available to buy from the bar on board the Forth Belle. Please ask a member of our staff at the café/bar.

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.



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


The Forth Bridges

The Forth Bridges

Seals in the Firth of Forth

Seals in the Firth of Forth