Watersports in Perthshire

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  • Paddling a Canadian canoe on Loch Tay, nr Kenmore, Perthshire
    Canoeing on Loch Tay near Kenmore, Perthshire
  • Two people in duckie on the River Tay, Dunkeld
    A duckie on the River Tay, Dunkeld
  • A team of people white water rafting on the River Tay, Grandtully Rapids
    White water rafting on the River Tay, Grandtully Rapids

With its perfect mix of calm, placid lochs and fast moving rapids, Perthshire is the ideal destination for watersports enthusiasts. Grab your wet suit and get out on the water to discover a fantastic range of water-based activities across the region.

If you’re looking for a real adrenaline rush, there’s plenty opportunities to enjoy white water rafting in Perthshire where you can navigate the rapids of the Rivers Tummel and Tay.

The Tay has one of the largest volumes of water in Scotland and the unrivalled rapids offer a thrilling experience. There’s lots of multi-activity centres which offer rafting for up to eight people, including Splash White Water Rafting and Dunolly Adventure Outdoors based in Aberfeldy and Nae Limits based at Ballinluig near Pitlochry.

For something a little different, why not experience the white water by fun yak or river bug? Fun yaks which are also known as duckies are inflatable two-man boats, while the river bug is one man inflatable chair with handles to help navigate the rapids.

You can also try kayaking or canoeing and soak up Perthshire’s stunning natural beauty at your own pace. Beyond Adventure is just one of the centres where you can choose a range of tailor-made experiences for all levels.

Perthshire’s excellent adventure playground is the perfect place to indulge your love of watersports and with so many centres offering a great selection of activities, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit you, whatever your ability in the water.