River Orchy White Water Rafting
River Orchy White Water Rafting. For those considering the Orchy river trip please speak to us before booking. This white water rafting trip when in condition is the best in the UK. However, it is a very serious undertaking. We insist on speaking to all potential clients before booking this trip. This is to ensure you fully understand what rafting the River Orchy involves!
River Orchy White Water Rafting
Dates and price for Whole day Experience - October to March Only each year
Maximum of 30 people on any day.
Option 1 -
£95pp includes a hot soup, bread lunch and chocolate bars. Rafting Photography of your adventure experience is also included. - Group Discount £90PP for groups of 6 + (€103 per Adult Estimated price, click link to check current rate )
£20 deposit per person to book and balance to be paid 10 days before the trip date.
£130pp - Two nights in an excellent self-catering lodge plus rafting introduction on the River Tay followed by the River Orchy the next day. (€148 per Adult Estimated price, click link to check current rate )
How to Book
We do take both Individuals and groups!
River Orchy White White Water Rafting is a Grade 3 to 5 River Rafting Experience.
Situated in the heart of the Grampian mountains, in Argyll, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, lies Glen Orchy. This is a tranquil little glen, dotted with a couple of farms surrounded by steep, rugged mountains.
It contains a dark secret, for here lays the River Orchy. In the summer it is a gentle trickle, but add typical Scottish weather from October onwards and the trickle grows into a raging torrent!
Rafting at its best
This is rafting at its best! A 'full-on' alpine style river that has no respect for anyone daring to travel along it's twisting path. We at Splash have pioneered regular descents, both in high water and normal flows, down what is regarded as the UK's best rafting river. We have probably run more trips on the Orchy than all the other rafting companies put together! If you are looking for the most challenging, exciting and pure adrenaline-fueled whitewater then this is for you!
River Orchy White Water Rafting is a day trip, where we cover ten miles of the river. We run through nine major grade 3, 4 and 5 rapids. Anyone wishing to raft this river must be able to move at fairly short notice to take advantage of the best possible conditions. This is not a river for the faint of heart, raft if you dare!!
This trip is recommended for individuals and groups who have rafted before or are water sports and adventure enthusiasts. Strictly 18 years plus. Please check suitability with our office before booking this trip!
River Orchy White Water Rafting Experience
Last 2 weekends in January and every weekend in February and March
THE RIVER ORCHY IS A RAIN FED POOL DROP RIVER, THEREFORE IT NEEDS RAIN TO BE IN CONDITION TO RAFT. WE WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO RAFT THE RIVER IF CONDITIONS ALLOW. IF IT IS DEEMED TOO LOW TO RAFT WE WILL DO A DAY OF OTHER ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES OF YOUR CHOICE.
How the River Orchy White Water Rafting trip experience is run, each Raft will have a qualified River Guide experienced on the Orchy and other grade 4 and 5 rivers. There will also be a safety kayaker on the river. The trip also has a safety vehicle and a photographer that follows the trip.
Please watch this video of a River Orchy Rafting trip in full river conditions to understand the level of commitment required.
Once you have watched the above video please watch the one below to understand what the weather can be like in Scottish winters.
If winter white water rafting is a bit full on and it is! During the summer months in Scotland, we run the River Tummel White Water Rafting. This is the best summer whitewater rafting river in the UK.
What is included
On every River Orchy white water rafting trip we include all equipment required plus a professional experienced guide per raft combined with an overall trip leader in charge of the trip. A logistics manager on land who is also a very experienced guide. All equipment required which includes over £150 worth of wetsuits, helmets, lifejackets and paddles. Professional photography than ensures every one of our clients has FREE photography of their rafting trip (take a look at some of the free rafting photos)
What to bring.
You will be provided with everything you need to raft safely on the River Orchy. However we do ask you to bring an old pair of shoes to wear on the river (These will get wet), and your swimwear for underneath your wetsuit. Optional - a non cotton T-shirt (synthetic materials are best ) for under your wet suit. Depending on the time of the year warm clothing for before and after your trip.
Thank you for considering Splash white water rafting as your activity provider for white water rafting on the River Orchy. We hope to see you on the river soon. Team Splash.
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