At Activity Scotland, we make activity planning in Pitlochry easy. For our fun-filled white water rafting activities, we arrange a meeting point near Pitlochry to take you to the rafting point, whether that is at the River Tay which is available all year, or the River Tummel during summer. We also provide you with all the equipment you need; you don’t even need experience, just enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!
Once you’ve experienced the thrills of white water rafting, you will undoubtedly be looking for your next adrenaline buzz. Fortunately, Pitlochry offers a range of outdoor activities such as extreme sports such as bungee jumping, quad biking, abseiling and zorbing. Whether you love water or land, wheels or feet, there is a Pitlochry outdoor activity to suit you.
Our white water rafting course on the River Tay is ideal for those who are beginners as well as the seasoned adrenaline junkies for many reasons;
You can admire Perthshire at its best along the River Tay. Fortunately, this route has some calm sections as well as the action-packed river runs, so you can stop and marvel at the scenery and keep a look out for the wildlife too.
Practice your technique
River Tay white water rafting is perfect for those who want to learn more about the skill of white water rafting and practise your paddling. However, we should point out that some stretches are untameable no matter how good your paddling is!
For those who want to splash and frolic in the water without the stomach-churning rapids, then River Tay white water rafting is just the ticket for a fun-filled day out with friends and family. With all the necessary safety equipment provided, you can relax and get competitive with friends over a friendly water fight or two.
Believe it or not, you will actually want to paddle when the waves become more forceful. Paddling gives you an extra bracing point, making you feel more secure. The harder you paddle, the safer you will feel inside the raft. Not only does paddling help you to feel confident in the raft, but it will be a workout you will not even realise you are doing.
A typical run down of your day...
Arrive 10-15 mins early for the time of your trip. Get signed in with the guides on site – they will give you the run down of the day and shout you over when it is time to get kitted up.
You will be issued with a wetsuit, and have time to get changed in the changing rooms.
Swimwear, or shorts and t-shirt is best for underneath your suit. No cotton - This will make you colder!
After that, the guides will get you set with a buoyancy aid and helmet.
Grab a paddle and time to hop on the bus. A short 10-15 min journey to the put in point on the river in through the town of Aberfeldy, You will then get a safety brief and instruction, learn paddle techniques as you set off under Wades Bridge.
The river Tay is graded 1-3 and be up to grade 4 in high flood water at some times of the year!
You cover a 6 mile stretch ranging from calm high volume water at the start of your trip in Aberfeldy, through to finishing going through the Slalom course, well known at the Grandtully section of river before dropping down your last rapid ‘4th’ to finish your trip.
There is a short walk back to the changing rooms and your vehicles from the river where you can get warmed up and collect any belongings. Why not warm up or grab a bite to eat at the Inn on the Tay, just across the road.
White Water Rafting Package Includes:
- All Rafting Equipment Provided
- ALAA License approved provider for young persons
- Free Parking at Activity Base
- Changing Rooms
- Transfer from meeting point to put-in point on the river.
- Extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques.
- 2.5 – 3 hour process
- Wednesdays 1.30pm
- Thursdays – Sunday 10am or 1pm
Rafting Equipment supplied:
- Jacket (when weather permits)
- Buoyancy aid
- Transport from meeting point
- £55 per person
- Group Discounts available – please enquire via email
- Suitable from 8yrs+
- No previous river experience is required and non-swimmers are more than welcome.
Please call 07521 697048 if you are unsure of client suitability
- Grade 1 -3
What to Bring:
- Swimwear or Shorts & t-shirt to wear under wetsuit (as you will get wet!) and towel necessary
- Old trainers that will get wet or sturdy shoes that will stay on your feet!
- We do not recommend valuables be brought along (i.e passports, travellers cheques, jewellery etc)
- No responsibility is taken for clients' belongings.
- Car keys can be kept in the secure box at the activity centre
Grade 1 - Very small rough areas, requires no manoeuvring. (Skill Level: None)
Grade 2 - Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require manoeuvring.(Skill Level: Basic Paddling Skill)
Grade 3 - White water, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant manoeuvring. (Skill Level: Experienced paddling skills)
Grade 4 - White water, medium waves, maybe rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp manoeuvres may be needed. (Skill Level: White water Experience)
Grade 5 - White water, large waves, maybe large rocks and hazards, maybe a large drop, precise manoeuvring (Skill Level: Advanced White water Experience)
Grade 6 - Class 6 rapids are considered to be so dangerous as to be effectively un-navigable on a reliably safe basis. Rafters can expect to encounter substantial white water, huge waves, huge rocks and hazards, and/or substantial drops creating severe impacts beyond the structural capacities and impact ratings of the raft. Traversing a Class 6 rapid has a dramatically increased likelihood of ending in serious injury. (Skill Level: Successful completion of a Class 6 rapid without serious injury is widely considered to be a matter of luck)
Don't delay, call Karen at Activity Scotland today!
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