Last sailing of the season for Forth Ferry

The last sailing of the season for the Forth Ferry takes place on September 8. Pic: Rob McDougall
The last sailing of the season for the Forth Ferry takes place on September 8. Pic: Rob McDougall

Thursday (September 8) will see the final Forth Ferry sailing of the season, with Fifers having one last chance to enjoy a day out in North Berwick.

The Forth Ferry was launched by Seafari Adventures and the Scottish Seabird Centre to support VisitScotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

It offers a unique passenger service between the popular seaside towns and tidal harbours of North Berwick, East Lothian and Anstruther.

Each crossing takes approximately 45 minutes on board the 55-seat Catamaran: bikes and buggies can be pre-booked ensuring that both families and cyclists can make the most of this opportunity.

Colin Aston, managing director of Seafari Adventures, said: “The Forth Ferry has had a really great season, with excellent feedback from passengers. What has been really interesting has been the number of walkers making the most of the Fife Coastal Path and John Muir Way, as well as cyclists. With only one more date scheduled I would recommend that bookings are made soon to avoid disappointment.”

Tom Brock OBE, chief executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: “With the launch of the Forth Ferry blog and itineraries on our website, we have offered more information for Forth Ferry passengers this year. We hope to build on this more for the 2017 season and would welcome top tips and recommendations on what to see and do on both sides of the Forth from tourists and locals alike.

“The aim of the Forth Ferry is to forge closer tourism links between East Lothian and Fife for the benefit locals, visitors and communities. It has been great working in partnership with VisitScotland, Fife Council, East Lothian Council, East Neuk Tourist Association and the Scottish Fisheries Museum to make the service such a success.”

Alistair Bruce, general manager of Keavil House Hotel, said: “As chairman of the Fife Tourism Partnership, I am always impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment I see from various operators in the tourism sector. The Forth Ferry initiative which runs between Anstruther and North Berwick is no exception to this. This is a brand new service and has already attracted a great deal of interest and adds yet another attraction to entice visitors to Fife.”