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Top Edinburgh Cruise Tours

Among other activities to do in Edinburgh, cruise tours in Edinburgh are designed for you to take in as much as possible during your time ashore mostly by sailing with stops where possible. The adventures include exploring two UNESCO World Heritage sites of medieval Old Town and the Georgian Newtown. You will as well enjoy an afternoon excursion into the beautiful Scottish countryside with its wealth of history. These sightseeing boat tours in Edinburgh include the service of professional guides who will feed you with live commentary as you sail through the sea. All you have to do is book any of the options embedded in this wonderful list of the best cruise and boat tours in Edinburgh. Some of which include Edinburgh Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island Cruise, Award Winning Blackness Castle Three Bridges Cruise with Cream Tea, Half Day Sailing Trip Edinburgh, 1.5 hour Firth of Forth Sightseeing Cruise, and many more.

Apart from the numerous sightseeing adventures embedded in these cruise tours, you have options of watersports activities in Edinburgh. They are designed to give you awesome moments which include professionally arranged sports like snorkeling, kayaking, jet skiing, dolphin and whale watching, sailing, swimming, parasailing, and many more. It doesn’t end because with these sunset cruises in Edinburgh, the evening breeze and sunset coloration will treat you with a dip in the colorful illuminated city. You don’t want to leave the sea yet? Just go for these dinner cruises in Edinburgh and your night is fulfilled!

Do you know we specialize in carefully handpicking the best sightseeing tours in Edinburgh to aid a fun-filled vacation for travelers? Yes, our travel experts do this by reading honest customers’ reviews and running an availability check on all these tours. Furthermore, you can compare prices from top suppliers which will help you pick the best price and conditions that suit your budget and expectations. There are no hidden charges, and all information concerning each tour has been added.

Best Edinburgh Boat Tours Price

Edinburgh Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island Cruise €21.57
Award winning Blackness Castle, Three Bridges Cruise with Cream Tea €28.76
Bridges Sailing Taster €76.69
Half Day Sailing Trip €112.05
Full Day Sailing Trip €197.73
1.5 hour Firth of Forth Sightseeing cruise €19.17
3-day Iona and Mull Islands tour from Edinburgh €455.22
Orkney, Ullapool & The Northern Highlands - 5 Day Tour €405.4
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Edinburgh Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island Cruise

1. Edinburgh Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island Cruise

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • The Firth of Forth is simply overflowing with myths, turbulent history and fascinating marine wildlife. Join Forth Boat Tours on a 90 minute cruise to discover more about the Three Bridges, including the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge. View the stunning Inchcolm Island and the medieval abbey, known as the Iona of the east. During your cruise,...
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Award winning Blackness Castle, Three Bridges Cruise with Cream Tea

2. Award winning Blackness Castle, Three Bridges Cruise with Cream Tea

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • Blackness Castle, Three Bridges and Cream Tea Cruise - take in views of Blackness Castle, the ship that never sails and featured in Outlander. There are also views of Limekilns village, mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped. It was from Limekilns that David Balfour and Alan Breck were carried across the Forth in a rowing boat. You will...
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Bridges Sailing Taster

3. Bridges Sailing Taster

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • If you cannot find suitable availability for our scheduled trips, please contact us directly to discuss a private charter.

    Customers will experience a 3 hour sailing trip on the only catamaran on the East Coast of Scotland. They will sail underneath the historic Forth Rail Bridge which is an awe-inspiring experience, and they will get to...
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Half Day Sailing Trip

4. Half Day Sailing Trip

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • If you cannot find suitable availability for our scheduled trips, please contact us directly to discuss a private charter.

    This is your chance to try your hand at sailing the only catamaran on the East Coast of Scotland. You will take in the splendid sights of the Firth of Forth, such as sailing underneath the Rail Bridge, and probably...
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Full Day Sailing Trip

5. Full Day Sailing Trip

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • If you cannot find suitable availability for our scheduled trips, please contact us directly to discuss a private charter.

    This is an amazing full day trip for anyone interested in getting out on the water and sailing. You can be a beginner who wants to learn how to sail, or an experienced skipper. The sail will take us under the famous...
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1.5 hour Firth of Forth Sightseeing cruise

6. 1.5 hour Firth of Forth Sightseeing cruise

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • This is an award winning sightseeing cruise, which offers passengers an amazing experience on the Forth. Cruise under the Forth Bridges and enjoy breathtaking views of Edinburgh and Fife from our panoramic top deck. Listen to our full commentary on the rich history and wildlife. Look out for seals together with a wide range of seabirds throughout...
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3-day Iona and Mull Islands tour from Edinburgh

7. 3-day Iona and Mull Islands tour from Edinburgh

clock Duration: 3 days
  • Experience a 3-day Small Group tour from Edinburgh to the Isles of Mull and Iona. Discover the wilderness and scenery as you spend two nights in Tobermory. Visit Iona Abbey and walk around the tiny island. At Oban, try a dram at Oban Distillery or walk up to McCaig's Tower. Learn about the brutal history of Glen Coe. All ferry trips and...
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Orkney, Ullapool & The Northern Highlands - 5 Day Tour

8. Orkney, Ullapool & The Northern Highlands - 5 Day Tour

clock Duration: 5 days
  • Your 5 day tour of Orkney takes in the best Scotland has to offer. Visit the Orkney Islands, spend overnight at Ullapool, part of the North Coast 500, and enjoy castles, lochs and highland wildlife on your 5 day...
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FAQs about Edinburgh Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

How much is a boat/cruise tour in Edinburgh?

The price of Edinburgh boat tours varies on the kind of service you choose. Edinburgh boat tours offer great services which include afternoon tea cruise, evening cruise, three-course dinner cruise, pizza cruise, sunset boat cruise, and many more. Prices start from €19.17 and go up to €1541.69.

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What are the best cruise/boat tour in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh boat tours are spectacular tours that take you through the waterways of Edinburgh city, which is famous for its rivers for the purposes of trade. They allow you to have stunning views of the city’s skylines, let you see the Edinburgh shoreline attractions and have great lunch and dinner options on the decks of boats.

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