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Otter Adventures

Otterburn, Strontian PH36 4HZ, Scotland
+44 7521 676274
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Great Experience in a beautiful location

Myself and my partner went canoeing on the stunning Loch Sunart . I am not confident in the water... read more

Reviewed today
madlizzie04
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Great family adventure

We went for the half day kayaking experience. Karl was very patient, knowledgable about the area... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pictabogie
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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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Otter Adventures is a 'slow adventure' tourism company based on the shores of beautiful Loch Sunart. Our principle aim is to help you explore and understand this beautiful wilderness landscape through human powered journeys on land or on the water. All our trips are tailored to you and we can offer guiding in canoe, kayak, walking, scrambling and cycling (off road and on road). They can be a half or full day or I can create a bespoke multi day trip for you based upon our own ideas or one of your very own. Get in touch with us and let us know what your idea of 'adventure' is and we will come up with a unique journey to help you #EscapeToWildPlaces.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Otterburn, Strontian PH36 4HZ, Scotland
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+44 7521 676274
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Reviewed today via mobile

Myself and my partner went canoeing on the stunning Loch Sunart . I am not confident in the water, however Karl made me feel at ease and taught us so many interesting things that I forgot that I actually had a fear. We saw different...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We went for the half day kayaking experience. Karl was very patient, knowledgable about the area and local hotspots for wildlife spotting. His equipment was first class and he even met us close to our accommodation to launch the kayaks. Highly recommend.More

Thank Pictabogie
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Karl B, Owner at Otter Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded today

I'm always learning something new about the area and finding new places to discover wildlife (much of this week has been about jellyfish, starfish and sea urchins due to the very low tides). So pleased to hear that you had a great time and thank...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a two hour Kayak trip on our last evening staying at Otterburn B&B. It was our first ever experience of kayaking and Karl was a brilliant instructor. Karl was very patient and his knowledge and many years of kayaking made our trip so...More

Thank David R
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Karl B, Owner at Otter Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you David. It was wonderful to be able to introduce you to the delights of kayaking and also Loch Sunart (from on the water). You both did very well during your journey and I'd love to see you both again in the future.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

If we were to summarize the experience in just one word: SERENDIPITY ! We had a memorable afternoon with Otter Adventures. It was a totally spontaneous kayak trip planned in the morning, instead of a day trip to Isle of Skye and we don’t regret...More

Thank RoxA10
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Karl B, Owner at Otter Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I was just pleased to have a spare morning for you as it had been a very busy May! It was a memorable journey - for all the right reasons. A wonderful journey, great company and decent weather. Just a shame there wasn't more wildlife...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

My husband and I spent an awesome morning this week with Karl on the loch. He is so friendly, patient and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain exactly how to paddle the canoe. He stayed right with us the whole time chatting and sharing...More

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Karl B, Owner at Otter Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you - you are really kind. It was pleasure to paddle with you and share some of my passions; not just the canoeing, but the environment and the history / culture of the region as well. I'm glad you pointed out that the cakes...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

What an adventure!! Karl is fab and looked after the three of us beautifully we were first timers and took our daughter for her 23rd birthday she loved it. It was raining when we started out but not a problem as Karl suited and booted...More

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Karl B, Owner at Otter Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

It was still a great trip - despite the weather at the start! Seeing familiar landscapes from a different perspective (on the water) does bring a new outlook. While I do my best to explain the local landscapes, history, culture, wildlife, etc. I am always...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

As Karl will testify I booked our trip months in advance for myself and my 2 teenage sons. As the time grew closer I was a little nervous as I'm not very confident around water so the trip was a challenge for me as mu...More

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Karl B, Owner at Otter Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

It does pay to book early (and you did!) - especially as I am getting much busier this year and the Family Canoe Adventure days (such as you had) are becoming more popular. Both you and your sons did an excellent job - a very...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Had a brilliant experience sea kayaking as a family of 3. Karl, our guide gave us good, straightforward tuition and had a wealth of local knowledge around the wildlife and scenery. The afternoon tea was a much appreciated surprise! We certainly hope to be back...More

Thank TAAdams12
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Karl B, Owner at Otter Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

You all did a great job sea kayaking on Loch Sunart - pity about the lack of wildlife though! There are indeed lots of plans for longer trips; but everything I do is tailored to the group / family so it matches their abilities and...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

What a great experience! My partner and I being complete novices at Kayaking were slightly nervous but there was no need to be; Karl is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, experienced, and has fantastic equipment for keeping us warm and dry (and I feel the cold!). We'd 100%...More

Thank Rebecca O
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Karl B, Owner at Otter Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

It's great to hear that you have discovered not only a new activity to pursue, but also a wonderful area to come back to and explore further. You both did really well which gives me the confidence to take you both to so many places...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We enjoyed it so much on our first visit to Ardnamurchan in October 2017 that we came back and couldn't miss the opportunity of another kayak adventure with Karl. The beauty of the area is enhanced when viewed from a different perspective I.e. on the...More

Thank DJEDIS
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Karl B, Owner at Otter Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

And it'll be great to see you for a third trip - and there is still so much of Ardnamurchan yet to explore! Thank you for the review and I'm sorry there were so few seals around this week; but I hope the story about...More

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