River duckies are smaller inflatable rafts which we run trips on from our Aviemore base in the Cairngorms throughout the year. Why not book on today and try them out?


There will not be the normal open activities this summer due to Covid restrictions. All activities are available at fixed rates depending on the group size

Duckies Rafting in Aviemore & the Cairngorms

River rafting duckies are smaller inflatable rafts which we run trips on from our Aviemore base in the Cairngorms throughout the year. They are perfect for smaller groups or if the river levels are a little bit lower and 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 Findhorn or River Tay.

What is a Duckie?

A Duckie is essentially an inflatable canoe.  The boat sits two or three people and you can paddle them using either a canoe or kayak paddle. Duckies 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!

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.

Why not make a weekend of your duckies rafting in Aviemore & the Cairngorms by staying at Cairngorms Adventure Centre just 16 miles from Aviemore and 44 from Inverness.

*Discounts for under 16s. *Must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Activity Information
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

Private 1:1 Instruction!

If you wish to book a instructor specifically for you or your group. Simply fill in an enquiry form by clicking the button to the right or drop us a ring on 01540 210 000. Private instructor rates start from £225.00 on a 1:1 ratio, additional adults £50.00 and children £25.00.

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