8.10.19 October Availability

Now that the October holidays are almost upon us please note that we will continue to have our sightseeing cruises running until 27th October.

Sailings will be 1215 for Inchcolm Island and 1215/1400 for the sightseeing cruise.

We will be operating on the following days in October:

Tuesday 8th, Thursday 10th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th, Tuesday 15th, Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th.

Bookings can be made online or by calling our office on 0131 331 5000.

22/08/2019 DOWTK Award Nomination 2019


We are delighted that once again we have been nominated for the ( Day out with the kids) Best Educational Day out in Scotland 2019.

As a small family run business, these nominations are fantastic for us and we very much appreciate everyone who takes the time to vote for us.

05/08/2019 Ferry Fair Week 5th -11th August

This week in South Queensferry is the annual Ferry Fair, there is a one way system in operation along Queensferry high street. The car park at Hawes Pier is closed due to the fairground being present. We would advise passengers to allow time to find suitable parking, or use public transport instead. You can contact the office directly on 0131 331 5000 for for further information.

04/08/2019 Custom Bike Show August 4th 10-6pm

On Sunday, the Bikers Cove is hosting a custom bike show in aid of the RNLI. This is going to be an extremely busy event and there will be limited parking at Hawes Pier. If you are coming out for a cruise on the Maid, or just coming along to support the Bikers Cove, we suggest travelling by public transport, or if driving, allowing yourself plenty of time to find parking.

14/07/2019 High speed RIB trip

We have limited spaces for our popular 1 hour high speed RIB trip on Sunday at 12pm.

This is an exhilarating experience and tickets are going quickly.

Contact 0131 331 5000 to book now.

Don't miss out.

26/06/2019 Inchcolm Island closed 26.6.19

Due to work being carried out on the pier at Inchcolm Island, it will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday the 26th June.

For further information you can contact us on 0131 331 5000 or email info@maidoftheforth.co.uk

23/06/2019 Seafari Spaces available

We have 6 spaces available for our popular 1hr high speed RIB trip on Sunday 23rd at 12pm.

Tickets are £28 per adult and £22 per child (aged 8-16).

Call 0131 331 5000 to book now.

09/06/2019 Charity Abseil 9th June

Just to let our passengers know that there will be a charity abseil taking place on the Forth Rail bridge on the 9th June. It starts early in the morning and will continue throughout the day, we would advise the use of public transport as car parking will be at a premium. If you are driving, then we would advise giving yourself extra time to find a parking space and make your way to our booking office for boarding passes.

31/05/2019 Seafari RIB trips available

We only have 5 spaces available for our popular 1hr 3 Bridges and 3 Islands left on the 8th June at 1430.

Book now to avoid disappointment, £22 per child, £28 per adult.

Not suitable for under 8's pregnant ladies or those with back and mobility problems.

19/05/2019 Cruise Ship dates May/June

We have a number of Cruise ships visiting South Queensferry in May/June, on these days we cannot operate any tours.

The dates are: Wednesday 22nd May, Thursday 23rd May, 3rd June, 10th June, 15th June, 27th & 28th June.

We will update the page further with cruise dates after June.

16/05/2019 Inchcolm Island re opening

Inchcolm Island will be reopened on the 16th May 2019, so join us for the 1215 sailing as we venture back onto this beautiful and Historical Island.

02/05/2019 Maid of the Forth be with you

In celebration of May the Fourth, we're inviting littles ones onboard for FREE* this Saturday if they arrive in costume of their favourite Star Wars character. 

Climb onboard the Maid and join in our adventures and who knows, we may even spot a Straighter in the sky! 

*One free child per adult. 

Pic @welcometofife

16/04/2019 More exclusive offers

The fantastic Picnic Coffee shop along Queensferry High Street is offering Maid Passengers 2 for 1 on tea & coffee *. While you are there, why not try their delicious range of freshly made sandwiches and cakes.

*Please present either your till receipt or sailing ticket at the time of ordering, valid until 31.10.19

09/04/2019 Delayed opening of Inchcolm

Unfortunately we have just had word that there have been further delays in the ongoing pier works at Inchcolm Island.  Historic Scotland have now advised that the new proposed opening date will be sometime in mid May.

We understand that this is very disappointing for our regular customers and for those who had planned a trip to Inchcolm during their vacation, but this is unfortunately outwith our control.

We will still be running our sight seeing cruises until opening which give fantastic views of the the abbey, wildlife and the iconic bridges.

If you have already made a booking with us to visit Inchcolm before the current opening date, we will be in touch with you shortly to discuss options.

29/03/2019 Exclusive offers for Maid passengers

We are happy to be working with Orocco Pier, an award winning Hotel, restaurant and cafe bar that offers breath taking views over the Forth.  So after a cruise on the Maid why not visit the Samphire Seafood Bar & Grill for a fantastic 2 or 3 course meal. You can choose 2 courses for £12.45pp or 3 courses for £15.45pp, why not add a glass of wine and enjoy the stunning views in beautiful surroundings.

09/03/2019 2019 Season about to start

Well, its been a busy winter for us this year, the Maid has been treated to new rubber fendering along the port side and the whole top deck has been shotblasted and painted so she is looking great for the start of the season.  Our annual MCA surveys are due to take place in the next week so we are all ready to start on the 2nd April 2019


Unit 2
Hawes Pier
South Queensferry
EH30 9TB