Due to major challenges in sourcing new canoe and kayak equipment across the industry at the moment (due to supplier issues and huge demand), we are having to make some difficult decisions to help preserve our existing fleet of boats.
For the time being, we won’t be accepting any new sea or touring kayak hire bookings. This may change if we can source new boats but otherwise, we will only be using our kayaks for guided group expeditions.
Additionally, we will not accept any canoe hire bookings for self-guided river trips, as our boats incur relatively more damage on these trips than on flat water. For the time being we will still accept bookings for lochs/ canals where we have availability.
Please note: we do not offer single-day canoe hire for less than 5 boats where delivery and collection are required.
We no longer offer single boat hire (for any duration) unless customers can collect & return equipment to our Inverness or Aviemore offices.
In general, we will only accept bookings for up to 8 people (4 canoes) where wild-camping is planned – this is to help minimise impact to wild campsites.
We offer a comprehensive canoe hire service, expedition outfitting and customer shuttle service
Inverness – Canoe hire available servicing Great Glen Canoe Trail, Glen Affric, West Coast (e.g. Knoydart, Loch Moidart, Loch Shiel) and North West Scotland.
Aviemore – Canoe hire – servicing the River Spey, Loch Ericht.
Loch Lomond/ Loch Awe/ Edinburgh to Glasgow – No boat hire available
Loch Tay– Canoe and SUP hire only – no pre-booking available, more info here
Other than Loch Tay, it is not possible to canoe directly from our equipment store locations, so transport will be required to reach your paddling venue. You have the option of transporting equipment yourself or booking our shuttle service (where it is possible).
All hire/ shuttle bookings must be made in advance in order that arrangements can be made to transport equipment to your chosen location.
We do not offer a shuttle-only service. This service is only for boat hire customers.