Water by Nature blog

Island Highlights of French Polynesia

Hamish McMaster


French Polynesia has over 120 islands and atolls spread over more than 1200 miles in the Pacific Ocean. Split into a number of archipelagos, (Austral, Gambier, Marquesas, Society and Tuamotu) this French collectivity offers a unique experience when exploring by sailboat. Whilst you would need a month (or more) to explore all the islands and […]

The Best Whitewater Rafting in Australasia

Hamish McMaster


Ever wondered where the best whitewater rafting in Australasia is?  We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites which we hope you’ll get to experience. Where to raft in Australasia – get ready for some excitement The Watut River, Papua New Guinea Despite being one of the best rivers in the world for whitewater rafting, […]

Getting to and from the river is always an adventure

Hamish McMaster


During my years under my amazing mentor Dave Allardice in Nepal, getting to or from the river was always going to be an adventure. As guides and trip leaders, we always had the peace and tranquility, plus our adrenaline fix of being on the river, but as soon as we got off the river, we […]

Rafting adventures for solo travellers

Hamish McMaster


Considering a whitewater rafting trip but don’t have anyone to go with? No problem. Rafting makes an excellent adventure for solo travellers. And it’s a trend that is on the rise. Before the pandemic in 2019 just under 24% of our guests were solo travellers, however last year that leapt to over 41%. Why the big […]

The Top Five Most Adventurous Rafting Trips

Hamish McMaster


We often get asked what the most adventurous rafting trips are that we offer. As a company we have a pedigree searching out and running these off-the-beaten-track destinations, often when others won’t. Why don’t they run them? Because getting rafts, guides and gear to these destinations is often very challenging, but in our experience, the […]

How to choose a reputable Zambezi rafting outfitter

Hamish McMaster


The Zambezi is one of the world’s greater white water rafting destinations. If you are thinking about taking on this spectacular river, you will want to choose a reputable Zambezi rafting outfitter that will provide the best possible experience, both for you and the local people in Zambia or Zimbabwe. So what should you look […]

Why you should visit Montenegro

Hamish McMaster


If you need a reason to visit Montenegro, read on. Montenegro is a Balkan country that is rapidly growing in popularity. It’s easy to see why, with its rich cultural history influenced by the Venetians, Romans and Ottomans. But it’s the natural scenery that will really take your breath away. From the stunning Adriatic coastline, […]

Things to do before or after rafting the Zambezi

Hamish McMaster


You’re taking on the best white water rafting river of them all, but what are some other things you can do before or after rafting the Zambezi? After all, it’s a long way to go and it makes sense to maximise your time in this beautiful part of the world. Here are ten suggestions – seven local […]

Whitewater rafting the Tamur, Nepal – adventure travel at its best

Hamish McMaster


Whitewater rafting the Tamur River in Nepal should be on your list of ‘must raft’ rivers. Fed by snow melt from the third highest mountain in the world – Kanchenjunga – the Tamur provides exceptional whitewater rafting. It has nearly 130 rapids over a 120km stretch, and almost continuous grade IV rapids on day one […]