Available May, June, July, August and September

To canoe or kayak Loch Ness is an awesome experience and definitely something that should be on your bucket list.  Explore the beautiful, southern end of world famous Loch Ness in the company of a fully qualified canoe guide. We’ve been running guided canoe trips since 2004 and this is definitely up there with our most popular – often deemed a holiday highlight!

Our taster canoe tour is ideal for those that are short of time, or perhaps have younger children that you don’t think could sit still for a whole or half day!  Suitable for adults and children aged 5+. Young children (5 to 9 yo.) will sit on an extra third seat in the canoe, so there are still two people to paddle and control the canoe.

Starting from picturesque Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness, you will get the chance to experience a short paddling tour along the southern shore of Loch Ness in nice, stable open (Canadian-style) canoes.  Enjoy stunning views right up the loch; explore the mouth of the River Oich; and paddle past the old pier where steam trains used to unload their passengers.  These travellers would then jump on a paddle steamer for the journey up Loch Ness to Inverness in the days before a road was carved out of the imposing north shore.

No previous experience required, non-swimmers welcome.  A great way to experience Loch Ness up close.

Getting to Fort Augustus:

There are buses available from Inverness and Fort William or you can drive there along the A82 road. It’s a lovely little town and really worth a visit in its own right. Fort Augustus provides an awesome view up Loch Ness from its position at the southern end of this most iconic of Scottish lochs.

Suitability Minimum age: 5 yo. No previous canoe experience required.
Cost per person
£15 – £25pp
Wear Comfortable outdoor clothing, outdoor shoes, hat, waterproof jacket and sunscreen.  No special clothing is required.
Included All necessary paddling and safety equipment.
Location Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness


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Canoeing on loch ness