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“Boat to Inchkeith”
Review of Forth Sea Safaris

Forth Sea Safaris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Family business providing Sea Safari Tours, Corporate trips, Birthdays, Family trips, Hen and Stag partys as well as trips to local islands & ashes scatterings. Trips can be customised to your requirements. New for 2015 is our 13m catamaran 'Pathfinder' which is available for a more sedate trip on the river complete with a large wheelhouse, tea & coffee facilities and a toilet.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Had a great time after hiring the boat for my boyfriends 30th Birthday with 10 friends. Took a trip to Inchkeith to explore the ruins and had an awesome ride in the boat with twists and turns on the way. Dropped us off right outside the pub in Newhaven too! Perfect day and birthday treat. Highly recommend these guys, brilliant time had by all and cheap when everyone helps to split the price.

3  Thank Katey T
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

This was an amazing experience led by two fantastic guides. We were picked up in the boat at Newhaven harbour, a pleasant spot about 15 minutes from central Edinburgh by taxi. The boat is amazing with two powerful outboard motors and able to do fun tricks and turns in the waves (which we did, but they only did as much or as little of this as we wanted), as well as doing some wave jumping.

The trip took us out to view some great wildlife (cormorants, puffins, seals, and lots and lots of seagulls), as well as a great trip to an island in the middle of the Forth of Firth with a well preserved Medieval monastery and tunnels and other remains from both World Wars. We had a great tour of the underneath of the bridges and ended up being dropped off at a quaint village where (after a trek up the hill) caught the train back to Edinburgh. We all had an amazing time, including our two teenage girls, and concur with other reviews that this is a "must-do" when in Edinburg h

2  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

This tour was amazing! Colin was our guide and the whole experience was completely customized since we were the only party on the boat (a group of 4). The weather was not great (rainy and very cold) but the experience was better than we could've hoped for. We saw plenty of seals and puffins as well as other sea birds. Then we stopped off at Inchcolm Abbey. We took a tour and it was great. The scenery and the history cannot be missed! We got some great photos as well. The swells made the ride a bit bumpy at times but that was part of the fun!

We stopped under the Forth Bridge and got some great pics there too! We were even there when they were unveiling a monument honoring the men who had died while working on the bridge restoration. The First Minister Salmond was there, too! Pretty cool for an unplanned historical event! Queensferry South is also incredibly cute and worth walking around, we walked around despite the rain and managed to find lots of good food!

Worth the trip!!

Thank AdrienneGlobeTrotter
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

My husband and I were part of a small group which took to the Forth on Saturday 6th August.
Despite the weather which was pretty dismal we had a great time and loved getting up close to the seals.
The tour itself takes in the breathtaking structures of the Forth Road Bridge and Forth Bridge and gives great views of both North and South of the river.
You cruise past all the local landmarks such as Hound Point, Roseberry House, Inchcolm and Inchgarvie island and also Cramond island which on a low tide can be walked out to. Beware of the tide coming in though!!
The boat crew are very friendly and know their stuff. The waterproofs and life jackets are supplied and the boat is in tip top condition.
I would recommend this trip to anyone, its a unique way to view the Bridges and the Fife and Edinburgh coastline but wrap up warm though!

2  Thank fiona r
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Reviewed August 5, 2011

I went on a trip to Inchcolm last night, this was my second trip with them and it was fantastic. I felt very safe at all times but loved the trip and think this would be great for all ages, Stuart and Leanne could not have been more helpful or professional but also very friendly, do it you will be so glad you did.

Thank Kirst949
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