Water activity

Edinburgh White Water Rafting and Whisky Tasting

Edinburgh White Water Rafting and Whisky Tasting

Activity provider: Splash White Water Rafting

From US$ 151.29 per person

A fantastic day tour from Edinburgh experiencing white water rafting on the River Tay. Afterwards, you will enjoy a whisky tasting tour at Dewar's Distillery.

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Duration 1 day
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Pickup included
Hotel pick-ups can be arranged if in central Edinburgh


  • Experience a White Water Rafting Trip 6 miles along the River Tay
  • Visit Dewar' Whisky Distillery after the rafting trip
  • See the magnificent Perthshire countryside
Full description
You will be collected from Edinburgh city center at 08:00 by minibus, and drive north over the Forth Road Bridge where you can see the magnificent three bridges of Scotland. You will then continue north past Perth and into Highland Perthshire,  arriving at Splash White Water Rafting in the town of Aberfeldy at 09:30, ready to go rafting on the River Tay. After a kit brief from your guides, you'll get kitted up with all equipment required and then walk 200 meters to the river to get a safety brief. Then it's onto the rafts for the start of a 6-mile rafting trip which flows through some of the best Highland scenery in Scotland, and is a mix of flat fast moving water and bouncy rapids of various sizes. This rafting trip is graded 1-3; (rivers are graded 1-5 for white water rafting). The River Tay being in the middle grades makes it an excellent introduction trip to white water rafting. The last section of the trip flowing through the small village of Grandtully is where all the main rapids are, and all the skills you learned on the way down the river will be put to the test. At the end of the rafting trip at 12:30, you'll be transferred back to Aberfeldy to the base where you can get changed into dry clothes. Then it's time to walk the 300 meters to the  neighboring Dewar's Distillery, where you'll have a short guided tour of this excellent visitor experience and Highland Whisky Distillery. There is an excellent cafe onsite, or you may decide to walk the short distance into the town of Aberfeldy to visit some of the many cafes and shops available. At 15:00 it's time to meet back at the Splash Rafting base to get on the bus and head back to Edinburgh, where you'll arrive between 16L30 and 17:00.
  • Transport from Edinburgh city center to Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire and back
  • All technical equipment required for white water rafting
  • Qualified guides and trip leader on every trip with operations
  • Manager or Photographer on dry land at all times
  • Free photography of your rafting experience
  • Entrance and tour of Dewar's Whisky Distillery
  • Towels
  • Training shoes that will get wet
  • Swim shorts or swimming costumes to wear underneath the wetsuits issued
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Water shoes

Know before you go

  • This trip lasts from 08:00 -17:00 and cannot be cut short or made faster
  • This trip is not suitable for anyone with a physical injury at the time of the trip
Customer reviews

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Amazing! Brilliant! Fantastic!

The event was very well planned, we were a little sceptical about the price however by the time the day finished the whole group (9 of us) thought it was money well spent! The White Water Rafting experience was outstanding! It was the first time any of us had taken part in this activity and our instructor was FANTASTIC! Very informative, made it super fun for us and we thoroughly enjoyed the activity.. I think the group generally didn’t want it to finish! Very well organised, the team that work for Splash were fantastically accommodating and super patient with us! The whiskey tasting was just as fantastic! The guide we had on the tour (George) was superb! Very knowledgeable and had amazing hosting skills! I have definitely walked away learning a thing or 10 about whiskey! I would definitely recommend this package for anyone looking to have a full day of activities around Edinbrugh. Even our pickup vans driver was super nice! Thanks for making it a trip to remember!

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October 14, 2019

Product ID: 83334