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Sula II Trips


The timetable for 2016 is online. Please click on the "book now" button to see the sailing times. 


Why not give a present with a difference? Buy your friends and loved ones a gift voucher for a Bass Rock Cruise in 2016 on Sula II?

Please ring Ali or Pip in the office on 01620 880 770 to discuss your requirements and buy a voucher. 

Private Hires are also available... please ring us for further information.

Anniversary Year 2015

2015 was an exciting year for the Sula II. She is fifty years old and is now on the ‘Historic Ships Register’ as one of the few remaining craft of her kind still sailing UK waters.

Office hours are Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16:00 hrs 

We look forward to seeing you on board this year.

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 £15
  • Children aged 3-15 £10
  • Family Ticket £40 (2 adults and 2 children)

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.

Passengers should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure

All sailings are subject to minimum numbers.

Robin, the skipper, looks forward to welcoming you on board.

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, now Morus 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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