Maid of the Forth Boat Trip
6th July, 2018
- What will I experience?
Sail under the magnificent Forth Bridge and watch the seals basking in the sun on a spectacular Maid of the Forth Boat Trip.
Experience some of Scotland’s most spectacular architecture and wildlife. Visit a 12th century island with stunning abbey and war ruins to be explored. A unique and educational trip for all the family.
Board the ‘Maid’ at the historic Hawes Pier in South Queensferry, Edinburgh for a 1½ hour sightseeing boat tour downriver towards Inchcolm Island. During the cruise you have the option of sitting comfortably in our heated saloon or enjoying the fresh air on our open top deck. Commentary is provided during the trip to the island to point out the local landmarks as we pass them.
Your journey starts off by passing underneath the spectacular Forth Rail Bridge allowing you to get unique close up views of this magnificent piece of Victorian Engineering. You will pass Inchgarvie Island with the remains of its 12th century castle and wartime ruins.
The ‘Maid’ then passes close to Hound Point Oil Terminal where you can see huge supertankers filling up with North Sea Crude oil and the very powerful tugs that help them berth alongside.
Next stop is the Haystack Rock where you can watch the seals basking in the sunshine and playing in the water.
The Maid will dock at the stunning Inchcolm Island for 1.5 hrs to allow you to explore.
On the return journey to the Hawes Pier, the skipper will keep you informed of the wildlife that can be seen such as: Puffins; Guillemots; Razorbills; Eider ducks; seals and the occasional dolphin or porpoise. There have even been sightings of Minke whales and Killer whales near the bridges in the last few years so you never know what you might see!
Date: 6th July 2018
Location: South Queensferry
Departure: Includes return coach from Thorne Travel, Kilwinning
Price: Only £33 per adult and £27 per child (up to 15 years old)
Balance due: 30th April 2018
- 11am – Coach Departs Thorne Travel in Kilwinning
- 12.30pm – Coach arrives at Queens ferry port
- 1pm – Boat sails
- 4.15pm – Leave Queens ferry
- 6pm – Arrive in Kilwinning