Duckies on the River Spey
Duckies Rafting on the River Spey in Aviemore & the Cairngorms
Duckies in Scotland on the River Spey is an adventurous and enjoyable day out for all and is based in the Aviemore & Cairngorms area not far from Inverness. The rivers around Aviemore, the Cairngorms & Inverness are some of, if not the most enjoyable White Water venues across the whole of Scotland. The River Spey is Scotland’s overall fastest flowing river which also means that it can provide white water rafting all year round due to the large catchment areas.
Duckies are a great fun activity for everyone. Families and young people will love the bounce and splash offered on this grade 2+ river trip on the Spey. While all adult groups may prefer to go for the more exhilarating experience on the River Findhorn or River Garry.
Duckies on the River Spey in the Cairngorms is suitable for families groups and adults.
- The minimum age for Duckies on the river Spey is 6 years old.
- We supply all the technical equipment as part of your booking price – buoyancy aids, wetsuits and helmets.
- What you need to bring is swim shorts to go over a wetsuit , an old pair of shoes you don’t mind getting wet, and a towel, warm clothing for before and after the activity.
- We will try and take some photographs during the day if appropriate to do so and post these to Facebook after so you have access to them for free.
We can meet you at the venue, on route or at our main base and provide transport down to the river and will try and work around what is easiest for you as best we can.
Rising at over 1000 feet at Loch Spey near the famous Corrieyairack pass in the Scottish Highlands, the Spey descends to flow through Newtonmore, crossing Loch Insh before reaching Aviemore. From there it flows the remaining 60 miles north-east to the Moray Firth.
Duckies on the River Spey is on the fast flowing stretches between Delnapot and Tamdhu or Aberlour. These stretches provide fun grade 2+ rapids including the famous “washing machine rapid”. Duckies on the Spey is mainly targeted to families and younger people however adults will still have a ball.
Check out some River you can Raft Below
Our most popular white water rafting river, it is available all year round (River levels permitting) and is suitable for children Aged 10+ (depending on the section)
Rising high in the Monadhliath Mountains, the River Findhorn quickly descends north of Aviemore towards Findhorn Bay on the Moray coast.
White water rafting the River Findhorn is a truly memorable experience – its fast flowing grade 3 & 4 rapids such as Leven’s Gorge, Dulsie Gorge and Carnage Corner will have your adrenalin flowing.
Rafting on the River Findhorn is suitable for teen’s and adult groups and is particularly popular with stag and hen parties. The middle section is also suitable for confident children accompanied by adults. This middle stretch is also popular with our mini rafts and duckies.
When is best to go in Duckies on the River Spey?
We provide Duckies sessions in Scotland all year round on the river Spey. There will be more water normally during spring and autumn so the river may well be higher and more fast flowing. During Summer it is normally nicer sunnier weather with slightly lower river levels so when you book depends on what you want from the day.
We can provide Duckies on the river Spey most days. If you don’t see the dates on our calendar you are after then just drop us a ring and we will be happy to help organise a trip to suit you if we can.
What is Duckies?
Duckies are smaller white water rafts and are one of the most adventurous fun activities you can take part in anywhere across Scotland. They are inflatable rafts which are made from highly durable Hypalon or PVC (ours are Hypalon) that are designed to go down the rivers and rapids safely while having a great day out. All of our Guides are Qualified as raft guides and are well aware of the lines and safety required on the river so you can rest assured you are in the best possible hands for your day.
Rivers are graded from grade 1-6. The Spey is a grade 2+ river. Effectively grade 1 is moving very gently, Grade two is a bit more fun and bouncy, Grade three is more technical with larger rapids. Grade 4 is getting more technical and big water. Then grade 5 and upwards are really serious and few people raft these rivers in Scotland without people having prior experience in rafts. Even then the companies who say they raft these rivers almost always walk around the grade 5 sections as they are that serious.
|Meeting point for activity is Newtonmore, transport pick ups can be arranged from Newtonmore, Kingussie and Aviemore areas. All technical & safety equipment is provided. Our guide will decide the river on the day for activities.|
|What to bring?|
|Towel, Dry Shoes, Lunch & Drink, Swimwear & Shorts|
Watch our Rafting Video Below
For this activity we aim to meet at Tiso in Aviemore at 09:30