The Maid of the Forth sailing in front of the Forth Rail Bridge.

Maid of the Forth

South Queensferry
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Maid of the Forth is an award winning sightseeing cruise operator offering a variety of cruises on the Forth which depart from South Queensferry.

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  • The Maid of the Forth office and Gift shop


As the "Original" Inchcolm ferry, Maid of the Forth is a family owned and operated by Colin Aston alongside with family members Scott and Duncan have over 75 years of combined experience on the water. From Easter to October, the spectacular boat trips depart from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, and offer unrivalled views of the Forth Bridges, Firth of Forth and the historic Inchcolm Island.

Cruise under the Forth Bridges and enjoy breath - taking views of Edinburgh and Fife from our panoramic top deck. Listen to our full commentary on the rich history and wildlife. Look out for seals together with a wide range of seabirds throughout the season, including the ever popular puffins.

Recently voted as one of the best things to do in Edinburgh, combine your sightseeing cruise with a 90 minute landing on Inchcolm Island. Explore the beautiful 12th century monastic abbey and wartime fortifications, discover island trails, sandy beaches and picnic areas, a trip which has something for everyone.

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Pets Welcome



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Pets Welcome


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Accessible parking

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Partially suitable for visitors with limited mobility

Suitable for visitors with limited mobility

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