Boat trips


The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS

Braveheart Boat Trips

Small, friendly local boat trips round about the islands of the Firth of Forth, for a great day out with a difference customised to your requirements! – available all year round just 30 minutes from central Edinburgh from North Berwick Harbour.

The Braveheart boat is available for hire by the hour for parties of up to 11 people. The activities range from sight seeing, bird watching, fishing for cod or mackerel, scuba diving, wildlife photography, or a family trip round the local islands, (The Bass Rock, Fidra, Craigleith or the Lamb), or even across the Firth of Forth to Anstruther for fish and chips!

Braveheart is run by 2 local skippers, characters who are knowledgeable about the local wildlife, geology, history so make the call now to book your trip or email for more information.

Whatever you would like, within reason, it is our mission to exceed your expectations! Braveheart is available by the hour and prices vary according to the type of trip and duration so please contact us to enquire.  You can bring along your own food and drink.

Available for hire by the hour for your exclusive use - a great day out!


The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS

Scottish Seabird Centre

The Scottish Seabird Centre offer a fantastic range of boat trips, from March to October, with something to suit people of all ages. Look out for different wildlife every month from puffins and seals to gannets and dolphins.

These trips are very popular and booking in advance is strongly advised.


The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS

Sula II

Welcome to Sula II, the traditional launch that provides boat trips from North Berwick harbour to the world famous Bass Rock, Craigleith (“The Craig”) and to Fidra.

Fred Marr established Sula Boat Trips in 1970, when he began running boat trips from North Berwick in Sula I.  The present boat, Sula II has been running since 1972.

Built from Honduras mahogany and licensed to carry 67 passengers, Sula II is unique amongst the boats sailing from North Berwick.  The name "Sula" comes from the Latin Sula bassanus, a species of gannet of which many thousands inhabit the Bass Rock.

Sula II will continue to sail under new ownership and is now operated by Forth Boat Tours who look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Why Sula?

  •     we tour at a pace that allows you time to enjoy the ride
  •     we provide an informed commentary during the boat trip
  •     there is no lower age limit for children - all the family (and the dog!) is welcome
  •     we meet all health and safety requirements
  •     Sula offers an entirely different experience to other operators