Firth of Forth: Sightseeing Cruise with Cream Tea

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Firth of Forth: Sightseeing Cruise with Cream Tea

From $27.49 per person

Take in views of Blackness Castle, featured in Outlander, during this Cream Tea cruise. There are also seals, puffins, and views of Limekilns village, mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Kidnapped'.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a Firth of Forth boat trip with unrivalled views of the Three Bridges
  • View Blackness Castle, as featured in Outlander and Outlaw King
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge up close
  • Get up close to the marine wildlife including seals and puffins
Full description
The Firth of Forth is simply overflowing with myths, turbulent history, and fascinating marine wildlife. Join this boat tour on a 90-minute cruise onboard a superb vessel. Depart from South Queensferry, which is only a short distance from Scotland's bustling capital city of Edinburgh. Take in views of Blackness Castle, the ship that never sails and featured in Outlander and the Outlaw King. There are also views of Limekilns village, mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Kidnapped'. It was from Limekilns that David Balfour and Alan Breck were carried across the Forth in a rowing boat. You will also see the Three Bridges as you have never seen them before including the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge. For your comfort relax onboard with friends and family in the observation lounge or on the outside decks and listen to the guided commentary while you enjoy your complimentary cream tea. Spot the marine wildlife, during your tour, you will find plenty of opportunities to see a wide variety of marine wildlife including seabirds and seals.
  • A 90-minute boat trip that includes a complimentary cream tea with a scone, preserve, cream and a choice of tea or coffee per person
  • Additional scones and tea or coffee can be purchased at the bar
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Supplier ticket kiosk located at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh.

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    •  This cruise is not suitable for children under 5 years
    • Children aged 5 to 15 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult
    •  Dogs are not permitted on this cruise
    •  Dress for the weather
    •  Supplier does not provide gluten free products
    • Commentary is provided in English only
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    Overall rating

    4.4 / 5

    based on 77 reviews

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    Excellent weather day to do this trip. I changed my reservation due to bad weather predicted in the original day I was booked. I used the app to change the date and it was very easy to make the change. The cruise crew did not gave a scanner for my app voucher so they photographed it with their phone. Was a lovely cruise! Be sure to bring a few bob to tip the crew at the end.

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    February 9, 2020

    The day was rainy, but thanks to that we got to see some beautiful rainbow panorama. We enjoyed it a lot and the scones were very tasty! we traveled there from Edinburgh and the way was fairly easy and quick. Definitely worth seeing the beautiful bridges! We didn’t expect such amazing views! :)

    January 7, 2020

    This 1.5 hour cruise allows you to see the structure of Edinburgh's iconic bridges up close. To do in good weather if possible…. Do not expect to see sea lions or other birds too much ... We serve you tea and scones in charming old mismatched porcelain. The welcome is really nice. A special mention for the captain who was extremely kind to accompany us with his car to the nearest station to avoid us to call and wait for a taxi! Thanks and well done ...

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    October 29, 2019

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