White Water Rafting on the River Tay – Leaving from Edinburgh Scotland

White Water Rafting on the River Tay – Leaving from Edinburgh. In this article you’ll learn about how you can leave from Edinburgh and go white water rafting!

To book your White Water Rafting on the River Tay experience (leaving from Edinburgh), please send an email to info@delltours.co.uk.

White Water Rafting on the River Tay - Leaving from Edinburgh Scotland

White Water Rafting on the River Tay – Leaving from Edinburgh Scotland

Your River Tay White Water Rafting Experience will cover 6 miles from Aberfeldy to Grandtully. The first half you’ll learn the basics of white water rafting. The first half is very calm and it’s not til further downstream that the river gets crazy. During this calm period, you’ll get to see the beautiful Scottish landscape from a unique perspective. By the second half of the River Tay, your heart will be racing!

The best time for beginners and families is over the drier months in the summer. In the winter months, the rain and snow will make the River Tay crazy. This will offer you some of the best, most adrenaline pumping white water rafting in the world. Definitely worth the cold. Your wetsuit will keep you warm anyway!

What is White Water Rafting?

What is white water rafting? White Water Rafting is also known as river rafting. It’s a popular, water based activity for people who love adrenaline adventures. It’s one of the most exciting activities, up there with skydiving or bungee jumping! The best white water rafting in Scotland is in the Perthshire area, in particular Aberfeldy and Pitlochry.

The main things you need to go white water rafting in Scotland are rafts, safety equipment, training and the River Tay.

When White Water Rafting on the River Tay, What Rafts Do You Use?

  • The rafts used today in Scotland are made using world class materials and design. The design considers how to maneuver through the water dynamics of the River Tay most effectively and safely. The whitewater rafts that we recommend at Dell Tours are expertly designed and tested upto the highest standards so you know they’ll handle the River Tay during any weather conditions.
  • The whitewater rafts we use are self bailing. This means that the water drains out of the raft itself without any risk of sinking. It’s a remarkable, new technology. In the past, people needed to use a bucket to get rid of the water!

What about my safety on the White Water Rafting on the River Tay Experience?

All Dell Tours customers on this experience will be taken care of. Everyone is issued with a wetsuit because the water will no doubt be FREEZING! Don’t worry though, in your wetsuit it’ll be nice and warm. Your adrenaline will be going crazy too which will keep you warm! We’ll also give you a buoyancy aid and of course a thick helmet to protect your head.

The rest of the equipment will be carried by the trip leaders which includes a floating rope, throw bags, pulleys, carabiners, a knife, a whistle and a rescue harness. You’ll be safe don’t worry! The trip leader will also be carrying a first aid kid, communication device and medications for customers that require it.

I’ve not had any training. How will I go White Water Rafting on the River Tay?

Guiding a raft full of people is a skill that takes bravery, training and experience. We ensure that your raft guide will be trained to expertise. The thrill of white water rafting is something few other experiences can offer. We understand that you want this exciting experience and we also understand that your safety is your greatest concern.

Your instructor will give you training including reading the river, what to do if you fall in the water, rescuing others, first aid and much more. You won’t be allowed into the raft until you understand everything needed for the safety of yourself and the others taking the experience. Your raft guide has had many supervised trips with the senior guide. The raft guide must take many trips and assessments to graduate and become qualified as a river guide. We do this for the safety of the customers and the United Kingdom has some of the strictest health and safety laws in the world.