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About Explore Highland
Here at Explore Highland, we love the great outdoors.Based centrally in the Capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, wildlife, but best of all, a plentiful supply of water for open canoeing, river kayaking or sea kayaking.When you join us on a guided adventure or hire a boat for your own adventure, we will ensure that your time in the Highlands is truely memorable.We may be bias, but we feel that there is no better location in the world to explore.
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Excellent, challenging activity for the family. Donald was a great coach and guide. Humour, knowledgeable and encouraging. Pushed us to our limits, kept it fun, but also held safety in mind. We had 3 in our party for the group of 8. It was tandems,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Orangsd
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were super excited to do the kayaking trip on Loch Ness and traveled to Scotland for the day to do it. Upon booking, I did read the terms & conditions notice where it said that if sufficient numbers were not reached,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jayteeyou
Reviewed 11 October 2018

5 stars for Explore Highland for their friendliness, enthusiasm, expert coaching, patience, motivation, superb location choices, adaptability, organisation, equipment, and most importantly tea and biscuits :-) Both trips were above and beyond my expectations. It's all about the journey :-)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mairi-J-N
Reviewed 3 October 2018

From Fort William to Inverness on a Canadian canoe. amazing, thrilling, bit scary, I would do it again in a heat bit. good organization, lots of fun and banter.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tatianaw651
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Two of us rented a canoe and equipment for a week. When picking up our canoe and on the shuttle, Donald was absolutely fantastic. He was helpful and informative and the equipment he provided was in perfect condition. Would highly recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lucy J
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We are a family of four (2 kids - 10 & 11). We wanted to paddle on the Caledonian Canal, and found 'Explore Highland' so we did the Paddle Loch Ness trip. We had a great time. Donald is a great host and as we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gary O
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I bought this trip for my Dad's birthday (late 60s) but I went with him, and my three kids (aged 8 - 15). We all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. It was a little wet but it didn't spoil the amazing tranquility of the gorge, or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MoFamilyInverness
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The sup session was fantastic very patient coach gained a lot of insight into paddle boarding will definitely be doing it again very enjoyable experience everything needed provided all you need is a will to give it a go

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Archerjim
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This was a first for my family, and turned out to be one of the best things we've done. We went to a local river (because of the weather), and were given excellent instruction on paddling. The equipment was good, and I like the fact...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jmk2792
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I arranged an evening paddle boarding trip of four hours. I contacted Donald by email to check whether it would be suitable for a novice and was surprised by how prompt the reply was considering his working hours are spent out doors. \Booking and payment...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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James O
25 April 2018|
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Response from Donald M | Property representative |
Hi James, Not sure which canoeing trip you are interested in. If under 12 years old, I recommend the 4 hour/half day trips. Any longer they may find it a little too long and tire. Happy to take kids (accompanied with... More
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