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Maid of the Forth

Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
+44 131 331 5000
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An Unsurpassable Destination For Edinburgh Travel

We spent a week traveling within Scotland and Maid of the Forth to Inchcolm Island was completely... read more

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Boat trip in southqueenferry

Booked this trip on line this was so easy to do,picked up our tickets at shop on pier,this shop... read more

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Forth Bridges and Inchcolm Island Sightseeing Boat trips. Departs from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh daily Easter to October
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“inchcolm island” (187 reviews)
“great trip” (53 reviews)
“three bridges” (50 reviews)
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Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
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+44 131 331 5000
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"inchcolm island"
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"great trip"
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"boat trip"
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"jazz cruise"
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"recommend this trip"
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"lovely cruise"
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"booking office"
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"friendly crew"
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"the upper deck"
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"hour cruise"
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"interesting commentary"
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a week traveling within Scotland and Maid of the Forth to Inchcolm Island was completely outstanding. The boat cruise is well organized, enlivening and, at intervals complemented by a very captivating narrator (on overhead speakers) who shares a chronicle of astonishing facts from...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked this trip on line this was so easy to do,picked up our tickets at shop on pier,this shop also has lovely gifts to buy and reasonable prices,trip is 1 half hours long,cost for adult and 8 year old was £21,boarding was organised and was...More

Thank Sandra s
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome Enjoyable Wonderful views See the 3 bridges Awesome amazing Forth bridge Still used by trains today Comfortable journeyMore

Thank Janet O
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us, the Maid was purpose built for the Forth so does offer a comfortable experience for passengers. And we agree it really is an awesome and enjoyable trip, hopefully we will see you...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must try this. You can take either the 1.5 or 3 hours ferry ride. You may get off to the island on the 3 hour ride and enjoy the wildlife and beautiful scenic walk. We saw seals too!More

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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us. We are glad to see you enjoyed your cruise and that you also saw seals. They are definitely one of the highlights of our sightseeing cruises. We look forward to seeing you...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took the hour & half trip today. We took our little Jack Russell too. All of us really enjoyed it. Great views of the 3 bridges and information given throughout the tour. Good value for money too, a definite must if...More

Thank melanie s
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us. We are glad you ( and your Jack Russell) enjoyed your trip onboard the Maid of the Forth. The view you get of the bridges is pretty spectacular and something that our...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a lovely Saturday evening on board the Maid of the Forth sailing from Alloa to Stirling. The scenery was beautiful, the jazz band and staff were great and the food was good. Will definitely be going again.

Thank KimF1314
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Jazz cruise onboard the Maid of the Forth, it was a fantastic night, made even better by the weather. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The weather was perfect. Seeing the bridges from the water was a great experience. Plus the commentary was informative and interesting, and there was something to interest everyone. History, tales of sunken ships, wildlife - seals looked lazily back at us as we watched them...More

Thank Jenny O
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip onboard the Maid of the Forth, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your day. It is a lovely way to spend time, with beautiful views of both Fife and Edinburgh, not to mention...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Brilliant day out, was not sure beforehand but a really good trip and well worth it, scenery, history and overall experience, brilliant, will do again soon.

Thank etmcgowan
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review and rate your recent trip with us, we are glad that you enjoyed your experience on the Maid of the Forth. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Accompanied by a group of thirty elderly people some of whom have mobility issues I boarded the first class boat for a pleasant sail on the River Forth. The weather was sunny, warm with a light breeze, great for on the upper deck. The sail...More

Thank G S
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with, we are glad to hear that everyone enjoyed their cruise onboard the Maid of the Forth. The recent weather definitely makes for ideal cruising conditions, and allows unrivalled views of Edinburgh, Fife and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have long wanted to do this ferry ride and our dream came true on Sunday 8th July. Beautiful sunny warm day, cruise to Inchcombe Island was relaxing, the commentary on board interesting and informative, island bird life wonderful to observe, abbey...More

Thank JENNY R
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us onboard the Maid of the Forth. We are glad you enjoyed your cruise to Inchcolm Island. Regarding your comments on time to photograph the Queensferry crossing, we will certainly feed this back...More

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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 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
15 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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