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Address: Ellwyn House | Athelstaneford, East Linton EH39 5BE, Scotland
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Forth Tours offer sightseeing tours and cruises of the Firth of Forth and...

Forth Tours offer sightseeing tours and cruises of the Firth of Forth and famous Forth Bridges, departing from Hawes Pier in the picturesque village of South Queensferry. Enjoy the wonderful Edinburgh panorama, trips to the island of Inchcolm and its Abbey, and spot puffins, seals and dolphins. Sit in the heated observation lounge and enjoy a great guided commentary on the history and heritage of the area. Try our Salsa, Jazz and Explorer Cruises too.

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Forth Road Bridge Fireworks Celebrations

Booked on the disco boat in hope that we would have a good view of the Fireworks for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Forth Road Bridge. We weren't disappointed. Joined... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2014
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2014

Booked on the disco boat in hope that we would have a good view of the Fireworks for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Forth Road Bridge. We weren't disappointed. Joined the boat from Hawes Pier at 8pm (more signage saying that Forth Tours left from here would have been helpful) and set sail for the middle of the Forth... More 

2 Thank 64Wendy2014
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

What a fantastic way to spend the afternoon! We took our 8 year-old daughter aboard the Forth Belle and had a wonderful trip around the Forth Railway and Road bridges with a visit to Inchcolm Island. The commentary was most informative and the views of Edinburgh and surrounding areas were stunning. On the way to the island we saw seals... More 

1 Thank Lesleym709
Dundee, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Bought 3 vouchers to take with us on holiday to Edinburgh, and we could not have picked a perfect day to go, sun was out, was very warm and it was just a brill day to go out on a boat. Once we were all safely in the boat, the crew kept us well informed and were very cheery and... More 

2 Thank Kerry K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

I went on the tour and stopped at the island last weekend with my partner's family. It was absolutely fantastic! It was pooring down with rain and we still had a wonderful day. There is a commentary on board telling you about everything you see and our Sea Captain! added extra information, going especially slowly round the seals and puffins... More 

2 Thank gdcw
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Why bother with wordy details? This was a delightful trip and one which we (two sets of parents with two small boys) shall certainly do again. The boat is amazingly smooth and quiet, there isn't too much tartan nonsense and the commentary is clear (proper speakers), interesting and intelligent. Inchcolm Island is beautiful and fascinating and well worth the extra... More 

1 Thank Ubergeekian
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2011

We took our 1 and 2 year old children out on the boat trip, and got off at Inchcolm Island. Was a lovey afternoon out, do take a picnic with a hot flask as there isnt a cafe on the Island. Lots to explore and quiet magical! Was great to be able to let the kids run around and climb... More 

1 Thank Fife28
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

We got a Groupon Voucher for the Forth River Boat Cruise...£9 for two which was excellent value. Although it did cost is £18 for the return bus for two out to the cruise and back. The cruise was very informative...and even though it was raining and very windy, we enjoyed the hour and a half cruise on the choppy waters.... More 

1 Thank JayTeeBeepBeep
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

I have gone over the Forth bridges so many times without wondering what was underneath me, and i now realise what a mistake that was! I would definetly recommend getting the pass that gives you access onto the island as it was so interesting seeing all the remenants from world wars past. We saw loads of seals and the island... More 

1 Thank LucyGraham92
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2011

Thanks for the lovely tour very obliging and helpful.. and the entertainment was very good .. was lovely dancing and seeing the sea view. i must come back and do it again and to hav the buffet option as well..

1 Thank EdinburghMirella
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

WE went on one of the jazz cruises that are run once a month during the summer. Sett off from South Queensferry (which isn't in East Lothian despite what tripadvbisor says!) Really, really enjoyed it. You go out with a four piece jazz band plating in the corner and cruise along the river Forth in the Evening. There was a... More 

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