White water action on some of the fun rapids!

© Terry McCall

River Spey

Guided Canoe Descent of the River Spey

Starting off in the Cairngorms National Park we start the classic descent of The River Spey paddling all the way to The North Sea! We have various options from wild camping to staying in B&B's with cooked breakfast and dinner every day.

Day 1  Aviemore - Boat of Balliefurth

You'll meet your guide in Aviemore where we will get our kit checked and packed. Then we chat through emergency procedures before we get on the water and run through some basic skills to get our confidence up then get on our way through the upper reaches of the river and cruise on down to Boat of Balliefurth to get our camp setup.

Day 2  Boat of Balliefurth - Ballindalloch

We get packed up and get on the water to flow down through Grantown on Spey taking in some faster-moving water where we will help to develop our moving water skills, paddling through fantastic scenery all the way to the next camp at Ballindalloch.

Day 3 Ballindalloch - Craigellachie

Today is the most exciting day, with some of the best rapids along the way, the Washing machine and Knockando being the two of most memorable. After the action, we head down to Craigellachie where we can get some food and visit the whisky bar if you desire!

Day 4 Craigellachie - Spey Bay

The last day where we head out towards The North Sea over the course of the day with the scenery changing from the mountains at the start to now the expanse of the open sea salt air as we head towards Spey Bay where we can get some photos and coffee!

From £480 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

May — September

Contact details

Scottish Rock & Water

3 Clune View
Church Street

Tour information


  • Aviemore


4 Days


  • Adventure
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Activities

Tour prices

From £480 Per Adult

Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Scottish Rock & Water

Tour company information

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water provide world class experiences throughout Scotland from every vantage point, land, water and winter. We believe that this gives you a great range of options to truly experience Scotland at its best, whether that be multi-day walks with accommodation or wild camping under the clear night skies in the heart of the mountains. Your Scottish adventure awaits!

Opening times

We are open all year round for summer and winter activities.

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