Book Tickets To The Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island Cruise

Martha Martins
Feb 02, 2022 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Feb 02, 2022
Book Tickets To The Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island Cruise
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If you love cruise tours, then this Three Bridges Cruise tour of Edinburgh is the one for you. This cruise tour shows you Edinburgh from the water and takes you to an ancient island abbey for you to explore.

Sail around the famous estuary of Edinburgh on a beautiful boat with an outside deck and observation lounge. Take the Firth of Forth trip and enjoy the guided commentary on board this stunning cruise.

You will get to see the Edinburgh skyline, the Three Bridges, and the islands of Inchkeith, Inchgarvie, and Inchmickery - the view is going to be mesmerizing. With luck, you might also get to check out a wide range of marine life!

Book the Three Bridges Cruise tour now. With a landing pass, you can also go ashore at Inchcolm Island.

About Three Bridges And Inchcolm Island Cruise

What are the locations and sights on the Three Bridges and Inchcolm Island Cruise?

Do you love seals and puffins? Then this tour is for you because you can see lots of beautiful marine life free of charge on this boat tour around Edinburgh.

Yes, this is what you can expect to see when you escape Edinburgh and explore the countryside during this beautiful boat ride. The cruise also takes you to Inchcolm Island, home to a colony of seals and sea lions and a medieval abbey.

You will get a perfect view of the Edinburgh skyline and the famous Three Bridges (including the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge). You can even go ashore with an Inchcolm Island landing pass.

The view you get of the Edinburgh skyline, the Three Bridges, and the islands of Inchgarvie, Inchkeith, and Inchmickery from the observation lounge is unrivalled. With this Firth of Forth tour, you also get an English-guided commentary that will give you a rundown of all the locations you can see.

Get down to Hawes Pier (South Queensferry) in Edinburgh, United Kingdom to catch the boat for this amazing tour around Edinburgh by boat.

To make the tour extra eventful, buy landing passes to visit Inchcolm Island. Go on a walking tour of this ancient monastic island and explore the medieval abbey.

After a busy day in the city of Edinburgh exploring the Royal Mile, go on a boat ride around the Firth of Forth and under the huge Three Bridges.

Book your tickets for this cruise to explore the beautiful panoramas of Edinburgh's skyline, the beautiful engineering of the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge, the South Queensferry Crossing, and much more.

Get down to the Hawes Pier in South Queensferry for the best view of the city if the weather permits.

How does the Three Bridges and Inchcolm Island Cruise work?

You can buy landing passes to go to Inchcolm Island and explore the medieval abbey. This landing pass is purely optional, but a great way to explore the island and all it has to offer.

What can I expect from this Three Bridges cruise?

This water tour gives you an amazing view of Edinburgh's skyline, the Kingdom of Fife, and a panoramic view of the Three Bridges. This is your chance to discover the 'Iona of the East'.

Enjoy the mesmerizing weather of Edinburgh on the boat ride when you are under the Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the United Kingdom.

It will be a great way to end your trip to Edinburgh if you choose to explore Inchcolm Island on a walking tour. Explore the breathtaking views of the whole island by climbing the spiral stairs to the summit of Bell Tower.

The 12th century Inchcolm Island is here for you to enjoy. Also, see the Hermit's Cell where King Alexander took shelter while he was stranded on the island.

If you want to go ashore, take the landing pass as the Abbey and Island are both owned by Historic Environment Scotland. There are two Historic Scotland stewards that live on the island and maintain the area and the shop.

What age is this cruise suitable for?

This Firth of Forth boat tour is suitable for anyone who wants to enjoy a serene boat ride. Adults need to accompany children on this cruise at all times.

How long does the Three Bridges and Inchcolm Island Cruise take?

The total duration of the cruise is one hour 30 minutes.

Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs

Where does the Three Bridges and Inchcolm Island Cruise start?

The Three Bridges and Inchcolm Island Cruise starts at the Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, EH30 9TB, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. You have to show your cruise tickets to the staff at Hawes Pier.

Head down to Inchcolm Island Pier, EH30 9TB, Queensferry if you would like to buy the optional ticket to explore Inchcolm Island,

How do I get to the cruise's departure point?

If you are travelling from London to the tour's starting location in a car, take the M6 to reach the destination in the shortest possible time. It will take around seven hours 30 minutes to cover 412 mi (663 km).

You can also choose to travel via a flight to the Edinburgh airport from any major airport in the country.

There are buses that travel to Edinburgh many times a day.

You can also travel via train to Edinburgh. Take the Avanti West Coast train from London Euston Station to Carlisle and then from Carlisle to Haymarket on the Avanti West Coast. From Haymarket, take the ScotRail to Dalmeny. It is about a 10-minute walk to the Hawes Pier.

When should I arrive at the departure point?

Reach the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour according to your chosen timeslot.

Where can I park?

There is parking available at Dalmeny Station, Battery Road, North Queensferry Station, and Tesco. Disabled parking is also available at the promenade which is close by.

Where are the toilet facilities on the Three Bridges and Inchcolm Island Cruise?

You will find many public toilets near the pickup point. There are toilets on the boat that people with limited access can use. However, access-enabled toilets aren't available onboard.

What facilities are available on the cruise?

You will receive a commentary (guided) on board. There is also a lounge on the outside deck, a cafe bar with hot and cold drinks, light snacks, and weatherproof seatings.

Is this cruise accessible?

This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users, however, a wheelchair ramp can be provided with prior notice. While booking your tickets, do check the timetable for the times and days they can provide a wheelchair.

Where can I eat on the Three Bridges and Inchcolm Island Cruise?

The ticket does not include food and drinks aboard the cruise. However, there is a cafe bar onboard that has cold and hot drinks and some light snacks.

You can also choose to have some delicious food before or after the tour, near the pier. Some popular restaurants in the area are Hawes Inn Restaurant, The Railbridge Bistro, Bikers Cove, and The Little Parlour.

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Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

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