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Maid of the Forth

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Forth Bridges and Inchcolm Island Sightseeing Boat trips. Departs from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh daily Easter to October
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Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Boarding good. Seating good. Band was excellent (jazz night). Food was o. K. Commentary was good. Despite late heavy rain, a very enjoyable trip. Good value.More

Thank Irving H
Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your evening cruise with us, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. The Jazz evenings are always popular and we look forward to continuing them in our 2019 season. We look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trip and the staff were very helpful - was a little packed but still a good trip with lots of info past and present not a bad price also.

Thank Ann N
Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip onboard the Maid of the Forth, we are glad that you had an enjoyable and informative cruise. We look forward to seeing you again next season.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my 91 year old mum for a sail this afternoon; had a great time. Staff were very friendly right from booking to visiting the gift shop. Haven't been before but will be back in the summer, and our tickets get us a 10% discount...More

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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us yesterday, It was lovely meeting you both and we are very much glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise on the Maid. We do like to support local charities, and it is...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Booked to do the 3 hour trip on "Maid of the Forth" to Inchcolm Island with my husband on Friday, 28th September. Boat left Hawes Pier at 12.15pm and the weather was actually sunny. The commentary on the boat was really interesting and we realised...More

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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip onboard the Maid of the Forth, we are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable time. Our commentary was recently updated and is very much proving popular, providing a wealth of information about...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This trip was first class. Extremely friendly staff (the lady in the gift shop was lovely - and reads the Highland Coo kids book like it was the Wonkey Donkey lol). I must mention the onboard commentary as say how informative it was. We took...More

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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us onboard the Maid of the Forth, We are glad that you had an enjoyable time with us. I will certainly pass on your kind comments to Jo in the office, she really...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

Did the boat trip yesterday in perfect weather conditions.Everything went like clockwork.....safety information was good,and the commentary was easily heard. Loved going under the three bridges and getting the opportunity to take loads of photos. Would recommend this trip to anyone who is thinking about...More

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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for your taking the time to review your recent trip with us onboard the Maid of the Forth. We are glad that you had an enjoyable time cruising with us. The view of the bridges from the Maid are spectacular and are definitely...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018

We had such a great time! The staff is knowledgeable and kind, they shared a funny story with us and were sweet to our children. The boats run on time, so make sure you are not late. We would love to come back and go...More

Thank Erin C
Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us onboard the Maid of the Forth. We are glad that both you and your children had an enjoyable day out with us. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our crew, we...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing boat-trip on the Firth of Forth with the possibility to visit an island (Inchcolm). Thanks to the captain we could see a couple of seals (however no puffins) and were impressed by the fantastic view of the 3 record-breaking bridges across the Firth...More

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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us onboard the Maid of the Forth, we are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable cruise. The views are spectacular, with a wealth of stunning scenery, the bridges and also the...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Despite having lived in Edinburgh for several years this was something we had never done before and I'm now wishing we had done it sooner. The trip was brilliant! The boat has an open top deck and a covered lower deck, which meant that had...More

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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us onboard the Maid of the forth. We are glad that you enjoyed both your cruise and time on Inchcolm Island. The Maid is perfect in all weathers, with the open top deck...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

an experience not to be missed onthe day we visited the forth rail bridge was partialy shrouded in early morning sea mist. we travelled to incholme iisland but did not land, the skipper of the boat was fantastic giving a lot of info and slowing...More

Thank graham p
Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us onboard the Maid of the Forth, we are glad that you enjoyed your cruise, managing to spot some of the local wildlife as well as getting to see the magnificent bridges, we...More

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Navigate316675
3 October 2018|
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Response from Maid S | Property representative |
Hi, Inchcolm Island is now closed for the season, and we ourselves stop sailing at the end of October. Thanks
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Eklynne
20 March 2018|
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Response from Maid S | Property representative |
Hi, Dogs are more than welcome on The Maid and they also travel free. They would need to be on a leash whilst on the Island.
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G0ldenGal
21 July 2017|
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Response from DandDStirling | 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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