Tay River Trips are run by Taymara, a not for profit charity serving the local community. Boats leave from Broughty Ferry Harbour just across from the castle.

Days and times depend on the tides. Check the timetables below, then telephone 01382 542516 – try to have alternative days or times ready. You will need to give a contact number (preferably a mobile) in the event that a trip has to be cancelled due to adverse weather etc.

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.

Trips last approximately 1 hr. Payment is taken at the start of the trip.



Children (under 6)




Children (6-12)



Perth Trips

Taymara is pleased to announce a programme of river trips ranging from Fergusson Galleries at Perth to Elcho Castle, which is approximately 6 kilometres downstream. This is arguably the most attractive stretch of the tidal river, packed with features of historical interest, wildlife and scenic views. These excursions are promoted by Perth and Kinross Council.



Passengers are advised that all Perth river trips, in particular Broughty Ferry to Perth and those taking place on a Wednesday evening from Willowgate to Elcho, may be subject to cancellation at short notice due to the arrival of shipping at Perth Harbour. In such an event the Harbourmaster at Perth may take the decision to exclude M.L. Missel Thrush from her berth there. The lack of a local deep water berth means that Taymara is sometimes unable to provide the scheduled service on occasions when large vessel movements are taking place. Under certain circumstances Taymara’s smaller vessels may also be excluded from this reach, thus necessitating withdrawal of the services provided by M.L. Badger and the R.I.B. Catalina when commercial shipping movements are underway.

Taymara has absolutely no control over these exclusions which are determined by Perth Harbour.

Fergusson Pontoon