FQAs

What is canyoning?

Canyoning is a combination of walking, swimming, floating, cascading down natural chutes and water slides and sometimes using special rope systems when including lowering or abseiling. Nearly 80% of the time is spent in the water. For a best understanding of canyoning watch our Canyoning Videos.

Is canyoning safe?

Like any other adventure sport, canyoning involves risk. To control it, we have professional experienced guides and high quality safety equipment. All safety procedures in the canyon are the result of thousands of tours we have already done. All clients are obliged to strictly follow instructions of our guides.

I can’t swim

Don’t worry, it is not essential to be able to swim. We can provide you with Buoyancy aids, to aid you in the water. Although be aware canyoning is a full submerged activity where you will be in the water for durations of the trip.

Do I need experience? What is the minimum age?

Experience in canyoning is not necessary. Guides will teach you all of the necessary techniques for a safe tour. Minimum age for basic canyoning is 8 years and for extreme version 15 years. Skye Highland Adventures holds the right to refuse any minor if it considers s/he will not be able to do the activity.

Are jumps obligatory?

Jumps are not obligatory and can be bypassed.

Which equipment is provided?

Basic equipment consists of long wetsuit pants specially designed for canyoning with knee pads and shin guards, long wetsuit jacket, personal floating device (PFD or life jacket) and a helmet + body harness. 5mm wetsuits are used which will keep you super warm and we also provide wetsuit socks.

What do I need to bring with me? Can I take my sun/glasses?

Swimming suit, towel, clothes to change after the tour, trainers. We recommend that you bring disposable contact lenses if you normally wear glasses. Bring any personal medications such as asthma spray, epi-pen or antiallergic preparation. Please notify our guide about your medical condition. Please do not bring your valuables or leave them in your car. While anything left with us will be quite safe, Skye Highland Adventures can not take responsibility for your valuable items.

Sun glasses are not necessary in the canyon but if you want to take them, make sure they are tied.

Sight glasses or contact lenses can be brought. Make sure you tie glasses. All jumps in the canyon can be bypassed.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, you can. If you are taking a camera, Skye Highland Adventures holds no responsibility for these. Make sure you keep it well zipped in a plastic or waterproof bag. Disposable waterproof cameras are also a fun option. Skye Highland Adventures will not take responsibility for any lost items or valuables.

Are meals included? Is alcohol allowed?

Meals are not included. On the finish point you will find a bar, a restaurant and a small market. Alcohol before or during a tour is strictly forbidden! Activity must be taken seriously and demands concentration and ability to react.

Level of difficulty

We tailor the activety to the ability of each individual, we will make sure the pace is right for everyone . Experience is not necessary.

Does the price include insurance?

At Skye Highland Adventures we have full public liability insurance of up to 5million, but do not provide personal insurance. This means if you have an accident, or hurt yourself on our trips as a result of your own fault, you will not be covered under our insurance. This is standard policy. We advise that if you feel it necessary to take out your own personal insurance you should. Feel free to Contact Us for more information.

How and when should I make a reservation?

You can book online at www.skyehighlandadventures.co.uk or calling +44 (0) 7495526403

 

How do we get to the river?

We will meet you at an allocated meeting place close to the canyon itself. This will be sent to you on your booking confirmation.

Who else will be on a tour? Can I book as an individual?

Other individuals or groups who made a reservation for the same day as you did. On average we send 8-9 people on one guide. You can book as an individual and we will join you to one of the groups.

Can I reserve a private tour?

Yes, you can. You can write us an email at info@skyehighlandadventures.co.uk or calling +44 (0) 7495526403. The price of this tour depends on the period of the year, transfer and number of people.

What is the price of the tour and how do I pay?

Pricing can be found on our web page under trip details. Special prices are given for group trips, multiple trips with our agency and youth groups.

 

Will the tour be cancelled if it rains?

In case of small rainfall, canyoning tours are usually not cancelled unless extremely bad weather conditions or heavy rainfall.

What happens in case of a sudden thunderstorm?

In case of a sudden thunderstorm and before beginning of the tour, Skye Highland Adventures holds the right to cancel or reschedule the tour.

We hold the right to cancel the tour 1 or 2 days before the tour depending on weather conditions.

If the tour has been paid and then cancelled because of weather conditions, refund is 100% of the price.

 
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