River Findhorn Inflatable Kayak/Canoe Adventure


  • Navigate rushing rapids in a fun, safe way on an inflatable kayak or canoe
  • Immerse yourself in the stunning natural setting of the Scottish Highlands
  • Receive expert guidance and instruction from fully qualified, highly trained intructors

What you'll do

Head out onto the beautiful River Findhorn that winds through the Scottish Highlands, and explore the area by inflatable kayak or canoe, then get your pulse racing as you leap from cliff jumps under the guidance of expert instructors.

You’ll meet your instructors and guides in Dunphail, near Forres in the Scottish Highlands, get changed and then jump on a bus to the starting point of your journey as your instructors deliver a safety briefing.

Known as duckies & funyaks, inflatable canoes and kayaks sometimes allow you to tackle up to grade three white water rapids with little or no previous experience required. There is no chance of the boat swamping and sinking because they always float – making them great fun for all ages and levels.

Once you’re on the water, you’ll get used to your boat, practice turning and control before heading off to take on your first rapid… it’s not uncommon to see some capsizing!

After this section, there are long stretches of calm water and mild rapids where you can improve your technique and soak up the stunning highland scenery. Having practiced by negotiating Magnetic Rock and The Elephants Bum, you’ll pass by the picturesque Colmony House and head for Dragon’s Tooth, where a swift channel of water provides some exciting waves to crash through.

You’ll pass through gneiss gorge walls and another calm stretch before the final rapid at Daltullich Bridge. After battling through another corkscrew of water with rapid waves, you’ll stop and climb back onto dry land, where you’ll walk up the road to the bus.

The bus will take you back to the meeting point, where you can head into the heated changing rooms, get into your warm, dry clothes, and reflect on an exciting day out on the water.

For the entire length of the trip, you’ll be in the safe hands of experienced guides and instructors, who are experts in the water as well as extremely knowledgeable about the local area, so you can guarantee your adventure in Scotland will be stress-free and done at your pace.

What's included


  • Safety equipment
  • Warm, clean wetsuit
  • Transport to and from activity centre and activities
Your local host

Tracey Lamb

Tracey loves adventure! That’s why she’s been doing this for over 9 years, she loves to have a laugh and Tracey and her team will keep you entertained during your adventure.

Outside of work, Tracey likes to walk her dog (Winston) and spend time with her family of two strapping boys David and Andrew as well as friends.

She is a keen advocate of line dancing and all things boot scootin (watch this space as she might just start running wooden adventure line dancing retreats in the near future!!!)

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Located near Inverness and Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands, the River Findhorn begins in the Monadhliath Mountains and flows northeast to Findhorn Bay eventually joining the sea in the Moray Firth.

Your meeting point for the experience is in Dunphail, near Forres in Scotland. You exact meeting point and address will be on your booking voucher.

The experience itself takes place along the middle section of the River Findhorn, starting from Ardclach Church or Logie Bridge going to Daltullich Bridge or occasionally as far as Randolph’s Leap.

It is an exceptional canoeing and kayaking stretch of river for those that are new to the sport or for those that would like to hone their skills.

My lil group of 4 had the best time white water kayaking with Ollie earlier this week! It was tonnes of fun, the scenery was awesome and I felt like we bonded through having a great time and rising to the challenge! Ollie was lovely, passionate and very knowledgeable - we were undoubtedly in very safe hands. I'd reccommend anyone and everyone to visit! Thank you so much and see you soon!

Alice Fogg


What is the minimum age? How experienced do you have to be?

The minimum age is 8.

No previous river experience is required and non-swimmers are more than welcome. People a little less adventurous can join this trip in a raft.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring:

- Towel
- Swimming gear
- Footwear such as old trainers that can get wet and are suitable for walking on uneven ground (note: we do supply wetshoes for £2 per pair which goes towards the find for the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust).

What time does this start?

This experience starts at 9:45am and finishes around 12:30pm.

When is this available?

Daily, from April to November.

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