Just west of Edinburgh in the village of Ratho, near to The Bridge Inn. Canal Side, 27 Baird Road, Ratho, Newbridge. EH28 8RA
Take Baird Road alongside the Bridge Inn car park, follow our signs and go down the slope to our parking area beside the boats. Please do not park in the Bridge Inn car park unless instructed.
We leave Ratho in the morning between 10.30am and 12 noon and return at approximately 2.30pm. Departures to suit you. In the afternoons we leave at 3.00pm, returning between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.
A short one way, one and a half hour cruise is available from Ratho to Almondell Aquaduct between 10.30am and 11.30am. Please note: you must arrange transport pickup at the Almondell Aquaduct.
A trip is then available at 1.00pm from Almondell Aquaduct back to Ratho. Please note: you must arrange transport pickup at Ratho.
At weekends we can offer flexible departures and return times. You choose how long you want to cruise. Minimum cruise time is one and a half hours.
Note Virtual Cruises:- A separate website managed by a Ratho Volunteer takes Viewers on virtual cruises, using contemporary and historic photos with descriptive text. To visit that website and view a cruise Click Here
Late November until first week of December (Weather Permitting). During the cruise Santa makes an appearance with his sack of gifts.
We have three boats at Ratho: St John Edinburgh, St John Crusader II, and Mackay Seagull. All are fully accessible with lifts to accommodate those with mobility problems or in wheelchairs. Each has a wheelchair friendly toilet and a galley. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
Click here for more about our fleet.
Telephone: Please call Booking Secretary on 07511 055081
Short notice cancellations or for further instuctions: 0131 333 0322
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