Until further notice, we will also require all shuttle passengers to wear face-masks while in our vehicles.  For longer journeys we will build in a short break to get some fresh-air and travel with air-conditioning on/ windows slightly ajar, to aid in the circulation of air in the vehicle.

You may or may not have your own means of transporting boats and equipment to your chosen paddling location.  We can help out with our canoe or kayak shuttle and passenger transport service.

Passenger shuttle service

This service is only available for equipment hire customers [minimum 2 boats] – we do not offer a shuttle-only service.  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.

Click here to visit Highland Yaks website


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/ uprights 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 shuttle service
  • River Spey
  • River Tay
  • River Dee
  • River Glass & River Beauly
  • Loch Lomond
  • Loch Tay
  • Loch Awe
  • Loch Ericht
  • Loch Quoich
  • Loch Shiel
  • Moray Coast
  • Argyll Kayak Trail
  • West Coast of Scotland
  • Summer Isles and many more places.

Why use our canoe/ kayak shuttle service?

  • We can pick you up from your accommodation, the railway station, bus station or 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.
  • We have 4 vehicles available for shuttles and 3 boat trailers so have the capacity to transport large groups.
  • If some of your group have their own boats, we can transport them with the hire equipment.

Shuttle costs

Our costs are based on mileage from our bases plus staff time, so can provide a quote for any location that you have in mind.  Here are some of our more popular shuttles with associated costs to give you an idea of what’s involved.

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Note: These costs are applicable to one shuttle journey for up to 4 people travelling together with the equipment.  For 5-8 people requiring transport, a supplement of £30 will apply.  We can shuttle more than 8 people, but additional vehicles will be required at an additional cost.