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Sightseeing Boat Tours
Forth Boat Tours

Sightseeing tours of the Firth of Forth, Inchcolm Island and the Forth Bridges from South Queensferry, Edinburgh

Terms and Conditions

Vessel Safety

The Forth Belle is fitted with the very latest safety equipment and all of our crewmembers are fully trained and qualified to meet the requirements of Marine Safety Regulations.


Please note that Marine Safety Regulations deem that the vessel is unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Departure Points

All sailings depart from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry unless otherwise stated in our timetable. Buses depart from Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh or unless otherwise stated in our timetable.

Weather Conditions

All tours and cruises are subject to weather conditions at the time of sailing. In the event of bad weather please telephone our information line on 0131 331 3030 for details and revisions to published sailing times.

Infants and Children

Sightseeing and Sunset Cruises: Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Evening Dance Cruises: Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Third-Party Discount Offers

Discounts including money off vouchers may not be used in conjunction with any other Forth Boat Tours offer or promotion. Only one discount is offered per-person/ticket. 2 for 1 discount ticket offers apply to our 1-hour Sightseeing Cruises and are not exchangeable for cash.

Reservations & Cancellations

Pre-booking is essential for all evening Dance Cruise events and optional coach transport and buffet meals.

Reservations will only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Forth Boat Tours reserves the right to cancel any cruise where the minimum number of passengers is not reached. Sightseeing tours and Sunset cruises run regardless of passenger numbers, however our evening dance cruise and special events require a minimum of 30 passengers. In such cases where there are insufficient passenger numbers, Forth Boat Tours' liability to the Customer is the full return of monies paid for the cruise.

Where the Customer cancels a reservation, refunds will be given under the following conditions:

Sightseeing Tours & Sunset Cruise

  • If notice of cancellation is given more than 72 hrs before departure: Full refund.
  • If notice of cancellation is given less than 72 hrs before departure: No refund.

Evening dance cruises and special events

  • If notice of cancellation is given more than 14 days before departure: Full refund.
  • If notice of cancellation is given less than 14 days before departure: No refund.

No refunds are offered on any boat trips if the passenger is late or unable to find the departure points.


Forth Boat Tours maintains insurance meeting all statutory requirements, however we strongly recommend that passengers hold comprehensive and suitable travel, medical and cancellation insurance.


Forth Boat Tours reserves the right to alter cruise itineraries due to weather conditions or other such extenuating circumstances.


Our published prices on the website and in our brochures are valid from 1st April 2008. The new prices are updated accordingly within our online booking system for advance booking.


A deposit is required for use of onboard binoculars. Buffet meals, bar refreshments and landing tickets for Inchcolm Island are optional extras and are charged at travellers' own expense.

Data Protection

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