Maid of the Forth

RSPB birdwatching cruises for 2018

Come and Enjoy a 3 hour special birdwatching tour, we cruise past all of the inner Islands of the Forth, starting with Inchgarvie, right under the Forth Rail Bridge, down past Inchcolm and on towards Inchkeith. We then return back up river stopping of at Inchmickery before returning to the Hawes Pier.  

All throughout the cruise expert commentary is provided by knowledgable RSPB staff who will keep a close eye out and help you spot the various species of seabird that live in the River Forth only a few miles from Edinburgh city centre.  Puffin sightings are also common on this trip.  Other birds that can be spotted are Guillemots, Razorbills, Gannets, Kittiwakes, Cormorants, Shags, Shearwaters, Eider Ducks.

Dates for 2018 are

Thursday 31st May departing at 1800

Saturday 16th June departing at 0900

Prices are £16/adult, £15/concession (seniors, students and RSPB members), £7/child,

Tickets can be purchased from the Timetable page (click on the black dots on the timetable)

RSPB cruise onboard 'Seafari Explorer' from North Berwick

Following the success of our first RSPB cruise on board our new boat Seafari Explorer, we are again offering one special cruise this year.  The cruise will last 2 hours and will pass by the island of Craigleith and the world famous Bass Rock.  An abundance of Puffins can be seen at Craigleith and of course there are the 150,000 nesting Gannets on the Bass Rock.

The date for this special cruise is 1st July 2018 departing at 1700. 

This trip is proving popular and with only 50 spaces available, booking early is essential.

Prices: £20 adult, £18 concession (seniors, students and RSPB members) £12 child 


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.