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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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Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
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All reviews great trip inchcolm island jazz cruise boat trip three bridges booking office recommend this trip top deck informative commentary hour cruise lovely cruise boat staff return journey saw seals hawes pier small bar comfortable boat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Thank Weegwomen76
Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 26 September 2018

We had such a great time! The staff is knowledgeable and kind, they shared a funny story with us and were sweet to our children. The boats run on time, so make sure you are not late. We would love to come back and go...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Erin C
Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us onboard the Maid of the Forth. We are glad that both you and your children had an enjoyable day out with us. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our crew, we...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing boat-trip on the Firth of Forth with the possibility to visit an island (Inchcolm). Thanks to the captain we could see a couple of seals (however no puffins) and were impressed by the fantastic view of the 3 record-breaking bridges across the Firth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip with us onboard the Maid of the Forth, we are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable cruise. The views are spectacular, with a wealth of stunning scenery, the bridges and also the...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Despite having lived in Edinburgh for several years this was something we had never done before and I'm now wishing we had done it sooner. The trip was brilliant! The boat has an open top deck and a covered lower deck, which meant that had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Maid S, Public Relations Manager at Maid of the Forth, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 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 enjoyed both your cruise and time on Inchcolm Island. The Maid is perfect in all weathers, with the open top deck...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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