Wildlife Boat Trips

We offer a fantastic range of boat trips around the islands in the Firth of Forth, including the incredible Bass Rock gannet colony (featured in BBC1's Wild Isles). Trips run from late March to early October. Look out for different seabirds and marine wildlife throughout the spring and summer season. Boat trips for can be booked online through the links below or call us on 01620 890 202. Please note that WATERPROOFS ARE NOT PROVIDED for any of our trips, even on a warm sunny day it can be cold out on the water, please bring your own waterproofs and make sure you have warm clothing for your trip.

Seabird Catamaran Cruise

On board our custom-built, 55 seat catamaran, enjoy an hour-long cruise around the island of Craigleith and the Bass Rock, the world's largest colony of Northern gannets. Please note all children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult on these trips.

Adult: £28 Children (4 to 16): £12 Concession (60+): £27 Age 3 & under: Free Duration: 1 hour 15mins

Isle of May Landing trips

Visit stunning National Nature Reserve the Isle of May. The island is steeped in history and is a haven for wildlife, supporting internationally important colonies of breeding seabirds in the summer and grey seals over winter. Enjoy a cruise around the iconic Bass Rock on your return journey (weather and sea conditions permitting).

Our RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) are unsuitable for anyone with back and or neck problems or who is pregnant. Please note all children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult on these trips. WATERPROOFS ARE NOT PROVIDED please bring your own waterproofs for the trip.

April - September: Adult: £60 Child: £45 (age 7+ only) Duration: 4 hours

Private boat charters

Our RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) and Catamaran are available for your exclusive use. If you have a special occasion, work outing or organised nature tour planned, our boats can make your day even more memorable.

Duration: 1:30

Visit our Discovery Experience and explore the diverse marine life Scotland's seas support, from our incredible deep sea corals and kelp forests to playful marine mammals and giant seabird cities.

Avian Flu
East Lothian Council is working with partner agencies following reports of dead gannets in coastal areas of the county and elsewhere. This website has a Q and A for any questions you may have related to this issue.

Boat Trip Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions for all our boat trips are available to view HERE.

If you have any queries about any of the trips please don't hesitate to get in touch with us on boats@seabird.org

Gannets diving off the Bass Rock
© James Glossop