Wildlife Boat Trips

We offer a fantastic range of boat trips around the islands in the Firth of Forth from Easter to Autumn (April to early October). Look out for different seabirds and marine wildlife throughout the seasons. Our boat trips dates for 2022 start from 01 April and can be booked online through the links below or call us on 01620 890 202 and selection extention 1 (between 10am and 5:30pm).

Isle of May boat trips

Experience the wonders of national nature reserve, the Isle of May, with our landing trips. A guide will be on hand to answer questions and tours are available on request. In spring and early summer the island becomes a teeming seabird city with thousands of seabirds returning to breed, including puffins, guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, kittiwakes and shags. Weather permitting your return trip will also include travelling around the incredible Bass Rock, the world's largest Northern gannet colony. Our RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) are unsuitable for anyone with back and or neck problems or who is pregnant.

Adult: £50 Child (7+ only): £42 Duration: 4 hours, with at least 2.5 hours on the island

Bass Rock Landing Experience

Our exclusive Bass Rock landing trips are an unforgettable experience for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. Accompanied by our expert guide, you will travel to, and land on, the Bass Rock, the world's largest colony of Northern gannets. This exclusive wildlife experience on this wild rocky outcrop is a photographer’s dream.

£135 per person (including landing fee / +16 only)

Gannet Diving Photography Trips

These boat trips are designed for those who want the chance to capture the classic diving gannet shot as they enter the water just off the Bass Rock.

Adult (+16 only): £95 Duration: 2 hours

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.

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
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