Sightseeing Boat Tour For Two for £9 on Maid of the Forth (Up to 59% Off)
- 225 Passenger boat with open top deck for panoramic views with glass enclosed and heated lower deck
- From South Queensferry cruise under the Forth Rail Bridge, past Inchgarvie Island Prison and downriver to Inchcolm with its historic abbey
- Coffee or drinks served in licenced bar
- 90 minute sightseeing cruise
- Wildlife commentary from the skipper over the intercom
- Chance to see grey seals, puffins and dolphins
- Under 5s travel for free
(Excl. July and August 2012). Limit 1 per 2 people. May buy multiple as gifts. Booking required via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting preferred sailing time, contact details, and voucher and security codes. 48 hour cancellation policy. Valid for ‘red dot’ and ‘red/blue dot’ times, see:http://www.maidoftheforth.co.uk/schedule.php. Departs from Hawes Pier (EH30 9TB). Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5s can travel for free with an adult. Subject to weather conditions. Upgrade to 90 minute stop-off on Inchcolm Island for £5 supplement per person, available on ‘blue dot only’ 'red/blue dot' times. Upgrade to be purchased at booking office on the Hawes Pier under the Forth Rail Bridge, (EH30 9TB). Voucher must be presented upon arrival. Original value based on adult prices. Original value verified 30 March 2012 at 2pm.
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While a boat stern can provide excellent views, a stern boat may be strict in its outlook. Take a more relaxed approach with today’s Groupon: £9 for a 90 minute sightseeing tour for two at Maid Of The Forth.
Splashing about in the Forth estuary, this certified steel passenger vessel soaks up the sights from its open top deck and glassy windows inside. The Maid of the Forth carries up to 225 passengers, navigating them through a route from South Queensferry, under the Forth Rail Bridge and past Inchcolm Island. By day a sightseeing boat, by night a party boat, evening cruises are also on offer with a licensed bar playing host to live jazz or folk bands, or a boogieing disco sail.
Cruising along at ten knots, the Maid will carry passengers along the estuary banks while the skipper helps keep eyes peeled on the return journey with a wildlife commentary. Peepers can look out for the likes of grey seals, puffins, and the occasional porpoise or dolphin, with the river landscape offering plenty of photo opportunities. While under 5s can join the fun for free, boaters can also delight in the history of Inchcolm Island, where passengers can opt to go ashore for an additional supplement of £5 to visit the historic abbey.
For the timetable see here.
Participants of the sightseeing cruise praised the beautiful and relaxing scenery as highlights. TripAdvisor users awarded the Maid of the Forth an out of sight 5/5 stars.
The boat ride is nice and relaxing and the scenery is beautiful. I also opted to explore Inchcolm and really enjoyed my time there. It wasn't crowded at all and I had time to explore the abbey ruins, take tons of photos, and relax a bit. You can also bring food--there are picnic tables set up.
– amandaleenj, TripAdvisor, Feb 2011