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 are now live.

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

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.

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