Our boats are purpose built Rigid Hulled Inflatables or RHIBs built by Humber world renown for their strength of construction and sea keeping ability. They are very safe, very stable and perfect for your trip. They are fitted with the much demanded bench seats for your comfort and full waterproofs are supplied if needed. Crossing time from Anstruther to environs of Isle of May is typically 20 -25 minutes at a comfortable cruising speed. Our skippers Roy and Alex both have masters certificates and many years’ experience on the Firth of Forth.
Osprey and Osprey III are officially licensed both by the Marine Coastal Authority (MCA) and Fife Council. Osprey is also one of 3 boats licenced by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to land 12 passengers on the Isle of May for a wonderful and exclusive experience. They carry a full complement of safety equipment including lifejackets, waterproofs etc. and are maintained to the highest standards.
Whilst primary focus is on running family friendly wildlife trips, our boats are also available for private charter for a more exclusive experience tailored to your needs. We are also available for a variety of commercial tasks for example safety boat work or photographic and filming work (over recent years we have worked with the BBC, ITV, and various research groups). Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.
We normally sail from the middle pier in Anstruther, the same pier as the lifeboat house is on. Postcode for that pier is KY10 3AB.