Canoe & Kayak Hire Shuttle Services

We can help out with our canoe or kayak and passenger shuttles when you hire equipment from In Your Element.

This service is only available for equipment hire customers for a minimum of 2 boats for 2 or more days.

If you’re looking for a shuttle-only service and don’t need to hire equipment you could try Highland Yaks, a specialist transport service for locations around Scotland.

You have the option of picking up the equipment yourself

You can pick up the canoes or kayaks from us using your own vehicle and roof rack. You will get 1 canoe or 2 sea kayaks (usually) on a fitted car roof rack safely.  If you happen to have J-bars or upright bars then you may get 2 or 3 kayaks on comfortably.
We have an inflatable roof rack available to hire (£10) if you don’t have your own roof bars,  Our handi-racks are only suitable for 1 boat at a time and you need to have a 4-door car in order to fit it (using straps through the door frames).  The handi-rack is not suitable for carrying tandem kayaks.
Please note: we do not hire out our canoe/ kayak trailers.

Where does our shuttle service operate?

Amongst other places here are some locations:

  • Great Glen Canoe Trail
  • River Spey
  • Loch Ericht
  • Loch Quoich
  • Loch Shiel
  • Moray Coast
  • West Coast of Scotland
  • Summer Isles and many more places.

    Why use our shuttle service?

    • We can pick you up from your accommodation, the railway station, bus station or Inverness airport and take you to where you want to go.
    • We can meet you at the start point of your boat journey and deliver the equipment to you.
    • We can meet you at your intended finish point where you can leave your vehicles.  We’ll then shuttle you to the start point with the equipment to save you another shuttle at the end of the trip.
    • We can meet you at the end of the journey and shuttle you back to your vehicles.
    • If some of your group have their own boats, we can transport them with the hire equipment (for an additional fee).