Generations Of Experience.

Forth Wild Ltd is a family business equally owned by cousins Tommy, Douglas and Robbie Dale and is set up to provide exclusive tours and private charters around the islands of the Firth of Forth and the Fife coast.

The Dale family have farmed at Auldhame, looking out to the Bass Rock, since 1834 and for generations our family were in charge of the Seacliff Rocket Apparatus Crew. Day and night keeping a vigilant lookout for ships in peril entering the Firth of Forth. They saved many lives over the years by firing their rocket with rope attached out over the vessels in distress and bringing the crew back to safety in a set of breeches.

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Local Business. Local Experts.

Since the early 1980’s the family have operated commercial lobster creeling boats out of North Berwick and Seacliff harbours, giving our guides an expert insight into the local area. Sea-faring is second nature and through our family's decades of experience with commercial fishing, we truly understand the importance of sustainability.

Passionate & Knowledgeable!

With the recent launch of Forth Wild we are fortunate to have gathered together a wonderful group of experienced people who are passionate about the wildlife, land and seascapes that surround us.

Our head guide, Maggie Sheddan, knows the Isle of May well and takes a lead in all Forthwild tours.

Fixed Routes

Isle of May

Discover the mysterious Isle of May National Nature Reserve, the largest Puffin colony on the east coast of Britain.
Trips departing from both Dunbar and North Berwick.

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The Bass Rock

A former prison and fortress with its impenetrable battlements, a Stevenson built lighthouse, a wartime signal station. Life on this looming lump of basalt has been recorded since the 6th century.

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TV & Media Charter

Forthwild can organise trips for film and television crews and if landings are required on any of the Firth of Forth islands we can advise you on how to get permission.

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