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Family Activities at Loch Tay

In Your Element offer a range of activities on-site at Loch Tay Highland Lodges, a short drive from Killin.  Activities are available to book for both guests staying at the Lodges and other visitors to the area, whether staying elsewhere or just passing by.

If you don’t see a date and time that suits, please get in touch to see if we can arrange a tailor-made session for you – scroll down to find out more.

  • For small family groups we offer a range of scheduled activities on fixed dates at fixed locations.  These can be booked online in advance.
  • For larger family groups we also offer private, tailor-made activity experiences.  These can be at locations across Scotland, with more flexibility over dates and times.  For large family gatherings a big Highland Games event can go down a treat!

Boat and Paddle Board Hire – If you are hoping to explore Loch Tay independently, we offer canoe, standup paddle board, katakanu (6-seater canoes) and motor boats for hire. Scroll down for hire information.

Pre and Post Event Food and Drinks

Delicious pre and post activity food and drinks is also available at the lovely onsite restaurant The Boathouse. Situated on the shoreline, next to our activity office at Loch Tay Highland Lodges,  their hearty menu and indoor and outdoor seating area will be the perfect addition to your activity day with us!  Choose from filled breakfast rolls with coffee, to lovely lunches using local and seasonal produce or perhaps a post event BBQ on the beach is more your thing.

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Katakanu Hire

Katakanus are available for hire daily from April until October at Loch Tay Highland Lodges and can be booked in advance, online, using the booking .

The katakanus are 6-seater, twin-hulled boats and are available for half-day hire. (requires at least 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 older children to paddle them).

They are a lovely way to explore Loch Tay independently. Pack some drinks and lunch and rest your paddles on one of the lovely loch shore beaches – the ideal day out with friends or family.

Boats hires are from 9:30AM-12:30PM for morning bookings and 1:30-4:30PM each day from our activity office on the shore, opposite The Boathouse Restaurant.

Price: £61 per boat (up to 6 people).

 

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Paddle Board Hire

Stand Up Paddle Boards are available for hire on a first come, first served basis at Loch Tay Highland Lodges (no pre-booking available).  Availability is subject to staff availability on any given day.

The price is £28 for 1 hour or £50 for up to 3 hours.

The price does not include wetsuit hire. 

However, if you are hiring a SUP and also wish to hire a wetsuit, they can be hired at a discounted price of £5 – (subject to availability). Standard price for hiring a wetsuit without board is £15. 

SUP Hire Availability

Although paddleboards will generally not be available to hire at Loch Tay from September to March, if you are in the area or on-site at Loch Tay Highland Lodges, pop by, and if we have staff and kit available for hire, we will hire out the equipment to you.

Canadian Canoe Hire

Canoes can be hired at Loch Tay Highland Lodges on a first come, first served basis (no pre-booking available).

Canoes (2-seater) can be hired for 1 hour for £33 or £50 for up to 3 hours – hire includes the boat, paddles and buoyancy aids.

Canoe Hire Availability (subject to staff availability on any given day)

Although Canadian Canoes will generally not be available to hire at Loch Tay from September to March, if you are in the area or on-site at Loch Tay Highland Lodges, pop by, and if we have staff and kit available for hire, we will hire out the equipment to you.

Scheduled Activities

Fixed dates, fixed locations and best for individuals, small groups and families

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    Archery Loch Tay

    £22
  • archery targets lined up

    Archery Strathyre, Callander

    £22
  • axes on axe throwing target

    Axe Throwing Loch Tay

    £17
  • person pulling axe from axe throwing target.

    Axe Throwing Strathyre, Callander

    £17
  • Canoeing on Loch Tay

    Canoe Loch Tay (Discovery)

    £25
  • Canoeing on Loch Tay

    Canoe River Lochay and Loch Tay

    £39
  • Canoeing Loch Lubnaig

    Canoeing Loch Lubnaig, Strathyre

    £25
  • Natalie Miller, Gorge walking

    Gorge Walking Brig o’ Turk, nr Callander (Adrenaline)

    £61
  • gorge walking - staff training day

    Gorge Walking Brig o’ Turk, nr Callander (Discovery)

    £40
  • girl gorge walking in a small river

    Gorge Walking Loch Tay (Discovery)

    £39
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding Scotland

    Guided Paddle Boarding Loch Tay

    £35
  • Off road segway in forest

    Off-Road Segway Experience, Loch Tay

    £30
  • river tubing

    River Tubing Loch Tay (Rivers Dochart & Lochy)

    £45

Tailor-made group activities

If you’re part of a larger group visiting the Loch Tay area and looking for something adventurous, allow us to entertain you with a full range of outdoor activities! Perhaps a canoe trip on Loch Tay, a mini-Highland Games, White Water Sledging on the Falls of Dochart, Gorge Walking at Killin or multi-activity treasure hunt! See below for more ideas.

Please note: A minimum number of 8 participants applies for tailor-made group bookings at Loch Tay.

Note we also offer activities in and around the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park – just a short drive from Loch Tay.

  • archery targets lined up

    Archery at a location near you

    £41
  • children pulling arrows out of target

    Archery Loch Tay

    £22
  • axes on axe throwing target

    Axe Throwing Loch Tay

    £17
  • Treasure Hunt Loch Tay

    Boat & Boot Treasure Hunt: Loch Tay

    £61
  • Canoeing on Loch Tay

    Canoe Loch Tay (Discovery)

    £25
  • Canoeing on Loch Tay

    Canoe River Lochay and Loch Tay

    £39
  • canoeing west highlands of scotland

    Canoeing at a location near you

    £50
  • Natalie Miller, Gorge walking

    Gorge Walking Brig o’ Turk, nr Callander (Adrenaline)

    £61
  • gorge walking - staff training day

    Gorge Walking Brig o’ Turk, nr Callander (Discovery)

    £40
  • girl gorge walking in a small river

    Gorge Walking Loch Tay (Discovery)

    £39
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding Scotland

    Guided Paddle Boarding Loch Tay

    £35
  • walking group in the mountains waving at camera

    Guided Walks – various locations

    £33
  • Highland Games

    Highland Games

    £49
  • river tubing

    River Tubing Loch Tay (Rivers Dochart & Lochy)

    £45
  • Blinfolded Team building challenges

    Team Challenges

    £50

Powerboat Hire (for fishing or non-fishing)

At Loch Tay Highland Lodges we have 2 types of boat available to hire for pleasure trips on the Loch and for fishing.

Our Pebble Boats only have a 4hp outboard engine and are tiller-steered from the engine itself.  These have a maximum carrying capacity of 4 people and are fine for a slow potter around the loch.  They can be hired with or without fishing permits.

Our Cruisers have 10hp engines, a maxiumum capacity of 6 people and have a steering console at the cabin, so much more intuitive for folks with no experience to drive.  Given the bigger engine, these are a better bet for really exploring Loch Tay for picnics and sightseeing. 

Hire costs include buoyancy aids (compulsory for all) and one tank of fuel. Note that our buoyancy aids suit age 3+.

Prices:

Pebble Boats (4-person) Full Day: £80

Cruisers (6-person) Full Day: £115

Boats are available between 9:00am and 4.00pm.

For more information on rules and regulations on fishing on Loch Tay, see the Fishing in the Trossachs website.

Please also read this CATCH AND RELEASE INFORMATION

Please note, there is no need for you to be staying at Loch Tay Highland Lodges to hire a boat, non-residents more than welcome. 

Powerboat Hire (non-fishing)

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