Activities & Attractions

River Spey Canoeing and Family Paddling with Cairngorms Activities

Join us for an idyllic and gentle paddle on the picturesque River Spey.

With the beautiful Cairngorm peaks as your backdrop, paddle this majestic river with your family or friends in stable Canadian canoes.

Your guide will show you how to manoeuvre your boats before you head off to enjoy a guided tour, spotting wildlife and relaxing in the beautiful natural surroundings as you go. Suitable for ages 7+ years, you’ll be provided with all the kit you need for a safe and enjoyable paddling experience.

We'll head out to our start point by mini-bus and after a relaxing meander downriver, we'll end up back at Craggan Sands at the centre. For families with younger children, our Family Paddling sessions are a great alternative.

Taking place on our purpose-built paddling pond you'll get the opportunity to practice paddling in a variety of crafts, including Canadian canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, all with instruction and guidance from our friendly and knowledgable instructors. Our Family Paddling sessions are suitable for those aged 18+ months plus and take place in a great paddling environment for beginners..

Opening Times

Open daily from 09:00 - 17:00. Evening sessions also available upon request. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Features & Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed Bar
  • Lunches
  • Children Welcome
  • Car Park
  • Cards Accepted

How to find us

Recognised as ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards, Cairngorms Activities is your go-to for all kinds of adventures in the great outdoors. Their friendly and knowledgeable guides are experts in delivering five-star sessions, from canoeing on the Spey to archery amongst the mountains. Their home boasts panoramic views to the Cromdale Hills and the Cairngorms with an emphasis on offering easy access to a choice of fun and challenging activities. Adventures include clay pigeon shooting, gorge walking, kayaking, BattleZone laser tag and River Spey canoeing trips to name a few. Their 9-hole golf course is designed to suit beginners to the seasoned golfer, or if you fancy a twist on tradition they also offer foot and disc golf! They have a Clubhouse Cafe to refresh after your activities, offering food and refreshment options with a licensed bar.

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