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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.

Highland Lochs, Glens, and Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

2. Highland Lochs, Glens, and Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Scottish Heartlands departing Edinburgh and traveling in small groups for a more intimate experience. Take a scenic drive through Perthshire, looking at the lochs and glens of the Highlands. Cross the Forth Road Bridge, passing one of Scotland's great engineering wonders, and continue into the Kingdom of Fife. Pass Loch Leven Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. Pass Perth, before crossing the Highland Boundary Fault line. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, on the banks of the River Tay, visit the cathedral town of Dunkeld and the Hermitage, to take a fantastic woodland walk up to the Black Linn Falls. Stop at the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, and visit the great shops and restaurants, or take a stroll down towards Loch Faskally. See the unmistakable peak of Schiehallion, and beyond to the mountains of Glencoe.  Continue alongside Loch Tummel, and head past the spectacular 16th-century Castle Menzies towards the town of Aberfeldy and Dewars Whisky Distillery. After enjoying a dram of the "water of life," return to the lowlands and back to Edinburgh at approximately 6:30 PM.

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

3. 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.

Half-Day River Bug Rafting Adventure in Aberfeldy

4. Half-Day River Bug Rafting Adventure in Aberfeldy

River Bugging is the latest craze to hit the UK. Imported from the adrenaline-seeking shores of New Zealand, the sport is perfect for those who want to have fun on the water and ideally suited to summer river levels, as you don't have to wait for the rain to provide big water rapids. On this 3-hour adventure, you will receive expert instruction from an experienced guide before hitting the rapids in a thrilling river bug. It is like riding the river in a giant inflatable armchair! Splash has been offering river bugging in Scotland since 2003 and are the most experienced provider of this thrilling outdoor activity. You can negotiate your own path through the white water rapids under the expert guidance of a professional instructor. One of the very best adventure experiences there is in Scotland, when combined with some rafting or canyoning, you could enjoy a full day of fun in stunning scenery.

Scotland's Splash White Water Rafting On Two Rivers Tour

5. 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.

Edinburgh: Ultimate Whisky Experience

6. Edinburgh: Ultimate Whisky Experience

Depart from Edinburgh and journey north to South Queensferry, where you will enjoy a photo stop of the Queensferry Bridges. Continue on to Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery for the first whisky-themed stop of the day. Spend 2 hours here for their Whisky and Chocolate tasting tour priced at £19.55 per person. Head on to Loch Lubnaig, and then to the Glenturret distillery. Located on the Turret River, just outside of Crieff, Glenturret Distillery is Scotland's oldest working distillery and still hand crafts its whisky using the last remaining hand operated mash tun in Scotland. Here, we enjoy a tour and tasting at £15.

Join Splash White Water Rafting Canyoning Tour

7. 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.

Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) in Aberfeldy

8. Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) in Aberfeldy

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is an off shot of traditional surfing which originated in Hawaii. A fairly new sport that has blossomed over the last few years, which has seen the sport diverge from the sea to the river. There is a full fleet of boards, ready to take you down the river on a SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) and enjoy the stunning scenery of this beautiful Perthshire valley from a whole new viewpoint. This is an area with a diverse wildlife, which is best seen from the river, perfect for exploring the river in smaller groups, you can control your own journey while the expert guides keep a watchful eye over you to ensure your safety.

Abseiling Adventure Aberfeldy

9. Abseiling Adventure Aberfeldy

Situated on the edge of Aberfeldy, Weem wood cascades down a steep, rocky hillside, creating a fine backdrop for Castle Menzies. The ideal location to get close to nature and enjoy yourself with this adventure activity, Abseiling is a perfect way to conquer your fear of heights, develop new skills and enjoy a new view of the area. Let an expert guides assist you as you lower yourself down a vertical rock-face and overhang before gently reaching the ground. Come and experience the excitement of climbing on real rock in stunning Highland Perthshire. Under the guidance of your instructor experience the feel of climbing and the pleasure of reaching the top!

Aberfeldy: 4-Hour Duckies River Adventure

10. Aberfeldy: 4-Hour Duckies River Adventure

Duckies are a cross between a white water raft and a kayak, and provide the ultimate white water thrill for both beginners and more advanced paddlers. On this 4-hour adventure you will discover just how perfect they are for exploring the white water rapids in smaller groups. Ride down a 6-mile (10 kilometer) section of the River Tay on this wild trip! You can also control your own journey down the river while expert guides keep a watchful eye over you to ensure your safety. Duckies also have the advantage of running all year round, every day of the week. The more rain, the bigger the rapids! If you have already tried white water rafting, duckies are a great way to enjoy a different experience.

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What people are saying about Aberfeldy

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 267 reviews

We went on this trip with Carrie and she showed us the country's most amazing landscape and told us stories of the rich history with such great enthusiasm! We could not be any happier and you can tell that she loves her job. Carries energy was truly inspiring and she added a lot of humor and music to the trip. We can not recommend her enough. Thanks!

Great tour. Great trip. Exceptional guide. Andrew was an excellent guide, and his background as a history teacher made his depth of understanding about the full history of Scotland so insightful and interesting. He was so very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Best tour ever!!!

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