Saltdog Marine

  • Attractions
  • Broughty Ferry

Set sail on an adventure with Fort SaltDog Marine, Dundee’s premier boat tour operator. Offering an unforgettable journey across the River Tay, SaltDog Marine connects the vibrant communities of Broughty Ferry and Tayport. With its year-round shuttle service, the company invites locals and tourists alike to explore the beauty and attractions lying on both sides of the river. Founded in 2023 by Ian Ashton, SaltDog Marine quickly became a beloved feature of Dundee’s maritime activities, extending its services to include scenic tours and corporate events.

Plan Your Visit

Opening Times

SaltDog Marine operates throughout the year, offering flexible schedules for its various tours. The cross-Tay shuttle between Broughty Ferry and Tayport runs regularly, providing a swift five-minute transfer. For detailed timings and to plan your journey, visit SaltDog Marine’s website.


Information on booking and ticket prices can be found online. Pre-booking your trip is recommended to secure your spot on this popular voyage.

Getting There

The shuttle departs from designated slipways in both Broughty Ferry and Tayport. Signage and instructions at the departure points make finding your way easy and straightforward.

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Discover Tayport

Utilise the SaltDog shuttle service to uncover Tayport’s hidden gems. With three hours to explore, visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of Morton Loch and Tentsmuir Nature Reserves, or engage with local culture at the Larick Centre. Don’t miss the chance to sample the delightful offerings of the Harbour Cafe among other local businesses.

Explore Broughty Ferry

On the other side of the Tay, Broughty Ferry awaits with its charming seaside character. The area boasts a variety of attractions, including the historic Broughty Castle and a vibrant local dining scene.

What Makes It Special

SaltDog Marine’s cross-Tay shuttle is more than just a means of transportation; it’s a novel way to experience the scenic beauty of Dundee from a unique vantage point. The initiative has been embraced by the community, celebrated for enhancing accessibility between Broughty Ferry and Tayport. Ian Ashton, the visionary behind SaltDog Marine, emphasizes the experience is about “the destination, not the journey,” inviting passengers to immerse themselves in the local culture and natural beauty of the Tay.

Escape on the Tay

With its successful trial and warm reception, Fort SaltDog Marine’s shuttle service is a testament to the community’s desire for innovative and enjoyable travel options. Whether you’re a Dundee local or a visitor looking to explore, the shuttle offers a quick, scenic, and romantic escape to the other side of the Tay. Join us in celebrating this fantastic addition to Dundee’s tourist scene, where every trip is an opportunity for discovery.

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  • Family Friendly
  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Outdoors
  • Tours

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