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Encounter amazing wildlife Also experience the new Forth Ferry!

Adventures Forth

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Catamaran Cruise

Cruise around the Bass Rock and the island of Craigleith. On board our custom-built, 55 seat catamaran enjoy an hour-long trip where you will see a variety of wildlife. Look out for gannets, puffins, razorbills, guillemots, cormorants, shags, seals and occasionally dolphins. The facts: – Easter to October, subject to weather and sea conditions. – Suitable for all ages. – Around 1 hour. – Joint Discovery Centre / boat tickets are available at a discounted rate.


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Islands Seabird Seafari

Experience the Bass Rock, Craigleith, the Lamb and the historic coastline on our Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs). Our 12 seat RIBs are fast and, as well as the islands, take in the mighty Tantallon Castle, the secret wartime base at Gin Head, Canty Bay and historic shipwreck sites. This is a longer trip than the Cruise. The facts: – Easter to October, subject to weather and sea conditions. – Boats are fast; waterproofs provided. – 12 passengers. – Minimum age 7. – RIBs are not suitable for anyone with back ailments or who is pregnant. – Around 1 hour 15 mins.


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of May landing trips

Two top wildlife destinations in one! Land on the Isle of May National Nature Reserve and cruise past the Bass Rock. Guided tour or free to explore. We also offer special photography trips. This is the biggest puffin colony on the east coast of Britain (April to July) plus guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, fulmars, shags, eiders, terns and seals. The facts: – April to October, subject to weather and sea conditions. – Boats are fast; waterproofs provided. – 12 passengers. – Minimum age 7. Age 16 for photographic trips. – RIBs are not suitable for anyone with back ailments or who is pregnant. – Around 4 hours, with 2 hours 30 mins ashore.


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Ferry

Enjoy great days out at the seaside in North Berwick and Anstruther! Pre-book and hop on this 45-minute excursion on board our 55 seat catamaran. Explore East Lothian or Fife following the crossing. Check out www.seabird.org for recommendations on where to go. The facts: – April to October, subject to weather and sea conditions. – Suitable for all ages. – Waterproofs and warm clothes are essential. – Early morning and late afternoon departures. – Single and return tickets available.


What you need to know See stunning Firth of Forth wildlife on board one of our boat trips – there’s different wildlife to see throughout the year and at different stages of the breeding season. We follow the wildlife watching code and our expert guides provide a fantastic experience, with minimal disturbance to the wildlife. We also offer exclusive Bass Rock landing trips – visit www.seabird.org for more info. All prices are on our website or available in the Boat Trip Booking Office. There is a 10% discount for members of the Scottish Seabird Centre: members can also enjoy free entry to the Discovery Centre, discounts in the Gift Shop and Seabird Café, as well as other treats. Our boat trips are very popular and advance booking is strongly recommended at www.seabird.org. Full payment is taken at the time of booking – bring your confirmation on the day. Please note: we cannot guarantee sightings of particular wildlife. Please refer to the T&Cs for your trip – when you book, you will be asked to confirm that you have read these. For safety reasons, some of our boat trips have age and fitness level restrictions, so please check that you will be able to travel. Safety is our priority and all boat trips are subject to weather, sea conditions and demand (minimum passenger numbers apply). Weather and sea conditions can change quickly and occasional cancellations at short-notice may be necessary. Trips are not guaranteed but full refunds or alternative dates and times are offered in the event of cancellation for the reasons above. For all the info, visit www.seabird.org.


Zoom in on amazing wildlife Control the interactive live cameras in the 5 star Discovery Centre to see wildlife in its natural habitat. Don’t miss the gannets on the Bass Rock, the world’s largest colony of Northern gannets and BBC Countryfile Magazine’s Nature Reserve of the Year, and the puffins on the Isle of May National Nature Reserve. There’s also a Wildlife Theatre, 3D TV, fish tanks, Scope Deck, Kids’ Corner and Kids’ Zone, plus seasonal events. Joint Discovery Centre and Seabird Catamaran Cruise tickets are available at discounted rates. There’s a Gift Shop and Seabird Café which has East Lothian’s only seaside sun deck with stunning views out to the North Berwick beaches and the Bass Rock.


Easy to get to The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS 01620 890202 info@seabird.org

All boat trip prices are available at www.seabird.org or in the Centre. There is a 10% discount for members of the Scottish Seabird Centre. Advance bookings should be made wherever possible.

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Train: Regular 35 minute service direct from Edinburgh Waverley www.scotrail.co.uk 08457 550033. Bus: Various services. Check www.travelinescotland.com. Bike: Racks available. Forms part of the John Muir Way. Car: Signposted from the A1, north and south. Follow signs for North Berwick. Parking available.

The Scottish Seabird Centre is a charity dedicated to inspiring people to care for wildlife and the natural environment.

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Scottish Seabird Centre boat trips leaflet 2016  
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