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Maid of the Forth

Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
+44 131 331 5000
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Great afternoon on the water

We went on the 90 minute cruise and found it to be beautiful and relaxing. The crew was friendly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
James S
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If you like World Class Bridges ....

Great trip out on the 'Maid of the Forth'. The boat is a bit of a Tardis. Looked like it could... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Steve W
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on the 90 minute cruise and found it to be beautiful and relaxing. The crew was friendly, and the scenery was so pleasant. If I had a chance to do it again, I'd do the 3 hour tour which would allow you to...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great trip out on the 'Maid of the Forth'. The boat is a bit of a Tardis. Looked like it could carry 30 souls but is actually licensed for 225. Cafe and bar on board. Sailed under Rail Bridge and on to Incholme Island. If...More

Thank Steve W
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review .I am pleased you enjoyed your cruise with us . Yes ! the vessel certainly looks smaller than she actually is .Hopefully we will see you again for a trip out to island next time !

Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to have a lovely boat trip, this is it! We went on the 1,5h trip. Nice crew, good commentary throughout the trip, great sightseeing (including seeing seals!), clean bathrooms and the boat had hot and cold drinks and snacks on sale. Thanks...More

Thank VisitorsFrom
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review . I am glad you found the trip relaxing and the sightseeing worthwhile . We do try to keep everything all clean and tidy for our passengers as it is important to enjoy the experience. Hope to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth it -especially on a summer day ! Staff friendly, helpful and aimed to make trip as enjoyable as possible. Excellent views of bridges and loved the island and hearing all the history.More

Thank amandabaillie
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the trip , commentary and views of the Bridges . Thank you for mentioning the friendliness of our staff , we always strive to be proud of our customer service . We...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My friends and I had a lovely trip on the Maid. Although it was a little grey and rainy the commentary is great - not overbearing, giving you time to chill and chat, but giving you lovely snippets of information as you travel. Inchcomb island...More

Thank Suzie P
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review . I am glad you found the commentary informative but not over bearing . Yes Inchcolm is a very popular choice for Weddings and it is always nice to be part of someones special day , even...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the 1.5 hour cruise around the islands and to view the 3 Firth of Forth bridges. Beautiful views and comfortable trip.

Thank jules1407
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review . I am glad you enjoyed the cruise with us and found the experience a positive one . We hope you will visit again .

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to go on the Maid of the Forth fantastic very informative, friendly weloming staff boat really clean, got taken under all the bridges which was amazing!! I would recomend it to anyone great enjoyable day outMore

Thank Lynz47
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review . I am glad you enjoyed the trip and found the staff to be very welcoming and friendly ! (we do try) Thank you for mentioning the vessel was clean , this is very important to our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a cruise on "The Maid of the Forth" to visit the Island of Inchcolm situated in the Forth Estuary North of Edinburgh. The cruise turned out to be much more than just a ferry to get to the Island. Although the commentary was...More

Thank Musicianwestlothian
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this review

Thank you for your review . I am glad you were able to see the wildlife on offer in the Forth as well as the nesting birds on the island . You have described the island beautifully, Thank you very much for advising the Captain...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth going - really friendly crew and we even saw some seals as well. The boat was great (and had a little bar selling tea and coffee and sweets!). Would recommend pre-booking tickets online. Great value for money 😊

Thank MrsC1973
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review .I am glad you found the crew friendly and the trip worth while . Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this trip today for our grandson's 15th birthday, and it was a real treat. The commentary is excellent, and the views from the water and of the three bridges are amazing. The skipper was very good at alerting us when there were seals...More

Thank Patricia W
maidskipper, Front Office Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review . I am glad you all had a good time and I hope your Grandson enjoyed his birthday cruise . Will be good to see you all again for the abbey trip !

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donnasuej
Are we limited to 1.5 hours at Inchcolm?
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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Marie L
Je voudrais m'y rendre vers fin février 2017, savez-vous si ils auront re-commencé les croisiÚres ? Merci d'avance, Marie :)
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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Max S
Does it operate in January?
25 October 2016|
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Response from Robin D | Reviewed this property |
Last trip seems to be 30 October. I think it restarts in the Spring. Their website says: "We are now reducing our sailings for the autumn,so we are not running every day . Please check our schedule for sailing times. The... More
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