Private Boats Limited
Private and commercial boat charter based on the Tay Estuary. Design your own Tay experience. Our Boats are Trailer based so can be taken anywhere in Scotland. Watch out for regular updates on Facebook for seasonal trips.
All our Trips are dependant on the weather and can be cancelled at short notice. Appropriate clothing for the weather and vessel must be worn. We would not normally cancel due to rain. Trips not suitable for people who have back injuries or pregnant women. Your safety is paramount and for that reason the skippers directions must be followed at all times. Failure to do this will result in being asked to leave boat(we'll find a bit of land first)
Once a fishing village and ferry port Broughty Ferry lies four miles to the east of Dundee City Centre situated on the north bank of the Firth of Tay. It became the "Richest square mile in Europe" where the wealthy Dundee jute barons built their mansions. The town is centred round the 15th century Broughty Castle built to guard the entry to the Tay and now home of a whaling and military museum. It was incorporated into the city of Dundee in 1913.
Ferries operated from here from the earliest times although the present structure was built by the railway in 1854 to provide the very first roll-on roll-off ferries. This created a rail link between Dundee, Edinburgh and further south. A spur line ran from the Dundee to Arbroath Railway, where New Road is now, down to the Harbour where 14-16 trucks would be run down a ramp on to the ferry.
30 minute Trips to experience the open water with a tour at the skippers discretion taking in local sights and wildlife. These are advertised via our Facebook near to the day to get the best weather.
2 Hour Trips trips delving a bit deeper into the local history and wildlife. Arranged in advance with mixed groups or book the whole boat for your party.
90 minute trip focussed on Dolphin sighting. Only available when Dolphins in residence. These beautiful creatures will take your breath away. Advertised on Facebook when available or call to charter whole boat!