There’s a reason the locals in Perthshire rave about Nae Limits white water rafting trips. Our combination of awe-inspiring locations like the River Tay and River Tummel, experienced guides who’s two main focuses are safety and adventure, and stunning Perthshire views make a white water rafting trip with Nae Limits the number one choice for thrill seekers and novices alike.
With all the adventure activities on offer in Perthshire, this is not one to be missed.
What is White Water Rafting or River Rafting?
Rafting or White Water Rafting is a water based adventure activity where an inflatable raft journies a group of people along a course of river rapids. You can expect fast paced currents and a lot of fun as you are carried along some of Scotland’s most beautiful rivers.
Each member of your team (which usually consists of around 4-8 people) will carry a paddle and wear a selection of appropriate safety gear including wetsuits, life-jackets and a helmet.
Each group is accompanied by an experienced guide who has carried out an exetensive course of rafting and safety training to ensure the activity runs smoothly and safely, while making sure everyone is having fun.
Rafting can be done alone, in a small group or as a team based adventure and therefore it is the perfect trip for hen parties, stag dos, birthday parties and more.
White Water Rafting in Scotland Locations
River Tay, Perthshire, Scotland | The Ideal Experience for First Time Rafters
If you’ve never experienced white water rafting before, then this is the trip for you. On this white water experience you will float, paddle and splash your way down the six mile stretch from Aberfeldy to Grandtully on Scotland’s largest volume river – the River Tay!
We recommend this experience to all first time rafters that are looking for great fun but without a white knuckle rush. With a minimum age requirement of six years old, this is a great option for a family activity day or a school day out, however older ages equally enjoy the thrill of floating down on of Perthshire’s most scenic rivers.
The River Tay has an abundance of incredible views on offer and a variety of local wildlife to enjoy. You may be lucky enough to spot otters, Atlantic salmon and families of deer exploring at the waters edge.
During the summer months, when we are lucky enough to see the sunshine instead of the rain, the river does get rather low. Therefore although it is still a beautiful trip for beginners, others may wish to explore some of our more adventurous activities such as Canyoning or Gorge Walking.
River Tummel, Perthshire, Scotland | One for the Adrenaline Junkies
If you are looking for serious white water rafting experience that’s not for the faint hearted, then this is the trip for you! The River Tummel river rafting trip runs on weekends from June – September.
This dam release river provides lots of rapids with plenty of white water, narrow shoots and two tier waterfalls to satisfy your need for adventure. Don’t be fooled by her inviting nature, these rapids are tight and technical and offer a high octane experience for all thrill seekers.
The River Tummel is also surrounded by breath-taking views and an abundance of local wildlife. If you’re extremely lucky you might just see the elusive Scottish Wildcat, a family of roe deer or even a little group (called a richness) of pine martins!
Frequently Asked White Water Rafting Questions
Is White Water rafting dangerous?
We can advocate that any white water rafting trip provided by Nae Limits has been thoroughly planned and regularly updated to ensure we are providing the safest experience for those attending.
In general, adequate safety training and information is paramount in all outdoor activities including rafting. It is important to ensure all risks are minimised to ensure everyone can focus on having fun.
What instructor training does Nae Limits provide?
Our instructors/guides go under rigorous training year round to ensure they are up to date with the latest information and know our rafting routes incredibly well. This ensures that should any niggles occur during an activity, your rafting guide knows a safe place to disembark the rafts and keep you safe and warm. Some of the qualifications our rafting instructors undertake are: First Aid Outdoors, White Water Rescue Technician and IRF and SRA Raft Guide Level 3
Our most experienced instructor also hold the following qualifications: Rescue3 White Water Rescue Training Instructor (WRTI), Rescue3 Swift Water Rescue Training Instructor (SRTI) and Scottish Rafting Association Training Officer Certification.
What safety gear do Nae Limits provide?
At Nae Limits, we will ensure you are provided with all of the safety equipment you will require to take part in our activities. For white water rafting you will be provided with a wet suit, life jacket, helmet and personal floatation device (PFD).
What to wear when White Water Rafting?
We ask that if you are taking part on a white water rafting activity you bring an appropriate swimsuit to wear, a towel and an old pair of trainers.
What minimum age restrictions are in place?
To ensure we can provide a suitable safe experience to all participants we have a minimum age restriction on our activities. These vary from activity to activity so please ensure you check the requirements before booking.
Our River Tay rafting experience has a minimum age of 6 years, and our River Tummel rafting experience has a minimum age of 18 due to the various rapids. Parents do not need to accompany children on their trip, though parental consent is required for those under 16yrs.
Can I go white water rafting while pregnant?
Nae Limits would not recommend taking part in any white water rafting activities while pregnant due to the nature of the activity. While we ensure all white water rafting trips are carried our as safely as possible, these always come with some small element of risk of injury. Due to the nature of rafting on the river and through the rapids we would ask those who are pregnant to not take part.
How long does white water rafting take?
The duration of your adventure depends on the location you are rafting. Our River Tay experience lasts around 2.5 hours and our River Tummel experience lasts around 3 hours.
Is there a weight limit for white water rafting?
The safety restrictions on our rafts and life jackets mean that there is a weight limit of 18 stone for all Nae Limits activities. We also ask that anyone wishing to take part has good basic fitness and any pre-existing medical conditions are reported to your raft guide before commencing your activity. Should you have any concerns please contact our staff directly for advice.
About Nae Limits
Nae Limits are a qualified and reputable rafting company based in Ballinluig, Perthshire, Scotland. With over two decades experience in outdoor activities, Nae Limits is the only choice for an exciting and safe rafting experience. We are an accredited 4* Visit Scotland centre and hold an AALA certificate to enable us to take under 16yrs alone with parental consent.
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