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Edinburgh Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island Cruise

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Queensferry, United Kingdom
Edinburgh Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island Cruise

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

Escape the city and see some of Edinburgh’s lesser-known sights on a boat cruise that takes you to Inchcolm Island, home to both a medieval abbey and a colony of sea lions and seals. As well as escaping the crowds on land, you’ll bag the best views of the famous Three Bridges.
  • Escape the crowds on land during a cruise to Inchcolm Island from Edinburgh
  • Choose a departure time to suit your schedule
  • Enjoy the best views of the UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge
  • Increase your chances of spotting wildlife such as puffins and seals
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Views of the seals and puffins.
Inchcolm Island landing pass
2 Hawes Brae , 2 Hawes Brae, Queensferry, South Queensferry EH30 9TB, UK

Opposite Hawes Inn, South Queensferry

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Forth Boat Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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star-5
Excellent Cruise !! Great...
Yashodhan_J
, Jul 2022
Excellent Cruise !! Great views of three bridges for pictures , lots of good info shared during the cruise by cruise guide.
star-4
Excellent informative little trip but please sort out the loos
James_S
, Jun 2022
This little trip was excellent and all the staff both onboard and on the island were were helpful and pleasant. Great little trip that I will likely do again. One bad point was the toilets which smelled terrible. No wash hand basins either!! The gift shop above was lovely but the experience was ruined by smell emanating from below!!!
star-5
Highly Recommended. ...
MD_A
, Jun 2022
Highly Recommended. Spend 1.5 hour in the island. Just amazing . Also the cruise is very nice & journey time.
star-3
Not my cup of tea
Lesley_S
, Jun 2022
Staff were friendly but I just didn’t find it very interesting or scenic, we just saw a few seals, I was disappointed.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Lesley_S Many thanks for your comments. It is such a shame, when your day is not going well, that you could not be inspired by the magnificent views of the Three Bridges, the Edinburgh skyline, the views of Inchcolm Abbey and the history all around round you as presented by our on board commentary. Not forgetting the seals and puffins and other marine wildlife. We are sure that on reflection you had a better day than you realised.
star-3
A family friendly experience
Saeed_A
, Jun 2022
A family friendly outing for anyone wishing to visit Edinburgh. Our hosts on the boat were very friendly and welcoming, taking every opportunity to share their knowledge of the sights and history.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Saeed_A Many thanks for your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your cruise with Forth Boat Tours. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon.
star-3
Could not get any taxi...
Ashok_M
, May 2022
Could not get any taxi for going back had to run around till one shop owner helped Views were alright but nothing special
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Ashok_M Many thanks for your comments.It is such a shame that you allowed your taxi experience to impact on your cruise. After all, we have nothing to do with local taxi's. On your cruise you will have experienced alright views of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the magnificent Three Bridges, Edinburgh skyline, Inchcolm Island and abbey, and marine wildlife including seals and puffins. Next time, we such you book our award winning Bus & Boat ticket, and avoid the taxi's.
star-5
What a fun time. There...
Christy_R
, May 2022
What a fun time. There were about 25 passengers so it wasn't crowded. The audio was informative and wasn't boring. The boat ride offered beautiful scenery. The crew was helpful and showed us the puffins and seals and any sites we could not see. Great Boat Ride.
star-5
Really worth doing!
Rachel_E
, May 2022
Learning about the bridges and historical facts, and seeing the seals! Staff were very informative and helpful.
star-4
Fantastic
Chas_F
, Apr 2022
Had a lovely afternoon on the boat. Staff very knowledgeable and extremely friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend!
star-5
Good sized boat with...
David_M
, Apr 2022
Good sized boat with outside viewing front and back to get good veriety of pictures and warm cabin. Crew friendly and commentary informative well worth the money. If you fancy eating local after trip make sure you book or you probably won't get in as all very popular
star-4
Staff where excellent...
GeorgIo_A
, Apr 2022
Staff where excellent very attentive and polite . Everything was very well organised and good value.
star-3
Forth Boat Trio
Yvonne_A
, Apr 2022
The staff were nice and the information given was interesting but we couldn’t often hear it due to the noise from other passengers. We were at the front of the boat to get sone nice pictures however on the second half of the journey other passengers were allowed to walk up and stand in front of us , jostle and hit us and shout loudly. At one point the crew did ask them to Stop but they resumed again was a shame as it spoiled a good experience.
star-5
Super relaxing
Robert_P
, Apr 2022
A wonderful way to see the 3 bridges up close and personal ! Fantastic commentary too . Lots of information And we got to see puffins and seals ! Xxx
star-5
I give it a 10/10
Kristine_B
, Apr 2022
Such a great and fun trip. Really worth the money, it's a different way of experiencing the beauty of Edinburgh and away from the busy streets of the city. The three bridges were really a great view from below. If you get lucky, you'll see the seals which we DID! Inchcolm Island is beautiful as well but, hopefully they can add it as a mini stop for the cruise. All in all, it's perfect for the whole family.
star-5
Great in every way
Ann_B
, Oct 2021
Definitely the seals, we were so lucky to be able to see so many so clearly. Definitely worth the money
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
First boat tour
Grant_S
, Oct 2021
Very interesting and the staff were so helpful , a must for visitors to Edinburgh the scenery from the boat is amazing
star-3
It was ok ...just wish...
Anjam_S
, Oct 2021
It was ok ...just wish that they had stopped at island even though we didn't want to get off It would have been easier for thm next time
star-5
Lovely views
Carly_C
, Oct 2021
Enjoyable experience and a great way to discover some of Edinburgh's history. Staff were friendly and helpful and there were refreshments and toilets on the boat. Some lovely views and photo opportunities.
star-5
Got to do this tour👍
Edward_S
, Sep 2021
Great knowledge of the area, detailed tour seals and sealions lovley to see historic islands must do trip at a exceptional low cost price worth every penny even if it rains, would do this tour again
star-5
Relaxing mini cruise
Deborah_H
, Sep 2021
Seeing the sleeping seals was lovely experience even saw pups. Nice that you could sit inside or out and were free to move around.

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