Maid of the Forth

Maid of the Forth has been ferrying passengers to Inchcolm Island for nearly 30 years. The current vessel was custom built for this trip in 1989.

All of our daily sailings stop off at Inchcolm Island, where you have the option of going ashore to explore the island or remain on the boat for the return journey to the Hawes Pier. If you decide to land on Inchcolm to explore the island you have around 1½ hours on the island before the 'Maid' returns to pick you up and return you to the Hawes Pier.  There is often the option to spend longer on Inchcolm depending if there is space on the later sailing to collect you - just ask the skipper when you get to Inchcolm if this is possible.

The Island and Abbey are owned by Historic Scotland who charge a landing fee if you wish to explore the island, this is included in our ticket prices for the 3hour landing trip.  If you are a member of Historic Scotland or English Heritage, this allows you free landing on the island so please book using the Historic Scotland member buttons to obtain discount (membership cards will require to be shown at time of collecting boarding passes).

The abundance of wildlife on Inchcolm is amazing, from the nosey grey seals to the comical little puffins, there always something happening.

It truly is a breathtakingly beautiful island and is well worth the visit.

More information on what there is to see and do on Inchcolm can be found here

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.