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Sula II is going on an adventure and you can be part of it.
Day after day for the past 42 years Sula II has sailed back and forward from North Berwick Harbour to the Bass Rock taking visitors out to see the largest single rock colony of Atlantic Gannets in the world with never a complaint. Now it is time for Sula to spread her wings and have some fun.
On Sunday 7th September as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Forth Road Bridge there will be a sail past of over 100 vessels of all types and classes. Sula II will be there.
Sula II was built in 1965 and is only one year younger than the bridge and so we thought it appropriate the she should be part of the celebrations. 
Next year Sula will go on the ‘Historic Ships Register’ as one of the few remaining vessels of her type still in operation in the UK.
Why not join us on board, take part in the flotilla sail past and as we pass under, toast the famous birthday bridge with a glass of bubbles.
Timing will be about 1200 until 1600 hrs and we will be boarding at the Hawes Pier at South Queensferry.
Places are very limited on board for this unique one off historic event.
Tickets to include a glass of bubbles are £20 per person. No reduction for children and, sorry, but no dogs on this trip.
To book and for more information phone Forth Boat Tours on: 01620 880770

Sula II Trips

Boat Trips from North Berwick around Bass Rock and Craigleith on the Sula II

Welcome to Sula II, the traditional sea-going launch that provides boat trips from North Berwick harbour to the world famous Bass Rock and Craigleith (“The Craig”).

It's a wonderful experience for you and all the family.  You can get a family ticket and under three year-olds go free.  You can even bring the dog.

See and experience at close-quarters the scale and wild nature of the Bass Rock and the amazing Gannets that inhabit it during the summer months.  The voyage gives you a real taste of the sea in all its moods.

Sula II is owned and operated by Forth Boat Tours. We are a small, local, family-run company and we look forward to welcoming you on board.

Choose to visit Bass Rock on Sula II

  • We tour at a pace that allows you time to enjoy the ride.
  • We provide an informed commentary during the boat trip.
  • There is no lower age limit for children (Infants go free) - all the family (and the dog!) is welcome.
  • We meet all health and safety requirements.
  • A unique experience awaits you, no matter how many times you make the trip.
  • (The Sula II is an open boat - so please dress for the weather.)


To Bass Rock and Craigleith:

Regular Trips

  • Adults £14
  • Children aged 3-15 £8
  • Family Ticket £38 (2 adults and 2 children) - new for 2014

Booking is advisable. To reserve your seat you can book on-line in a couple of minutes using your credit/ debit card or Paypal Click to go to online bookings.

Or please ring us on 01620 880 770 with your credit/debit card details.

Private Hire

Sula II can also be hired exclusively. To discuss a private booking, please call 01620 880 770.

History of the Sula at North Berwick

Fred Marr established Sula Boat Trips in 1970, when he began running boat trips from North Berwick in Sula I. The present boat, Sula II has been running since 1972.  Built from Honduras mahogany and licensed to carry 67 passengers, Sula II is unique among the boats sailing from North Berwick.

The name "Sula" comes from the Latin Sula bassanus, a species of gannet of which many thousands inhabit the Bass Rock. 

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Directions to North Berwick and Harbour

To North Berwick is situated on the south coast of the Firth of Forth on the A198, which is accessible from the A1 at Longniddry from the West and from A1/A199 at Dunbar.
Free Parking in North Berwick is available on-street in Melbourne Road at the East Beach or in municipal car parks at Melbourne Place/Victoria Road and slightly further away at the St Andrew Street car park.
There is no parking at the harbour itself.
Recommended parking destination for your GPS:-

Glebe Car Park
St Andrew Street
North Berwick EH39 4PL

More on parking in North Berwick: Parking Page

The Sula II is moored in North Berwick Harbour at the North end of Victoria Road.  
Occasionally sailings board at the Old Pier which is on the Seaward side of the harbour wall.

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