*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


Dragons Tooth Rapid


Ducking on the Findhorn



  • “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


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 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 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