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Aberfeldy: 4-Hour Water Rafting on Scotland's River Tay

1. Aberfeldy: 4-Hour Water Rafting on Scotland's River Tay

Feel the excitement of this adrenaline-fuelled white water rafting tour in the heart of one of the most picturesque countries in the world. This River Tay white water rafting tour is the most popular tour in Scotland, and is set on the largest river in the UK (by volume). Flowing through Aberfeldy, to Grandtully where the tour ends. The river continues on its way to Perth and then Dundee. Suitable for everyone aged eight and upwards, each raft is fully and safely led by a trained trip leader, and safety is covered in a comprehensive brief prior to the tour. During the tour, you'll learn and practice safety drills well before the most intense spots, ensuring a fun, safe experience for everyone. From the end of the tour, near Dundee, you will be transported back to Aberfeldy by coach to see the photography included in the ticket price.

Pitlochry, Scotland: Summer White Water Rafting Tour

2. Pitlochry, Scotland: Summer White Water Rafting Tour

The River Tummel Rafting tour is seasonal and operates only 17 weekends each year. Tours begin in early June and run until the last weekend in September. On this 3-hour White Water Rafting tour the rafts that are used that have a capacity of 6 participants. If the water is really high the capacity increases to 7. The meeting point is the loch-side picnic area of a scenic glen near Pitlochry, Scotland. There are large tents set up for you so you can change into your rafting clothes. You’ll also receive the equipment you need for the river adventure. After getting geared up you’ll take a 5-mile bus ride to the starting point of the rafting trip. Private cars are not allowed as this is a restricted dam area. Next is a comprehensive safety briefing by your guide, who will also answer any questions you may have. Once you’re in the water, the trip begins and the instruction continues. You’ll be rafting on a tight and narrow technical grade 3 and 4 river. The scenery along the way is stunning and the rapids increase in difficulty as the trip progresses. On the final section of the river you’ll tackle a series of rapids cumulating in a 2-tier, 18-foot grade 4 rapid that will leave you screaming for more! The activity ends with a gentle paddle across the Loch, which takes you back to the meeting camp.

Scotland's Splash White Water Rafting On Two Rivers Tour

3. Scotland's Splash White Water Rafting On Two Rivers Tour

Experience rafting two amazing rivers on the same day: the River Tay at Aberfeldy and the River Tummel at Pitlochry! First, ride the River Tay in an adrenaline-fueled white water rafting tour at the heart of Scotland. Flowing through Aberfeldy, Dunkeld and Perth, the tour ends on the coast in Dundee. Then, paddle on to the second lef of your adventure, the River Tummel, and get ready for your drop! At the end of the tour, your raft drops down an 18-food (6 meter) waterfall into Loch Faskally! Each raft is led by a trained trip leader. Safety is ensured and covered in a comprehensive brief prior to the tour. During the tour, you'll learn and practice safety drills well before the most intense spots, ensuring not just a fun but also safe experience for everyone.

Join Splash White Water Rafting Canyoning Tour

4. Join Splash White Water Rafting Canyoning Tour

Canyoning is one of the world's fastest-growing adventure sport, involving descents into canyons in stunning mountain regions. Experience this exciting activity in the Perthshire, in the heart of the Scottish countryside. In Scotland, virtually all the canyons have stream or rivers running through them so this is a very wet activity. Keltyburn Canyon near our base in Aberfeldy, Scotland is a great introduction to the adventure sport of canyoning. We do not use ropes in this canyon but their are lots of swims, slides and jumps to be tackled as we start our descent. You will have two experienced canyon guides with you at all times during your half-day tour and they will ensure that your trip is both safe and enjoyable. The canyons in Scotland can be cold even with all the wetsuit gear we give you, so be ready to experience a bit of Scotland's raw nature! Once we get on our way though, you'll soon warm up from the active fun that you'll be having. All jumps in this canyon are optional and there are ways around them if you'd rather not do them. This canyon also has escape routes both left and right of the canyon all the way down, so it really is a very safe canyon to start learning about this buzzing new adventure sport.

From Aberfeldy: Full-Day White Water Rafting & River Bugging

5. From Aberfeldy: Full-Day White Water Rafting & River Bugging

On this full-day tour you will enjoy an adventure of both white water rafting and the new sport of river bugging. You start of the day at 09:30 with a white water rafting trip. This trip takes place on the River Tay, with the exception of the weekends between June and September when it takes place on the River Tummel. Both the River Tay and River Tummel rafting trips are great tours with both fun and adrenaline assured. The River Tay is a grade 2/3 river and the River Tummel is a grade 3/4 river. The half-day River Tay rafting trip is about 6 miles in distance, and starts from the old market town of Aberfeldy. Here the river winds lazily along the Tay Valley, through rolling hills and stunning scenery. This is an area with a diverse wildlife, which is best seen from the river. The paddle crew has ample opportunity to practice their newly learnt rafting skills with a variety of fun and challenging games before the river drops away and creates challenging rapids that flow down to Grandtully. In the afternoon you will try river bugging, the latest white water sport to hit the UK shores from New Zealand. Here you will sit in a 1-person raft similar to a giant inflatable armchair! River bugs are a great way to play on the river if you want that little bit more excitement, and are ideal for summer river levels as you don't have to wait for the rain to gain the thrills of the outdoors! After receiving expert instruction from the experienced river bug guides, you will get out on the river (complete with your webbed gloves) and negotiate your own path down the white water rapids with the help of the instructors.

Perthshire: Splash White Water Rafting & Canyoning Adventure

6. Perthshire: Splash White Water Rafting & Canyoning Adventure

Feel the excitement of experiencing the white water rapids of the River Tay on this full-day adventure. Your afternoon will be filled with the thrills of a canyoning adventure in picturesque Keltyburn Canyon This River Tay white water adventure is the most popular rafting tour in Scotland. The river flows through Aberfeldy and on to Grandtully, where the tour ends. The day’s activities are suitable for participants aged 10 and older. There’s a trained trip leader in charge of each raft, and safety practices are covered during a comprehensive briefing before you head out on the tour. You’ll also learn and practice safety drills on the river well before the most intense spots, ensuring a fun and safe experience for everyone. When your rafting adventure ends near Grandtully you’ll be transported back to Aberfeldy by coach and receive photos of your rafting trip. After a short break to grab a bite to eat you’ll head to Keltyburn Canyon. This is the site for an adrenaline-filled afternoon of sliding, climbing, and jumping down the canyon. The canyoning outing consistently gets great reviews and is becoming an increasingly popular activity.

Perthshire: Tay White Water Rafting

7. Perthshire: Tay White Water Rafting

If you’ve never experienced White Water Rafting before, then this is the trip for you! On this white water rafting trip, you will float, paddle & play your way down the 6-mile stretch from Aberfeldy to Grandtully. Experience white water rapids and beautiful Scottish scenery as you enjoy your River Tay White Water Rafting trip. During the summer months, when we are lucky enough to see the sunshine instead of the rain, the river does get rather low. Therefore although it is still a beautiful trip for beginners, others may wish to explore some of our more adventurous activities.

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went with the whole family and had the best time! Our guide dean was spot on, made sure we all had a good laugh and that we were all safe at the same time. Can’t wait to come back but for the bigger rapids! The photos included in the trip just make it that extra bit special too so you have something to take home to remeber the day! Highly recommend

Great adventure experience! Watch out for the guides though! Some are sneaky - you might find yourself out of the boat when the water's calm.

Great fun, great staff. A memorable day. Thank you Negative points Need to get a new bus. Only lasted 3 hours

Great activity with teens. Good for learning the basics of whitewater rafting

fantastic staff, great trip rapids good for beginners