River Tay Stanley White Water Rafting trip.
This rafting trip is suitable for school groups who do not want to travel to Aberfeldy. We meet in Stanley village hall. Please inquire for a price. This Stanley to Thistlebrig rafting trip runs in the months of May and June and also on Tuesdays in July and August.
River Tay Stanley White Water Rafting The Rapids
The Stanley section of the river Tay is a half day trip, it is about four miles in distance, and is equally good in low water levels as it is when the river is running high. Exciting rapids make this trip an ideal introduction to the sport of whitewater rafting. Rapids like ‘The Weir’ and ‘Hell Hole Corner’ make your trip a memorable one. The rapids are all graded between 2 and 3 for a fun day on a short section of Scotland’s longest river.
Stanley is just north of the city of Perth, ‘The Fair City’. The meeting point is a short journey time from Edinburgh or Glasgow, which makes this the perfect whitewater rafting experience for the day-tripper.
The River Tay is lined with trees and dotted with sandy beaches. Usually, the water here is warmer than it is upstream.
River Tay Facts
- The River Tay becomes tidal below Perth.
- The River Tay has several tributaries, including, the Earn, the River Tummel, the Isla and the Almond.
- Known for its Atlantic salmon as well as for its population of freshwater pearl mussels.
- Mussels can be found in this section between Stanley and Thistlebrig.
- A Eurasian beaver has been captured in the River Tay.
- It is thought that more than 20 beavers live in and around the River Tay.
- In terms of volume in the River Tay is the largest river in the United Kingdom.
How to Book
Splash includes the following on every rafting trip:
On every River Tay 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. On dry land a logistics manager and photographer. All equipment required which includes over £150 worth of wetsuits, helmets, lifejackets and paddles. Transport from our base on and off the river by a professional bus company and also professional photography that 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 Tay. You need to bring an old pair of training shoes to wear on the river which will get wet. Your swimwear for underneath the wetsuit we issue. Optional – a noncotton T-shirt (synthetic materials are best ) for under your wetsuit. Depending on the time of the year warm clothing for before and after your trip.
Thank you for considering the River Tay Stanley White Water Rafting with Splash white water rafting as your activity provider for white water rafting on the River Tay. We hope to see you on the river soon. Team Splash.
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