Water By Nature grew out of a passion for running rivers and taking a bunch of like-minded people to remote and exciting parts of the world.

It was founded by Kiwi, Hamish McMaster, who had spent many years guiding the best rivers around the globe, in countries like Nepal, Zambia, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, America and Europe. His vision was to start a company dedicated to providing safe, fun, exciting and cultural trips for clients and guides alike with a simple purpose: to make people feel happy and alive. He leads a team of world-renowned river professionals, who have helped him to realise this vision.

What we do

Water By Nature is one of leading rafting specialists in the world. Our classic river journeys are bucket list trips for most avid adventurers. We’ve added sailing, multi-activity and even canal boat holidays to help people enjoy being out on water and in nature in a variety of ways.  With 80% of our clients returning for a second trip, we must be doing something right!

Hamish still loves nothing more than getting out on a certain number of rafting and sailing adventures every year with his guests and family. It’s his ‘happy place’. He hopes to see you on the water.

Rafting has long been plagued by the myth that it is dangerous, extreme and only for adrenaline junkies. Rafting is our profession, so we take it seriously. We are serious about safety, about good food, good times and serious about fun! We offer trips to suit all ages and abilities. Our youngest client to date was 6 years old, and our most mature was a 83 year old who is still doing a new rafting trip with us every year. We have taken amputees on the Zambezi and have even taken a 74 year old blind chap, who did a 7-day Zambezi trip! We strive to offer you amazing experiences and keep you in the raft.

You will be assure by our knowledge of the adventure travel industry from the moment you call or email our offices in the UK or the US, until you get home safely after your trip. Our office staff can answer all your questions, whether it be about visas, flights or hippos. Our river crews have an unmatched level of experience in the white water industry. They will navigate you safely down the river, and fill you with knowledge of wildlife and local customs. They will also keep you amused with a few river stories from their years exploring the world.

We can’t wait to share an adventure with you soon.