A water taxi service between Perth and Broughty Ferry has been extended following “overwhelming demand”.
Perth and Kinross Council has announced more excursions throughout September and October to coincide with the launch of the V&A on Dundee’s Waterfront.
It is hoped visitors to the highly-anticipated attraction will also decide to take a trip up the River Tay to Perth.
The return voyages are designed to give people around two hours to explore the Fair City.
The new season of boat trips on the Tay opened in May, in partnership with David Anderson Marine and the Tay and Earn Trust.
Now in its second year, the project is aimed at promoting the regeneration and use of the waterway from two seasonal pontoons at Fergusson Gallery and the Willowgate Activity Centre, while giving visitors the chance to see the area from a new perspective.
Councillor Angus Forbes, convener of the authority’s environment, enterprise and infrastructure committee, said: “The River Tay is a 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 vital 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.”
David Anderson, owner of David Anderson Marine, added: “The new trips that we are adding to the schedule will allow people to see the V&A from the unique perspective of the river, before heading to the beautiful city of Perth.
“We have had great feedback from people who have already undertaken the trips and hope to offer more trips in the future.”
Simon Clarke, who chairs the Tay and Earn Trust, added: “We are delighted that so many people are visiting Perth via the river. Working in partnership with Perth and Kinross Council, we hope to see more use made of the river over the coming years.”