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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We've just got back from a two day activity trip to Aberfeldy, where we went white water rafting on the Saturday then river bugging on the Sunday. We did white water rafting before in October, so we thought we knew what to expect but it was a much larger group and the water was flowing much faster. We had a great time and it was really exciting to go down the rapids even faster than last time. We had a bit of a incident due to the high water levels at one point, with a few people being swept off at one set of rapids, (which is very rare, but must be prepared for!) but the instructors dealt with it calmly and efficiently, and no one was hurt. It is a great sign that the staff were able to deal with it so well. I'm under no doubts that they obviously practice that sort of thing regularly from the way they behaved. A potentially serious incident ended with everyone safe and happy and we were all in high spirits again at the end due to the great staff we were out with.

The river bugging was something else entirely! The rafts were a lot smaller than we had anticipated, and we were a bit apprehensive at the start since so many of the rivers had flooded or burst their banks overnight, but our instructor assured us it was perfectly safe and that he'd rescue us if we got swept away! It was an amazing experience, although very physical. I would not recommend this activity if you're not very fit, by the end we were knackered and a bit knock-kneed coming out of the water. Once again our instructor was fabulous and put our every fear to rest. The water was very high and before we went out he made sure we were confident and strong swimmers. The rapids were great to go down and it was an exhilarating experience which I would definitely repeat!

The gear we were given on both days was very high quality - super thick wetsuits, neoprene jacket and a windbreaker, along with helmets; and gloves for the bugging. We were warm and cosy for the most part (with the exception of hands and feet, which can't be helped!) and our instructors asked us how we were doing after every main part of the activities to judge what we were up for, and whether we were ok.

If anyone is going in the winter time or when it's colder I would thoroughly recommend that they take with them a beanie hat, which can be worn under the safety helmet provided and will give them a little more warmth on their head.

Overall we had a fabulous weekend and will definitely be going back soon.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank lozzypops57
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riverlife, Owner at Splash White Water Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Wow. Thank you so much for such a detailed review on your weekend. All this winter the rivers have been very high due to the rain and snow fall so for rafting it has been a great winter season. When the rivers are high as you experienced there is a chance some guests may end up going for a unexpected swim. I am glad to hear that it was all dealt with by the guides in a good manner. The guides to train for these incidents.

Once again great to hear you had a amazing weekend and many thanks for trusting Splash for a 2nd time with your adventure weekend.

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Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

Had an amazing day on the Tay with Splash on saturday, recent rainful has made the river plentiful ensuring some great rapids. It was a great day to be on the river.

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank Katie W
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riverlife, Owner at Splash White Water Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Hi Katie

Glad you enjoyed the big water. Cold I know but worth it for the experience. Forecast looks like more rain in January all month so I think the high water is here to stay for a while. Many thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed the big water rafting trip.

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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Had another fantastic trip with the Splash team, rafting down the Tay. With all the rain we've been having recently the water level is unbelievably high, which makes for absolutely excellent rafting! As ever the guides were brilliant and made sure that everyone was safe and having fun. I would definitely recommended this trip if you enjoy rafting but make sure you bring warm gear because the water is COLD!

Thank 185jenniferm185
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riverlife, Owner at Splash White Water Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2014

Hi Guys

Many thanks for doing yet another trip with us and for taking the time to write a note. Our first review of 2014! The river is as you say very big at present and the rafting is as good as it gets. Wrap up warm and the experience is well worth it and we are glad you had a great day. Seen you guys have booked for Splash Spain again this year so adventure fun in the sun awaits! Many thanks for being loyal Splash guests.

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Reviewed 11 December 2013

I went rafting at the end of November of all the times to go but it was a lovely sunny day although frosty and the lead up to the first rapid was pleasant and fresh and it was a good laugh and banter with the guide. The whole journey was about 6 miles with about 2-3 big rapids (they dont look much until you are in them) and I managed to stay in all the way to the end. A few of my friends fell in and it is a little worrying to watch but they are not under for more than about 2 seconds so its all good!!

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank simonster28
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riverlife, Owner at Splash White Water Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Hi

Many thanks for coming to visit us in chilly November!. Sometimes the crisp winter days are great for rafting as you get to see the river and the countryside in a different light. So far this year it has been really mild we never seem to get the same weather two years running these days.

Another activity off the list? Let is know what your list is, we like lists!

Once again many thanks to your swimming friends for trusting Splash with your day out.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We were here at the weekend and had a great time if not a bit nerve shattering for us older ones we were all family and took up two rafts which were at war all the way down, the instructors were mental joining in throwing the men in, it was great fun and well worth the cold and wet. We will be back next year !!

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank wendypenman23
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riverlife, Owner at Splash White Water Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Hi Guys

Magic to hear that you guys had a great time on the river even with the cold that is part and parcel of winter time with Splash Scotland. Love it when families do adventure activities together . Thanks for choosing Splash and we hope to see you next year again. If the cold gets a bit much we have Splash Spain as well!

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