White Water Rafting Aviemore

River Findhorn - The best all year round whitewater rafting in the UK.

Grade 4/5 White Water Rafting with Cliff Jumping included for those with a head for heights!
The River Findhorn offers some of the best white water rafting in Scotland and the UK being the only rafting trip in the UK above Grade 3 that runs all year.

Ideal conditions in spring and autumn and after rainfall any other time of year when the whitewater rafting is world-class!

The day involves;

You get to practice on the water before starting out on some minor rapids. In most cases the adventure will soon pick up pace as you navigate through “Randolph's Leap” into the spectacular Lower Findhorn Gorge. It is a world class rafting experience and the best part of the whole river.

At this point you will be tackling many rapids, waterfalls and white water features separated by calm sections of water that will allow you take a rest and enjoy the scenery.

A short break in the middle of the adventure will allow you to grab a snack and take part in a cliff jumping session –with jumps up to 30 feet.

Any of the larger rapids can be easily walked for those that would like to come along on a trip but are concerned about running the rapids which enables everyone the opportunity to experience the stunning lower Findhorn gorge.

You will then be collected by bus after a short walk up from the river and take you back to the Activity Centre. This is where the journey comes to an end, here you can relive each moment from the comfort of the reception as you watch the photos of the day.

Top tips for white water rafting Aviemore

While you do not need any experience to join one of our white water rafting adventures near Aviemore, it is a challenge, and you’ll need to be prepared to go with the flow and enjoy the wet and wild experience. If you want to book your white water rafting adventure, here are some top tips to help you make the most of your experience.

1. Don’t bring new shoes
White water rafting will mean you will get wet, drenched at times even. With this in mind, we recommend that you wear old trainers or wetsuit boots. Take a spare pair of shoes to go home in too, so that you are entirely comfortable after your adventure.
You can purchase Wetsuit boots onsite for £2 each.

2. Waterproof cameras only
Many people want to take photos or videos of their adventure. Clip on activity cameras are great for white water rafting, but you must make sure they are completely secure and entirely waterproof. Do not underestimate the power of the water being able to take your camera or infiltrate parts. Unless it is designed for these activities, do not take any chances.

3. Have fun
Your guides on the River Findhorn will make sure you are fully equipped with safety features such as a helmet and buoyancy aid, make sure you are ready to have fun and not worry.

Book Rafting Online

At Activity Scotland, we offer white water rafting near Inverness, where you can experience rafting on the River Findhorn. Is it time for your next big Scottish adventure?

It’s one of the last main rivers untouched by man and offers the best white water rafting adventure experience in the UK for both unparalleled scenery and exciting white water.

Fed by around 346 square miles of catchment it is one of the fastest flowing rivers in Scotland with four suitable sections of the river that we run on a regular basis.

The variation of breath-taking natural landscape makes it unique within the UK. This adventure flows through: native Scottish woodland, traditional highland farmland, local game estates, dramatic towering gorges and ancient red-sandstone cliffs.

White Water Rafting Special!

White Water Rafting Package Includes:

  • All Rafting Equipment Provided
  • ALAA License approved providers for young persons
  • Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and all other equipment provided.
  • Transfer from meeting point to put-in point.
  • Extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques.
  • Rafting the middle Findhorn or Full day includes lower gorge on Findhorn with optional cliff jumping

Rafting Duration:
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a member of the team who will sign you in at reception and explain the coming events of the day.
Quality warm wet suits and protective equipment will be issued which can be changed into in heated change rooms.
The section that you will raft will depend on the water level and conditions on the day. You can be safe in the knowledge you’re getting the best experience available given the conditions.
After boarding a bus it’s a short journey to the starting point or “put in” where you will be given a safety brief by one of our highly trained and experienced guides .

Rafting Cost:

  • Half day river Findhorn from £55 per person
  • Full day on river Findhorn + Cliff Jumping from £83 per person
  • Group discounts available.

Rafting Departure Point:

  • Meet at the base 9.15am or 10.15am
  • Meeting point - Auchnagairn, Dunphail ,Forres Moray IV36 2QL

Rafting Timetable:

  • Half day - 9.45am to 1pm approx
  • Full Day - 10.15am to 4pm approx

Rafting Equipment supplied:

  • Wetsuit,
  • Spray jacket 
  • Paddle,
  • Helmet 
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Transport from meeting point

Please bring with you:

  • Swimsuit / Shorts & t-shirt to wear under wetsuit (as you will get wet!) and towel necessary.
  • Spare trainers you don't mind getting wet
  • Option to buy neoprene wetsuit boots on site (£2)
  • We do not recommend valuables be brought along (i.e passports, travellers cheques, jewellery etc)
  • No responsibility is taken for clients' belongings.

Client Information:

  • Not for the faint hearted, no previous experience required.
  • You will need to be fit enough to comfortably walk 2 miles.   Please call 07521 697048 if you are unsure of client suitability.
  • Minimum age is 5 yrs for half day family rafting
  • Minimum age is 13yrs for the full day on Findhorn (Age 8-12 can go on the trip but will walk around the bigger rapids depending on water levels)

Rafting River Grades

Grade 1 - Very small rough areas, requires no maneuvering. (Skill Level: None)
Grade 2 - Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require maneuvering.(Skill Level: Basic Paddling Skill)
Grade 3 - White water, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering. (Skill Level: Experienced paddling skills)
Grade 4 - White water, medium waves, maybe rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp maneuvers may be needed. (Skill Level: White water Experience)
Grade 5 - White water, large waves, maybe large rocks and hazards, maybe a large drop, precise maneuvering (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)

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