Maid of the Forth

The Maid of the Forth was established in 1981, with the current vessel being purpose built in 1988 for the trip to Inchcolm.  It is a family run business and has been under the ownership of Colin Aston since 1993.   The three skippers who drive the Maid are Colin; his son Scott; and son–in-law Duncan.

"Admiral" Colin Aston


The 'Old Man' and owner of the business. With over 40 years spent playing and Scuba Diving in and around the River Forth he is a local expert on the area and of the numerous wrecks that lie hidden on the seabed.



Captain Duncan Macrae

Duncan mugshot

Duncan worked as a commercial diver for many years around the north west coast of Scotland before joining the business as a skipper in 1999.




Captain Scott Aston

ScottScott worked as a crewman on the Maid between 1993 and 1999. He then pursued a career in Civil Engineering before getting his boatmasters qualification and returning to the family business 2007 as a skipper to let 'the old man' slip into semi retirement!!







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Sightseeing Tours

Relax and enjoy a 90 min boat trip to get the best close up views of the Forth Bridges and Inchcolm Island.

Inchcolm Island

You have the option of landing where you have 90 mins to explore with its historic abbey, beaches and fortifications.  

Seafari Adventures

Feeling a bit more adventurous? Why not book onto one of our high speed tours on board one of our Seafari Adventures Ribs.