Boat Trips

East Lothian offers a fantastic range of boat trips to the Bass Rock, Craigleith and Isle of May, for all ages with the opportunity to see the variety of amazing wildlife through the seasons!


Braveheart Boat Trips

Small and friendly boat trips around the islands of the Firth of Forth including the Bass Rock, Fidra, Craigleith or the Lamb. Trips are available all year round sailing from North Berwick Harbour. The boat is also available to hire by the hour for parties of up to 11 people.


Forth Wild

Offers unique private tours and bespoke charters operating along the East Lothian coast.  Their Thalassa high speed boat can carry up to 10 passengers making it an intimate offshore experience for enjoying the spectacular scenery and wildlife.  Their skipper is accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide who will be sure to make it a memorable day.  Dawn trips to the Bass Rock can be arranged, ideal for specialist's photographers, film crew, artists and wildlife enthusiasts.   


Scottish Seabird Centre

The Scottish Seabird Centre offers a fantastic range of Firth of Forth boat trips from Easter through to Autumn. Passengers can hop on board a 55 seat catamaran for a 45 minute crossing between North Berwick and Anstruther or enjoy a leisurely cruise to Craigleith and the world-famous Bass Rock to see all the wonderful wildlife in its natural habitat. The Three Islands Seabird Safari offers a trip around The Lamb, Craigleith, the Bass Rock and back along the coastline and hear about the South Carr shipwreck sites. There’s an opportunity to tour the Isle of May with their landing trip that lasts approx 4 hours with at least 2 hours on the island and the exclusive Bass Rock landing trips are an unforgettable experience for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts.


Sula II Boat Trips

Sula II is run by Forth Boat Tours and provides trips for up to 65 passengers on board the traditional sea-going historic ship, built from Honduras mahogany, from North Berwick Harbour to the world-famous Bass Rock – home to the largest colony of gannets. Experience the wild nature of the Bass Rock at close quarters and all its wildlife.  The tour also includes Craigleith and live commentary throughout - a wonderful trip for all the family and you can even bring the dog!  A fantastic experience for all, including enthusiastic photographers and ornithologists.  We look forward to welcoming you on-board.