There’s a different way to enjoy the Edinburgh Festival fireworks, thanks to a view with a difference.
You can toast the end of Edinburgh’s festival season in seafaring style and soak up the magnificent fireworks concert on at sunset, as Maid of the Forth has announced its exclusive Festival Fireworks Cruise on 27 August.
This 3.5-hour evening cruise will sail downriver from South Queensferry to view the Virgin Money Fireworks display from the water.
Passengers can enjoy a welcome glass of fizz upon arrival, live jazz music from resident band, Maid of the Forth Stompers and a BBQ rib-eye steak supper, as the sun sets against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh and Fife.
Then, the evening culminates in watching the outstanding fireworks display which will light up the sky and waters below.
Maid of the Forth’s Duncan Macrae said: ‘They are the dazzling finale to Edinburgh’s festival season and the magnificent fireworks Concert display can be seen from all corners of the city. However, for a unique difference nothing beats taking to the Firth of Forth for an uninterrupted view.
‘The fireworks are just stunning to watch from the water and, coupled with our live jazz music, it’s a truly memorable occasion.’
Maid’s fully stocked bar will sell a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to keep the celebrations going whilst vegetarian options are available at the BBQ.
Tickets for the Maid of the Forth Festival Fireworks Cruise on 27 August cost £35 per person and are expected to sell out fast. They can be booked online at www.maidoftheforth.co.uk or by calling 0131 331 5000.
Maid of the Forth is an acclaimed family-run sightseeing cruise on the Firth of Forth. Owned and operated by Colin Aston since 1993, the three captains have more than 75 combined years’ experience.
Maid of the Forth offers sightseeing tours to Inchcolm Island, with landing and non-landing trips available. The trips also take in the Forth Bridges. Trips run annually from Easter to late autumn.