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 over the summer finding a parking space in North Berwick can be difficult. If you are arriving by car please allow plenty of time to find a parking space to ensure you can be harbourside 20 minutes before your trip is scheduled to depart. For advice on places to park in North Berwick if our car park is full visit our 'Plan Your Visit' page. Thank you.

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): £105 Duration: 2 hours

Isle of May Round Island Trip

Departing from North Berwick Harbour, this exhilarating wildlife boat trip will take you around the Isle of May, Craigleith and out to the iconic Bass Rock. Please make sure you wear, warm water proof clothes, even on sunny days, it can be cold out on the water. Please note our RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) are unsuitable for anyone with back and or neck problems or who is pregnant. Please bring your own waterproofs. All children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult on these trips. Not children under 7.

Adult: £45 Children (7 to 16): £40 Duration: Around 2 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