South Queensferry cruise ship port dock to St.Andrews travel by taxi tour 2024/2025

Spend a day exploring the Scottish land of legendary castles and golf courses right from your cruise tender arrival at South Queensferry!

We offer you a bespoke day tour or single transfers from South Queensferry cruise ship seaport.
Hire a licensed taxi vehicle and driver guide for the day or just single transfers to get you around.

Starfish Taxis and tours is based out of St Andrews offering you the best local knowledge and very bespoke service.
We will welcome you to St Andrews with a FREE highlight tour of the historic town and the 18th hole of the Old course.
Please get in touch, our expertise will help you compose the perfect day.
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We will customize an itinerary that is flexible and makes the most of your time in Scotland.

Cruise port Hawes pier South Queensferry/ Edinburgh
Scotland tours from cruise port at South Queensferry
Scotland tours from cruise port

Example tour:
We pick you up at South Queensferry cruise ship sea port to travel to St.Andrews.
After disembarking the ship by tender vessel a 10 minute journey under the spans of the Forth Rail bridge.

On arrival at the Hawes Pier, visitors will find a warm welcome by your advance booked guide at Starfish Taxis, your driver will welcome you at the pier with a name sign.

Heading north over the River Forth to the Kingdom of Fife where you can view the Forth Rail Bridge, the second longest cantilever bridge in the world.
We’ll swing around the coastal villages of East Neuk (‘neuk’ is the old Scots word for ‘corner’) calling at:

  • Lower Largo,
    Birthplace of Alexander Selkirk also known as Alexander Selcraig, was a Scottish sailor who spent four years as a castaway after being marooned on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific Ocean. His story aroused great interest at home, and Daniel Defoe’s fictional character Robinson Crusoe was based in part on him.
  • Pittenweem:
    A small and secluded and picturesque fishing village famous for its yearly arts festival
  • Anstruther:
    Was originally founded as a fishing village and is home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Its main industry is now tourism. You can enjoy the finest local fish and chips here

Because these villages are so unspoiled, and have been almost bypassed by the 20th century, it will almost feel like you have taken a trip back in time.

When we arrive in St. Andrews we take the time to drive around St.Andrews and show you the main points of interest, you will receive a map of the town and have time to stroll around at your own leisure to explore the this beautiful medieval town
For the Golf enthusiasts we offer a group picture taken on the Swilcan Bridge which spans over the burn of the 18th hole of the Old Course.

On our way back south we can depending on the time available visit Falkland Palace (Once home of Mary Queen of Scots and the royal hunting lodge of the Stewart Dynasty, lovingly restored in the 1890’s by the Marquis of Bute) and its setting in the lovely town of Falkland.

Whether your main interest is in history, golf, the university, or simply shopping, St Andrews has so much to offer the visitor. You can visit the ruined cathedral and castle, and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the town, which is home to Scotland’s oldest university. If you are a golfer, you will want to see the world-famous Old Course, where the British Open Championship is held every five years, as well as the ‘Royal & Ancient’ clubhouse and the British Golf Museum.

We bring you back well in time to set sail on the next tide to proceed your dream cruise.

Please get in touch and we will do what we can to give you an unforgettable day tour in Scotland.

Cruise ship tender tours around Scotland, specialising in tours to St Andrews
Cruise ship tender tours around Scotland, specialising in tours to St Andrews

South Queensferry cruise ship port dock to St.Andrews

We’ve welcomed tourists from The Minerva, Marco Polo, Nautica, Royal Princess, mv Voyager,
Star Legend, Boudicca, mv Minerva, ms Eurodam, Wind Surf, Britannia, Albatros,
Ocean Princess, Artania, Saga Pearl II
Oceania Cruises and Emerald Princess will anchor at North Sea
(coordinates 56.00649 N / 3.37709 W) 

Where do cruise ships dock in Edinburgh (or tender) @ googlemaps : 
Newhaven Harbour tender pier    
South Queensferry tender pier    
Port of Leith    
Port of Rosyth