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Maid of the Forth

Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
+44 131 331 5000
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Trip to Inchcholm Island - so worth it!

We went to Inchcolm Island on a sunny sunday and had a wonderful time. Even though we didn't see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Loewenzahn_Travel
Great day out - stunning views of 3 bridges

A great day out with my wife , daughter and her partner on the Maid of the Forth and on the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Forth Bridges and Inchcolm Island Sightseeing Boat trips. Departs from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh daily Easter to October
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“inchcolm island” (149 reviews)
“boat trip” (62 reviews)
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Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Inchcolm Island on a sunny sunday and had a wonderful time. Even though we didn't see any puffins, it was definitely worth the trip. I can't decide which amazed me more; the abbey which is truly stunning (and so so old!) or...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great day out with my wife , daughter and her partner on the Maid of the Forth and on the beautiful little island with Inchcolm Abbey. There is something quite timeless about visitting Inchcolm Abbey. A boat trip anywhere always makes for a great...More

Thank iaingray
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your review .I am glad you enjoyed the trip and the island as well as the commentary and route etc. Thank you for your recommendation it is much appreciated. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great trip really friendly and helpful staff would definitely recommend even my young children really enjoyed it the only downside for me was the fact you could smoke on the upper deck this spoiled it a wee bit for me as I had to move...More

Thank nomers101
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review.I am glad you had a good time . sorry about the smoking policy on the upper deck. We do review our polices from time to time so we will discuss this next meeting . Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is either a 1.5 hour boat trip around the Firth of Forth, or the boat trip with an 1.5 hour stop on Inchcolm Island. I did the 3 hour trip (boat trip plus island) and it was great fun! The boat ride was fantastic...More

Thank francesh86
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you had a good time both on the boat and on Inchcolm ,you are right Inchcolm is full of history through the ages for all its a small island! thank you again hope to see...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I took this boat trip with my husband and daughter (12) The trip to the island was lovely with a commentary pointing out places of interest and we were fortunate enough to see some seals.When we arrived at the island it was much nicer than...More

Thank bibbster
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. Im very glad you seemed to have a good time both on the boat and on the island .(the water in the bay on the island is always cold !!) Sometimes it may be possible to spend...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Took family members (including young children) on the 3-hour trip which allows about an hour and a half on Inchcolm. We had a great time and were well impressed with the friendly and courteous crew, the clear onboard commentary with lots of nuggets of history,...More

Thank Robert E
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed our trip! and the commentary etc. Sounds like the kids enjoyed the island adventure. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sailed on the Maid of the Forth on the 90 min trip to Inchcolm and back. Great views of the 3 bridges and of the surrounding points of interest. Excellent commentary throughout. Comfortable boat with the opportunity to be in the open or inside on...More

Thank Peter H
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the cruise option and the commentary.Maybe next time you can visit Inchcolm .Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd done this trip before but on a raw Autumn day at the end of the season. This time it was perfect weather and now the new Queensferry Crossing Bridge was almost ready for opening. The cruise takes you under all 3 mighty bridges, each...More

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maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am glad you managed to visit with us again .Its nice to know you got favourable weather for your visit , maybe next time you visit Inchcolm it will be a lovely sunny day !we look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been on the Maid of the Forth boat trip to see the three bridges a couple of times now. First time while the new bridge was underway the foundations and then again this month - were it is almost complete. The boat is...More

Thank Kate S
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. We love to welcome back customers - things certainly have been changing on the Forth over the last few years! Hopefully you will be able to come back again soon when the new Queensferry...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to all of the Maid of the Forth crew for a wonderful, albeit wet and windy, cruise around the Forth of Firth in early June. The information provided while enjoying the spectacular views of all three bridges in the Forth was spot on....More

Thank Grace C
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip despite the weather. A wee pick me up from the bar is always welcome when the weather is being very Scottish!! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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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
14 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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Marie L
14 January 2017|
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Response from Vasilinka79 | Reviewed this property |
I don't speak French, so used the Internet to translate your question: "I would like to go there towards the end of February 2017, do you know if they will have re-started the cruises?" If the translation is correct, I can... More
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