From May until October 2018 discover the River Tay in Perth with a range of fantastic boat trips.

Boating on the Tay

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Fergusson Pontoon

Tay Street
Perth and Kinross
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From May until October 2018 discover the River Tay in Perth with a range of fantastic boat trips.

Take a trip from Broughty Ferry to Perth or discover Elcho Castle on a trip from Perth City Centre.

Due to the tidal nature of the river, the trips will run at different times of day meaning you get the choice to explore this beautiful river first thing in the morning, during the day or into the early evening.

Why not combine your trip on the Tay with a spot of shopping in Perth and breakfast/lunch/dinner from one of our great cafes and restaurants or try something new at the fab Willowgate Activity Centre.

Fergusson Pontoon - Willowgate Activity Centre Return

Travel from Fergusson Pontoon in Perth City Centre to Willowgate Activity Centre  (read our review here). This trip allows you time to visit the Willowgate Café (Approx 2.5hrs) or take part in an activity at the Willowgate Activity Centre (Pre booking highly recommended). Or you can just relax, watch the wildlife and have a walk along the river while you wait for your return trip.

Fergusson Pontoon - Kinnoull Hill - Fergusson Pontoon

Discover the River with this trip from Fergusson Pontoon to Kinnoull Hill. The boat will pass under the Friarton Bridge and take you past the Willowgate Activity Centre and on towards the point in the river where you have a fantastic view of Kinnoull Hill. Here the boat will turn around and transport you back to the Fergusson Pontoon.

Willowgate Activity Centre - Fergusson Pontoon Return

Travel from Willowgate Activity Centre to Fergusson Pontoon, Perth City Centre. Visit the fantastic activity centre or the lovely café with views of the river then take a boat trip to the city centre. The trip allows you approx. 2 hours to explore the city centre before returning to Willowgate. Free parking is available at Willowgate.

Broughty Ferry to Perth Return Trip

Starting at Broughty Ferry Harbour this trip will take you up the River Tay where you will pass under the Tay Road and Rail Bridges, past the V&A and up the river where you can enjoy a trip to the Fair City of Perth. The trip allows you approximately 2 hours in Perth City Centre where you can try some of the award-winning eateries, enjoy our award-winning bars, see the sights or just enjoy a walk in the Fair City. The boat will then take you back along the same route to Broughty Ferry. Parking is available close to Broughty Ferry Harbour.

Note - Dates and times of the journeys are dependent on the levels of the river which are tidal and change on a daily basis. On the day of your trip, please make sure you arrive in plenty of time as the boats keep to a tight schedule. Check the weather and dress appropriately, i.e. warm clothing (conditions on the water can be wet and windy).

Life jackets are provided.

Times may be subject to change - please check the website for the most up-to-date information.