Inchcolm Island with Maid of the Forth

May 26, 2019


Do you love an adventure? 

A sail on a boat with the best views of the Bridges, Edinburgh & stop off at the historic Inchcolm Island? ....... We do!


We boarded the local boat Maid of the Forth for this years 3 hr landing trip to Inchcolm Island, where we got to spend some time exploring. The staff on board are all great, so polite and helpful, which is really nice especially when they take their time to help you and the kids if you need it. 


About our Day........


We got sand in our wellies, got lost in the Abby and found the most beautiful views of Edinburgh. Even though it was a little bit cloudy, the views were stunning.

Cailyn took her binoculars with her to do some seabird spotting, with the hope of seeing some Puffins and I provided a picnic to enjoy for our lunch after roaming around the island, which we enjoyed in the Abby to stay out of the drizzle for a while. 

I highly recommend doing this as it’s really lovely. 

You’ll find lots of nice nooks to rest on. 


Be mindful and remember to clean up afterwards, there’s plenty bins around the island.


The weather was bit wet & windy but calm, giving us one of the most amazing days out together. 

We saw seals and lost of birds while walking around which was great for Cailyn. Teaching her about the sea life around her was pretty funny and she definitely made a few people laugh with her seal impressions.  


You get 90 mins to explore Inchcolm Island which is more than enough time to see everything, as long as you’ aware of your time. It’s truly stunning so make sure you spend time taking it all in. 


As you come off the boat you’ll find toilets & a gift shop with exhibition. As you go round there’s a set of steps on your left passed the birds (be careful) to the war tunnel - fantastic views! 

There’s many information points so stop and have a read, you’ll find some interesting war facts along the way.

Back round by the Abby you’ll be able to get lost in the many rooms, stairs and towers where you can actually get married. 


How perfect would that be?


There’s many little bunkers and houses along the island so be sure to wander.... but remember your time to return as you may miss that boat back if you get lost in the history of the island, which is easily done.


Take a look at our favourite photos from the day. Her happy little face says it all. 


On Board Maid of the Forth


Around Inchcolm Island 


So, where to book? How much does it cost? 


I’ve linked the tickets below, so tap, book & enjoy!! 


Maid of the Forth  


90 Minute Cruise  (no landing)  

Adult £14 Child (5-15) £7 Under 5’s FREE

Over 60 £13



3HR Inchcolm Island landing trip 

Adult £20 Child (5-15) £10.60 Under 5’s FREE Over 60 £13



Cailyn’s Mummy x


*Gifted for an honest review of our experience, links not affilaiated*





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