Duckies in the Great Glen
Duckies are great fun for everyone; families and youth groups can enjoy the bounce and splash of River Spey trips. Adult groups such as stag and hen parties may opt for the exhilarating experience of the Grade 3 waters of the river Garry.
Duckies – what are they?
Duckies are essentially an inflatable canoe. The boat sits two or three people and you can paddle them using either a canoe or kayak paddle. They are very stable but in the event of capsizing they are easy to climb back into without having to go ashore. The boats sit close to the water and are self bailing so no need to keep emptying if you happen to take a swim!
They are a wonderful combination of rafts mixed with canoes and provide the best of both worlds for river descents. They are nice and close to the water meaning a fun bouncy ride down all the rapids.
Duckies are an all year round activity. River conditions can vary with the seasons. The conditions are generally pleasant in Summer with warmer temperatures while the higher water levels are normally during the Spring/Autumn. No previous experience is required except for the River Orchy.
|Meet The Rivers…||Duration||Location||Grade|
|River Spey||All Day||Aviemore & Cairngorms||2|
|River Findhorn||All Day||Aviemore & Cairngorms||3-4|
|River Doon||All Day||Active Ayrshire, Craigengillan||2-3|
|River Nith||All Day||Active Ayrshire, Craigengillan||3-4|
|River Tay||All Day||Perthshire & Central Scotland||2-3|
|River Garry||All Day||Aviemore & Cairngorms||3|
|River Dee||All Day||Aviemore & Cairngorms||2-3|
|River Orchy||All Day||Perthshire & Central Scotland||2-4|
*Discounts for under 16s. *Must be accompanied by at least one adult.
|What to bring?|
|Towel, Dry Shoes, Lunch & Drink, Swimwear & Shorts|
- “So much fun! you have to try this” Kate, Oct 16
- “Didnt know what a duckie before coming on a trip with Active Outdoor Pursuits! Fantastic day on the river, great way activity, Made our holiday and the children loved it!” Sandra & Kyle July 16