White water rafting is one of the most invigorating experiences on offer in the great outdoors, and Scotland is happily supplied with some perfect stretches of water. The Tay in particular is a great place to tackle challenging courses and test your mettle against the elements.
Today’s Big Deal from Into The Blue puts you in the water with a rugged craft and a handy crew to get the adrenaline flowing over some of the country’s most exciting stretches of river. You’ll get wet and you’ll love every minute of it. The glorious Perthshire scenery is a welcome bonus.
Riding the current
The Big Deal offers a choice of white water rafting options, to suit your available time and thirst for thrills.
Option one is for one person to have a half day white water rafting session on the Tay.
Option two is for one person to have a full day white water adventure on the Tay with the choice of two activities selected from rafting, river bugging or canyon scrambling.
You will receive a full safety briefing and all the training you’ll need for your experience.
All equipment is provided including wet suits, buoyancy aid, helmet, Neoprene boots and splash jacket.
Rafts can hold up to 10 participants.
The Silv’ry Tay
The half day white water rafting experience, lasting around 3 hours, tackles the course of the river from Aberfeldy to Grandtully. After a gentle start, the challenge picks up as you encounter the zoom flume and the ‘washing machine’ before the rapids on the final part of the course. It’s an action-packed introduction to some of the river’s most exhilarating challenges.
The full day option offers a choice of thrills. In addition to white water rafting you might like to try river bugging, taking to the Tay in one-person rafts that offer an exhilarating ride, or canyon scrambling, an adventurous activity combining swimming and climbing.
River levels fluctuate dramatically over the season, with high water usually from September to April providing faster flow, bigger waves and challenging rafting. Lower flows during the summer months make for a gentler introduction, but require teamwork and more precise manoeuvring.
White water rafting on the Tay has plenty of enthusiastic endorsements on TripAdvisor. Recent reviews include the following:
‘Fantastic value for money, great team of staff and had an excellent day. Although completely exhausting and cold, it didn’t detract from the great fun and games along the River Tay.’
‘I had an exhilarating time. The scenery was fabulous too, which helped. I can’t wait to repeat the experience.’
Wet and wild
This Big Deal white water rafting experience from Into The Blue offers an exhilarating escape into the Perthshire countryside. Enjoy navigating the challenges on the Tay from Aberfeldy or spend a whole day messing about on the water with the complete adventure package.
Popular with stag and hen groups, or as a birthday or anniversary celebration, this experience is a refreshing and invigorating way of getting up close and personal with one of Scotland’s great waterways.