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Address: | Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
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+44 870 118 1866
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A 90 minute Forth Bridges Cruise on the Firth of Forth depart from Hawes...

A 90 minute Forth Bridges Cruise on the Firth of Forth depart from Hawes Pier at South Queensferry which is only a short distance from Scotland's bustling Capital City of Edinburgh.

A boat trip aboard the Forth Belle is an ideal way to spend any morning or afternoon. Sit on the outside deck or in the heated observation lounge and listen to the guided commentary.

Take in the magnificent views of the Forth Road Bridge and the world-famous, recently awared, World Heritage Forth Railway Bridge built in the Victorian era; the beautiful panoramas of the Edinburgh skyline to the south and the Kingdom of Fife to the north and the beautiful island of Inchcolm with its medieval abbey.

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Stunning scenery!!

The weather couldn't have been better to enjoy the trip on the River Forth today, the sun was shining, blue sky and sea like a mill pond.Great commentary throughout the trip.Staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The weather couldn't have been better to enjoy the trip on the River Forth today, the sun was shining, blue sky and sea like a mill pond.Great commentary throughout the trip.Staff very friendly and accommodating and cream tea delicious. Would highly recommend the Forth Belle.

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Pip M, Business Manager at Forth Boat Tours, responded to this review

So glad you had such an enjoyable tour and Cream Tea. I will pass on your comments to the staff and crew who were on board on the day. We hope to see you on board again in the future. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Did this boat trip today after receiving it as a Xmas present couldn't have asked for anything better to see the three bridges from the boat was awesome also saw a seal basking on one of the bouys in the water 8/10 would be great for a family day as well

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Pip M, Manager at Forth Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your tour with us. We hope to see on board again. More 

larkhall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the forth boat tour with my husband and really enjoyed it , the staff are really really nice and the cream tea was lovely . I noticed some couples taking two scones each for the cream tea thought that was a bit cheeky but also noticed there girth so not surprised !, I would recommend the boat trip... More 

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Pip M, Manager at Forth Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your sail with us and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great tour with cream tea supplied going up under all Forth Bridges and up the river giving commentary on the history of different places on the coastline,very interesting and informative would highly recommend this tour even more so if you can get good weather for tour so very well done to the Forth Boat Tours crew

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Pip M, Manager at Forth Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and I have passed them onto the crew. We hope to see you on board again in the future. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great trip up the river. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Would recommend for all ages.

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Pip M, Manager at Forth Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for you comments More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My partner Gary took mr here before whisking me away for a romantic weekend away it was a great ee trip around the Forth the only thing is ,,,,I would say is the infomation needs updated just a wee bit it is a truly wonderful way to spend a few hours......my partner Gary is originally from Leith and im from... More 

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Pip M, Manager at Forth Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your lovely review and hope the rest of your weekend was equally as enjoyable as the tour. Any feedback is happily received and we always look at improving where we can. We look forward to seeing you on board again when you bring your daughter. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic fun and we paid for the cream tea too. Worth the extra few quid, fresh scones with proper jam and cream...! It was even served on a lovely collection of mismatched China. The views were great and the staff were so friendly! Remember to chuck a few quid in the bucket for them at the end..!

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Pip M, Manager at Forth Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your kind words and we are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable tour. We hope to welcome you on board again in the future. More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Easy to book this trip online. We boarded the Forth Belle at Hawes Pier in South Queensferry today. The weather was a bit chilly and slightly overcast but that didn't deter from the pleasure of the sail. We sat outside initially and then decided to enjoy the views from the warm inside cabin with a cup of coffee which was... More 

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Pip M, Manager at Forth Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you had an enjoyable tour and will be returning later in the season. More 

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We went on the boat trip and must admit we all loved it. One of my daughters was worried and scared but the staff made her feel at ease and she had a ball and came off that boat not being scared any more. The trip itself was smooth and the staff were very friendly next time we up that... More 

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Pip M, Manager at Forth Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review and delighted to hear your daughter overcame her fears and enjoyed the tour. We look forward to seeing you all again on future tours. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Booked ahead and were very lucky with weather, it was a beautiful morning. Right from the start we were made welcome by the crew. They explained where we could sit and move around the boat. The trip was very smooth and the boat has indoor seating and 4 outside sitting areas, 2 of them up beside the bridge. Below deck... More 

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Pip M, Manager at Forth Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and glad to hear you had an enjoyable tour and ALSO lucky enough to have some good weather. We look forward to seeing you on board in the summer months. More 

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