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Explore Highland

Clachnaharry Road | Clachnaharry Works Lock, Inverness IV3 8RA, Scotland
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Fantastic, Welcoming Experience on Loch Ness

We booked a last-minute 1/2 day trip on a tandem kayak & had a brilliant time. Donald is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Krystle B
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Stand Up Paddleboarding

I visited Explore Highland with my family, 2 adults and 2 children for an evening of SUPing... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
simoncherrett
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Bielefeld
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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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“great glen” (4 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a last-minute 1/2 day trip on a tandem kayak & had a brilliant time. Donald is very knowledgeable about the area, provided lots of local information about what we saw during the trip, a good coach & very friendly. It was a relaxing,...More

Thank Krystle B
Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Krystle for your lovely comments. Hope you had a lovely time in Inverness over the weekend and many happy returns for the end of the month. :-) Regards Donald Explore Highland

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I visited Explore Highland with my family, 2 adults and 2 children for an evening of SUPing. Donald was absolutely brilliant with his instruction, no nonsense approach and can do attitude. I mention in particular his ability to make all of us feel secure when...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic day out on Loch Ness! Donald was a great instructor and knew all about the area's history. Would definitely sign up for another one of his trips next time I'm up here. As a solo traveler signing up for things like this can seem...More

Thank salk92
Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi Sarah, Thanks for joining my Paddle Loch Ness trip, and your very kind review. Look forward to paddling with you again when next back up in the Highlands. Regards Donald Explore Highland

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

A group of us recently completed the Great Glen Canoe Trail, booked through Donald at Explore Highland. This guy literally wrote the book on canoeing the Great Glen (no really, he did. We bought 4 copies!) and really knows his stuff. A few of the...More

Thank nrshallcross
Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thanks Nick. Was a pleasure to assist you and your group take on the Great Glen Canoe Trail in May/June. Looking forward to catching up again in the near future. Regards Donald Explore Highland

Reviewed 15 July 2017

An epic four days in the summer isle. Donald is a highly experienced coach and guide. His experience shone when the weather conditions changed on us and he made alternative plans so that we did not miss out on any sea kayaking. He went out...More

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Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Many thanks Rosie. Was again a pleasure to paddle with yourself & Mel again. Look forward to the next time. Regards Donald Explore Highland

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We did the great glen canoe trail self guided from Fort William to Inverness and hired the canoe and equipment . We didn't put down all the equipment we wanted but Donald the owner had extra out just in case which we did need and...More

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Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks Nick for your review and kind comments. Regards Donald Explore Highland

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I was part of a large group that was divided into two families. The first two families went out and had a spectacular time with Donald. My group (the second two families) had a much different experience. Two of the teenagers had never kayaked before...More

Thank Felisha K
Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Really disappointing you felt that. There were some issues with the second group which clearly made you feel unhappy. On booking, directions including a google map link were sent by email to the organiser. The first group turned up ready and on time for a...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Myself and 5 other friends took part in a great Sunday afternoon canoeing experience with our superb guide, Donald. Couldn't have asked for anything better - the weather was amazing and the views were outstanding. Everyone fully enjoyed themselves and we were all gutted when...More

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Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your time out on the water. And hope the curry was great! Regards Donald Explore Highland

Reviewed 5 June 2017

I paddled Loch Ness with Donald on a Sunday Afternoon and it was amazing! I even showed up at the wrong place to start the day but Donald also happened to be there and had me jump in his vehicle and took me to the...More

Thank Gary F
Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hi Gary, Thanks for leaving some feedback. It was great paddling with you and what a shame you paddling partner in crime lent a little too far :-) You can always say it was a freak wave created possibly by Nessie. Glad you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

We were very late by the time we reached the spot. We booked kayaking with Donald between 10 and 1PM. Due to car problem we were not able to make it on time. But, Donald was outstanding and was happy to accommodate us until 2.15...More

Thank Sivakumar C
Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review. It was a joy to paddle with you all. Hope you had a safe journey back down to Southampton. Regards Donald Macpherson Explore Highland

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