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Address: Clachnaharry Road | Clachnaharry Works Lock, Inverness IV3 8RA, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1463 715929
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Here at Explore Highland, we love the great outdoors.Based centrally in the...

Here at Explore Highland, we love the great outdoors.Based centrally in the Capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, wildlife, but best of all, a plentiful supply of water for open canoeing, river kayaking or sea kayaking.When you join us on a guided adventure or hire a boat for your own adventure, we will ensure that your time in the Highlands is truely memorable.We may be bias, but we feel that there is no better location in the world to explore.

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Fantastic time paddle boarding

My family hired wet suits after Christmas to go paddle boarding , I was amazed at the quality of suits for hire and Donald made sure we all had the correct fit , he is a really... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
Hazel P
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My family hired wet suits after Christmas to go paddle boarding , I was amazed at the quality of suits for hire and Donald made sure we all had the correct fit , he is a really helpful guy, and if your coming up to Inverness be sure to give. Paddle boarding a go ,it was the first time I... More 

Thank Hazel P
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Donald was so helpful and enthusiastic. We had a fantastic adventure, learned some skills and had the most delicious cup of tea and biscuits river side, while the sun began to dip behind the autumn trees. Would highly recommend Explore Highlands

Thank Joseb37
Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

2 of us canoed the Great Glen over 4 days, wild camping each night from West to East coast. We hired a canoe and kit from Explore Highland who also shuttled us to the start point. All equipment was top notch and well thought out. Donald was fantastic, really helpful. Weather was great, no sign of midges, the canals and... More 

Thank Marcusknowle
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

My sister and I had an amazing half day Kayak trek with Donald! It was a blast! Donald is so full of knowledge and so giving of his passion for the area and for the sport. Definitely a must for people visiting the Loch!

Thank annagillette7
Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Whenever someone asks my kids what they liked best about their visit to Scotland, they all say it was the paddle trip to Loch Ness by Explore Highlands. We visited Scotland in late July, 2016 from the U.S. and took the evening kayak trip to Loch Ness on a Sunday evening. Donald led our family (my wife, our four kids... More 

Thank johnfish04
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I did the evening Loch Ness kayak and it was a real highlight of my short break in Inverness. The standard of the equipment provided was great and Donald enthusiastically provides some first class tuition for participants. Conditions were near perfect as we paddled our double sit-on kayaks towards Loch Ness. We had a welcome break en route when we... More 

Thank venusScotland
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Donald organised a day Kayaking trip for us at short notice and despite the rain we all had the best time. He explained everything really well, providing detailed tips and guidance on how to watch the currents in the river. Plus we saw an Osprey! Loved the riverside brew - lovely touch. Honestly can't recommend him highly enough - book... More 

Thank Skylight2020
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Donald was very helpful with advice on the availability of his kayaks with an excellent list of other kit, safety and camping, available.

Thank YorkshireTeuchter
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

First of all, Donald is a great teacher. He had an abundance of patience and made the whole day fun and informative. We spent the day on the River Beauly and got to experience amazing scenery, not to mention watching nesting Osprey. The whole day was great fun and I would recommend it for the whole family. If Donald can... More 

Thank Lelleys
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

Donald was a fantastic instructor. Great equipment. Taught us the basics on the canal then took us out on the firth, beautiful scenery and seals popping up everywhere! Excellent value for the afternoon too.

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