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River Bugging Experience

Perthshire - River Tummel   

• One and a half hours out on the water
• An introduction on dry land
• Tackle the rapids, drops and splashes of the river
• Safety equipment is provided by the venue

What's Included

  • Allow spending up to three hours at the venue, with approximately one and a half hours out on the water
  • You will be provided with wet suits, gloves, safety vests and helmets
  • After an introduction on dry land you'll try the bugs out on still water before you tackle the rapids, drops and splashes of the river under the guidance of an experienced instructor
  • Check our white water rafting section for more adrenaline filled white water rapid experiences from IntotheBlue

What Can I Expect

River Bugging is the latest craze in Scotland that hails from down under and adrenaline is guaranteed as you take to the River Tummel in Perthshire in your personal River Bug!

Bugging is a great way to see the river from a different perspective, whether it's in a full raging spate or showing the calmer face of the summer. In fact, high water or otherwise, bugging is a thrill a minute - river-based activity and not to be missed if you can keep a cool head when the spray is flying, the river is deep and you're getting soaked.

This centre was the first in Scotland to offer river bugging and this experience takes place on the Tummel river near Pitlochry. Since then several rivers in the area have been bugged but this is considered to be the original and the best. The bugs themselves are like blow up armchairs and work like a personal raft, as you sit in them and launch yourself down the fast flowing waters, negotiating your own path as you go.

Before you head off you'll be kitted out in all the usual gear, but with one extra addition that is the key to this bugging lark - webbed gloves! These allow you to paddle, control and steer the bug as your hurtle down the river and are amazingly effective.

Don't worry if you've never done river bugging before, you'll get expert tuition from some of the world's most experienced white-water professionals, including the acknowledged pioneer of bugging, who just happens to be the chief instructor - and who has come all the way to Scotland from New Zealand to spread the river bugging word.


• River Bugging session take place on weekdays and weekends throughout the year
• Morning and afternoon sessions are usually available


  • Perthshire - River Tummel

Suitable For

  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Maximum weight is 16 stone
  • There's an element of risk, of course, because the water is cold and fast
  • Expert tuition and a ratio of one instructor to just four bug-riders
  • Non swimmers are accepted but will need to make instructors aware


  • Spectators are welcome at no additional cost, although this is not an ideal spectator activity
  • There's a Clubhouse, toilets, catering - hot and cold food available

Anything Else

  • Good quality and very reasonably priced accommodation is available on site (early booking is essential)
  • There are also numerous hotels close-by


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 2
Recommend to Friend 2
about 4 years ago
A group of six ladies thouroughly enjoyed river bugging on the river Tummel. It was hard work but worth it. Our instructors worked very hard and were excellent. Thank you for a great day out
Pat Fotheringham
about 5 years ago
fantastic definitely recommend
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