White Water Rafting river tay

Splash Rafting offers the widest range of whitewater rafting trips available in Scotland.


max 3 hours

group size

up to 40 people, enquire directly for bigger groups



minimum age

8+ All year (6+ July & August)





Meeting point



adult £55, Child £45


White water rafting on the river tay with splash

River Tay whitewater rafting trips are a great way to experience the thrills of rafting on the famous River Tay with Splash! Starting from our base in Aberfeldy, your half-day rafting trip includes all equipment, transport on and off the river, experienced raft guides on each raft, a trip leader on each trip and an operations manager on dry land. We also include free professional photography with every trip so everyone goes away with lots of photos of their white water rafting adventure (T&C’s apply).

The river has numerous rapids between Grades 2 and 3 that are fun, bouncy and challenging. The half-day River Tay rafting trip is about six 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.

Rapids such as ‘Zoom Flume’ and ‘The Washing Machine’ keep people on their toes, before the grand finale: ‘The Grandtully Rapid’. This is the longest rapid on the river and provides one or two surprises for the unwary rafter!

Keeping you safe on the river tay

On every River Tay Rafting trip, we include all equipment required plus a professional experienced guide. A logistics manager on land who is also a very experienced guide. All equipment required which includes wetsuit, helmet, buoyancy aid jacket and paddle. Transport from our base on and off the river/canyon.

You will be provided with everything you need to Raft on the Tay safely. However we do ask you to bring an old pair of shoes to wear on the river (these will get wet), and your swimwear to wear under your wetsuit. Optional – a non-cotton 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.

All your favourite Splash Rafting activities are available for group bookings. To enquire and find out more about a group booking please visit the following page:

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Our Scottish White Water Rafting trips range from introduction rafting trips that are full of fun and adventure, rivers such as the River Tay Aberfeldy and the River Tummel in Pitlochry to adrenaline pumping rivers for the hardcore and extreme rafting fan like the River Orchy Rafting.

Splash Rafting is based in Aberfeldy, Perthshire in Scotland. We are the only rafting company to run the River Orchy on a regular basis during the winter season. This is a high adrenaline grade 5 river.

Want to experience Scotland’s two most popular rivers in one day? Why not try a One Day, Two Rivers which includes the River Tay Rafting and the River Tummel Rafting. This one-day event lets your experience two great rivers in Scotland in one day!(Tummel only runs in the summertime)

The River Tay is available for whitewater rafting all year round. It is the most run rafting river in Scotland. The River Tay acts as an excellent introduction to white water rafting. It is also very scenic due to the stunning landscape around Highland Perthshire and Aberfeldy.

The always in demand River Tummel white water rafting trip, these only run on weekends of June to Sept. It gets sold out every weekend so book early for this great summer rafting experience. 

Scotland offers the best whitewater rafting destination in the UK and is a match for many European destinations. The range of rivers available in Scotland ensures that there are rafting experiences suitable for all ages and abilities. For groups, we can provide all-inclusive prices that include minibus or coach transfer from Edinburgh or Glasgow.


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Rafting River Tummel

Age 16+


This Adult only river is not one to be missed, the River Tummel comes in at an exciting Grade 4, with some awesome rapids such as Sharks Tooth, Zig-Zag and our finale, a double drop waterfall ‘The Linn of Tummel’

Orchy Rafting

Age 18+


River Orchy White Water Rafting is a full-day trip covering 10 miles of river. We run through nine major grade 3, 4 and 5 rapids. Recommended for individuals and groups who have rafted before and is strictly 18+.

Rafting River Findhorn

Age 18+


A true river for the adventurous, due to this the age of participation is strictly 18+ years of age, Adults Only. The Findhorn is recognised as one of the best section of river in the UK for both white water rafting.


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