Half Day Edinburgh Sailing Experience

(based on 2 reviews)

Experience the beauty of Edinburgh's coastline and become an expert skipper with this half day sailing experience.

  • Edinburgh (Midlothian)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 75

Half Day Edinburgh Sailing Experience

Experience the beauty of Edinburgh's coastline and become an expert skipper with this half day sailing experience.

Enjoy an amazing half-day trip on board a stunning sailing yacht and explore the beauty of Edinburgh’s coastline.

Upon your arrival at Port Edgar Marina you will meet your RYA Yachtmaster who will give you a full safety briefing, introduction to your catamaran, and a coffee before departing the harbour.

As you set sail, the most noticeable and immediate sight you will encounter is the immense Victorian Forth Rail Bridge which dominates the skyline, alongside the Forth Road Bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing.

Depending upon the tides, this half-day experience will either sail down the Forth to Inchcolm Island or up river to the forbidding fortress of Blackness Castle.

You are welcome to relax and simply enjoy the trip or, if you fancy a more ‘hands-on’ experience the skipper will let you take the helm yourself. Remember to keep an eye out for the various wildlife that calls this stretch of water home - seals, porpoises and various seabirds to name just a few!

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The half day Edinburgh sailing trip is available from March to early October on selected Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, subject to availability.


Minimum Age: 18

You do not need any previous sailing experience to enjoy the Edinburgh sailing full day excursion.


Experience Duration: 03:30

Time Spent at Venue: 04:00

Your overall experience should last for 4 hours with 3 hours and 30 minutes being on the boat.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Half Day Edinburgh Sailing Experience is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 10

Spectators Allowed on Site: No

You will be joined with up to 9 other guests.

This sailing experience is not suitable for spectators.
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What to wear

All necessary Sailing equipment will be provided for you for the trip, including waterproof clothing to keep you dry and protected! You should dress appropriately for the weather on the day of your Edinburgh sailing trip (layers in winter is a good idea).


The weather can affect these Edinburgh sailing trips. If severe or dangerous conditions on the day of your sailing experience mean that it has to be cancelled, you will be able to reschedule for an alternative date.

Average rating: 5 stars out of 5


My husband and I had a fantastic time on this sailing experience. The skippers Colin and Ellie were really relaxed and friendly, making us feel welcome straight away. We were free to walk around and enjoyed laying on the netting at the front of the boat. Regular teas, coffees and biscuits were offered around as well as the opportunity to help sail the boat. A lovely afternoon.

- Leeds
Verified Experience Days Participant
Sailing Trip in Scotland!

This experience was an incredible thrill - upon a beautiful luxury boat sailing under some of the most well-known bridges in the world, we even saw some seals! Colin and Ellie were great skippers letting our group chill out on deck, kept us topped up on tea and enjoy the lovely sunshine! Great day filled with laughs and great company!

- Manchester
Verified Experience Days Participant
£ 75