The first in a summer series of boat trips along the River Tay was officially launched on Friday.
The return journeys between Perth and Broughty have been launched in a collaboration between Perth and Kinross Council and the Tay and Earn Trust.
Bosses say the Tay is “the jewel in Perth’s crown” and the venture is an exciting new way to make the most of one of the city’s greatest assets.
It follows the success of similar trips last year. The schedule has now been extended from May to July, offering passengers a fresh way to view Elcho Castle, Kinnoull Hill and other landmarks from the river.
Shorter voyages, from the Fergusson Pontoon to Kinnoull Hill are also on offer, taking people under the Friarton Bridge and past the Willowgate Activity Centre before returning to Perth.
The council and the trust are working in partnership with David Anderson Marine who will be providing the Broughty Ferry trips and Tay Maritime Action (Taymara).
Perth and Kinross Council’s environment, enterprise and infrastructure convener, councillor Angus Forbes, said the team were delighted to be able to offer the service this summer.
“Qualified crews will provide safe access to the exciting River Tay marine environment, providing a memorable experience for all,” he added.
Perth and Kinross Provost Dennis Melloy said: “The Tay is an important and unique asset for Perth and improving access to it by offering boat trips is a great way to attract visitors to the area.
“It is important that we continue to develop opportunities on the river. Having the pontoons in place is an important stage in continuing the delivery of the infrastructure to support this.
“I hope that visitors and residents of Perth and Kinross will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.”
Simon Clarke, chairman of the Tay and Earn Trust said: “This year’s visitors will not only be able to explore the Activity Centre but also be able to sample the home made cakes at Willowgate Café.
“The Willowgate destination continues to grow and is proud to be working with Perth and Kinross Council in introducing and re-introducing people to the jewel in Perth’s crown that is the River Tay.”
Due to the tidal nature of the river, the trip will run at different times throughout the day.
Tickets start at £9 per adult and can be found at perthcity.co.uk/boating-on-the-tay.