We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 21 St Adrians Place | Anstruther, Anstruther KY10 3DX, Scotland
Phone Number: 07957 585200
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 97 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great Experience

We went to the Isle of May on the May Princess on a hot clear day so this review is going to be good based on that alone! However, weather is not controlable but the quality of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Caledonigirl
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went to the Isle of May on the May Princess on a hot clear day so this review is going to be good based on that alone! However, weather is not controlable but the quality of service is - and this company get it right. The staff were great - informative but not pushy, considerate and very organised. Not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Get close to nature on land and sea with this wonderful trip. Spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife within touching distance. The helpful, friendly boat crew point out interesting features and give plenty of time for photos. Clear way markings on the island give great opportunities for viewing wildlife. A brilliant day out for all ages.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This must be one of Scotland's most exciting birding experiences. First, choose a sunny day in Scotland (!), then book your outing on the boat, the May Princess (on the Anstruther Pleasure Cruises website), then plan your timing. It's an hour each way from Anstruther harbour to the island and you may get 3 hours to wander, once you are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
North Berwick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The calm and sunny weather helped to make this an excellent day out. The booking is very straightforward online, the staff and crew are friendly and helpful. The trip out and back takes about an hour with nearly 3 on the island. Lots to see in the way of wildlife. Excellent wardens on the island to let you know all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

OK - I will be the first to admit that our camera club trip to the May Island with Anstruther Pleasure Cruises was heavily dependent upon the weather - which on Saturday 27 June 2015 was atypically glorious - but the boat trip itself and the wonderful wildlife on the island were perfect in every respect. If you look at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very helpful and friendly crew made the trip a treat from the outset. Sheltered seating on the boat was a little warmer than outside but the latter afforded the best views and was the most enjoyable. Great little snack bar on board for warming coffee or drinks and nibbles. The time on the island - about 2.5 hours - was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dunblane, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We just spent the most amazing day on the Isle of May. The boat trip was terrific - the crew gave you loads of information and could not be more helpful. There is a little snack bar onboard where you can get something to eat or drink and also pick up a little puffin related momento of your trip. Then... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review. Your title "An amazing day out" says it all and we appreciate your comments about the boat trip and the service and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Level Contributor
119 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

What a lovely boat trip it is to the isle of May. Staff is ever so friendly, good humoured, helpful. There is outside seating and also a covered one for when the weather gets foul. They have a small café selling hot drinks, snacks and sweets. Also some souvenirs by local artists. The trip takes about an hour. They drop... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review and your comments about the crew and the trip are much appreciated and we are really glad you had an enjoyable day. More 

Whitburn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Excellent boat trip to the Isle May for some fantastic seabirds. Friendly, pleasant and welcoming crew made for a good crossing on an adequately equipped boat for the 40min crossing. The best part was island with ample time an opportunity to explore and appreciate the wildlife whilst ashore for 3 hours. Suggest booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Will be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, and your comments about the crew and the trip are much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Anstruther, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A fabulous day! Lots of interesting information othe outward trip, followed by the most amazing three hours in the island. The bird a tivity was amazing and I was thrilled to see hundreds of puffins with beaks full of sand eels. It is amazing to get so close to the birds (rather too close in the case of the dive-bombing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review and we are really glad you enjoyed the trip to the Island. Your last comments about taking a picnic and booking ahead are good advice for anyone. More 

Travelers who viewed Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours also viewed

 

Been to Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours

Address: Address: 21 St Adrians Place | Anstruther, Anstruther KY10 3DX, Scotland
Phone Number: 07957 585200
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  Anstruther

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?