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Maid of the Forth

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Forth Bridges and Inchcolm Island Sightseeing Boat trips. Departs from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh daily Easter to October
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out. Great experience staff very friendly. We had our 3 yr old grandson with us and he really enjoyed the boat trip and the freedom to run around on the island. Very interesting place. Only down side there is no cafe but highly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon M
Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip onboard the Maid of the Forth. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your cruise and visit to Inchcolm Island. There are unfortunately no catering facilities on the Island, but you are more than...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the trip and views. Sarah at the desk was so helpful and friendly. First time I seen a seal in real lifeMore

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Squamble
Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us onboard the Maid of the Forth. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your sightseeing cruise and even better that you spotted the local wildlife. Thank you for your compliments for...More

Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Great family day out! Lovely, friendly staff and amazing views of the bridges - we were lucky enough to see some seals too!More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank clarepet
Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip onboard the Maid of the Forth, we are very glad to hear you enjoyed your sightseeing cruise and even better that you managed to spot some of the local wildlife. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 21 November 2018

I decided to come along with friends on the last day of sailing as the weather was beautiful. We weren't able to land in Inchcolm this time as the Island was closed. It was still an enjoyable trip out though. I will be back next...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us upon Maid of the Forth. We are glad you enjoyed your cruise with us. Unfortunately due to scheduled maintenance, Inchcolm Island closed a month earlier than usual. The cruise only does still offer...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

Boarding good. Seating good. Band was excellent (jazz night). Food was o. K. Commentary was good. Despite late heavy rain, a very enjoyable trip. Good value.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Irving H
Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your evening cruise with us, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. The Jazz evenings are always popular and we look forward to continuing them in our 2019 season. We look...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Great trip and the staff were very helpful - was a little packed but still a good trip with lots of info past and present not a bad price also.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ann N
Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip onboard the Maid of the Forth, we are glad that you had an enjoyable and informative cruise. We look forward to seeing you again next season.

Reviewed 20 October 2018

Took my 91 year old mum for a sail this afternoon; had a great time. Staff were very friendly right from booking to visiting the gift shop. Haven't been before but will be back in the summer, and our tickets get us a 10% discount...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us yesterday, It was lovely meeting you both and we are very much glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise on the Maid. We do like to support local charities, and it is...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Booked to do the 3 hour trip on "Maid of the Forth" to Inchcolm Island with my husband on Friday, 28th September. Boat left Hawes Pier at 12.15pm and the weather was actually sunny. The commentary on the boat was really interesting and we realised...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip onboard the Maid of the Forth, we are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable time. Our commentary was recently updated and is very much proving popular, providing a wealth of information about...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This trip was first class. Extremely friendly staff (the lady in the gift shop was lovely - and reads the Highland Coo kids book like it was the Wonkey Donkey lol). I must mention the onboard commentary as say how informative it was. We took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us onboard the Maid of the Forth, We are glad that you had an enjoyable time with us. I will certainly pass on your kind comments to Jo in the office, she really...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

Did the boat trip yesterday in perfect weather conditions.Everything went like clockwork.....safety information was good,and the commentary was easily heard. Loved going under the three bridges and getting the opportunity to take loads of photos. Would recommend this trip to anyone who is thinking about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for your taking the time to review your recent trip with us onboard the Maid of the Forth. We are glad that you had an enjoyable time cruising with us. The view of the bridges from the Maid are spectacular and are definitely...More

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Navigate316675
2 October 2018|
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Response from Maid S | Property representative |
Hi, Inchcolm Island is now closed for the season, and we ourselves stop sailing at the end of October. Thanks
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Eklynne
19 March 2018|
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Response from Maid S | Property representative |
Hi, Dogs are more than welcome on The Maid and they also travel free. They would need to be on a leash whilst on the Island.
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G0ldenGal
21 July 2017|
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Response from DandDStirling | Reviewed this property |
The journey from South Queensferry to Inchcolm takes about 30 minutes. There can be a swell which some people might not like, but earlier this month it wasn't rough. Whether you see puffins depends on the time of year, we... More
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