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Half Day Sailing Cruise under the Forth Bridges, Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Take a morning or afternoon to practice your sailing skills on a 40ft (12m) yacht
  • Cover at least 20 nautical miles sailing under the spectacular Forth Bridge
  • Option to see the Aircraft Carrier construction at Rosyth
  • Spot seals and seabirds and view the coastline of Fife

During our half day sailing cruise starting from the South Queensferry shore, you will not only learn a new skill, but also have time to admire the engineering work of the magnificent Forth Bridges. Get a different perspective of Scotland’s capital and see the coastline of Fife on the other side from either a luxurious Catamaran or sailing yacht. This experience is ideal for couples, individuals, groups of family and friends or corporate groups alike!

Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea during your introduction session from your instructor. Our experts will tell you about the yacht you will spend 3-4 hours on before we hit the water and sail under the famous Forth Rail Bridge. You will also receive a comprehensive safety briefing.

Once we set sail, admire the views and relax on the yacht or give it a try yourself and get hands-on! If you choose to go for a hands-on experience, the skipper will let you take the helm and teach you how it works as we continue sailing across the sea.

Places that we will sail past today are the islands of Inchgarvie, Inchcolm and Inchmickery. Depending on the tide, we might sail to Blackness Castle instead. On our sail back to South Queenferry, we might have time to pass Rosyth and take a look at the Aircraft Carrier construction there.

After 4 hours on the water we will head back to the original starting point of the tour, Port Edgar. From here, you can head back to your destination and talk about the experiences you made with your friends or colleagues.


4 hours

Height Restriction

No minimum height

No maximum height

Wheelchair Friendly


Maximum Weight

No maximum weight

Weather Dependent

Outdoor - Yes

Customer Guarantee

This product is covered by the Experee Guarantee and Cancellation Policy


This experience is not suitable for spectators

Animals Allowed

No Animals Allowed

Toilet facilities


Minimum Age


Important Information

Please wear appropriate clothes for wind and weather
No sailing experience necessary

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About the provider

Edinburgh Boat Charters, Port Edgar Marina

Port Edgar Marina,
Shore Road,
South Queensferry,
EH30 9SQ,
United Kingdom

Edinburgh Boat Charters is administered by passionate locals. Our aim is to provide you with the best sailing experiences in the area around the capital of Scotland. Moreover, safety is one of our main concerns. Whether you are keen to do a sailing trip with family, friends, alone, as a couple or as a corporate event - we’ve got something for everyone! Our unique 40ft (12m) luxury sailing yacht is robust and well equipped and our skipper Colin has more than 30 years of experience on the East Coast. Take part in our sailing experiences and book in to do one of our many trips on the coast!
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