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Venture Caledonia

24 Stronvar Drive | Glasgow, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G14 9AR, Scotland
+44 7799 244329
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Brilliant experience paddling for what seemed like hours. The weather was way better than forecast... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
EKerr2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Superb tour of Loch Lomond

Beautiful day for a tour of the loch, Billie was a good guide and let us get on doing our own... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Paul M
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Bespoke guided kayak tours and kayak camping trips based on Loch Lomond and Scottish West Highland freshwater and sea lochs. Over 16's only unless accompanied by a competent adult. All essential equipment provided, suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers alike,a safety induction will be provided and further instruction provided if required.
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24 Stronvar Drive | Glasgow, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G14 9AR, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant experience paddling for what seemed like hours. The weather was way better than forecast so really made the day. Would easily book this again.

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William W, Owner at Venture Caledonia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words and hope I see you again for another trip soon. Billy.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Beautiful day for a tour of the loch, Billie was a good guide and let us get on doing our own thing. Inchmurren was a good place to stop for lunch and allowed us to practice rescues etc. Highly recommend Venture Caledonia for both novice...More

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William W, Owner at Venture Caledonia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Glad you enjoyed the trip Paul. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Wife and I went on a 4 hour kayak tour of Loch Lomond with on a beautiful scorching day. Billy was a great guide, making sure to point out points of interest and wildlife along the. He did a great job of looking after us,...More

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William W, Owner at Venture Caledonia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Mark I'm really pleased you enjoyed the trip. Kayaking really isn't so difficult when you follow the instructions, relax into the experience and gain confidence with every paddle stroke. It would be great to see you on a tour again.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Went out on the Loch today with my dad and husband on a 4 hour guided tour with Billy. None of us had properly kayaked before except from trying it out briefly on holiday earlier this year. Billy was absolutely brilliant. Extremely professional and very...More

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William W, Owner at Venture Caledonia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Collette. Thanks for the kind words. It was great showing you guys Loch Lomond from a different perspective. Glad you went home happy. Hope to see you all again soon.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this tour. Billy was a great guide, he was friendly and knowledgeable, giving us lots of info about local walks and the loch's wildlife. He brought us to an osprey's nest and we were lucky enough to see it...More

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William W, Owner at Venture Caledonia, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks for the review Niamh I'm glad you both enjoyed the tour. Look forward to seeing you again. You will find the photos of venture Caledonia Facebook page.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We recieved the four hour Loch Lomond trip as a gift & what a gift it was!! My wife had never been kayaking before & was really nervous. Billy was great & took her through all the safety, skills & guidance on what to do,...More

Thank Peter K
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William W, Owner at Venture Caledonia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thanks for the kind words guys. I was great having you on the trip and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Despite some bad weather which meant that we could not fully enjoy the surrounding scenery, this proved to be a very good experience. Billy was very helpful and it was great fun. I will definitely return and would absolutely recommend.

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William W, Owner at Venture Caledonia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Hi thanks for the review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the trip in spite of the weather. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

My husband paul came with our daughter lucie for their first time and totally loved it, this was a very successful fathers day treat , I couldn't recommend this place enough, the instructor billy was very welcoming and helpful,they both thoroughly enjoyed the experience and...More

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William W, Owner at Venture Caledonia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Hi guys thanks for the review. Sorry weather wasn't better for you but I'm happy you still enjoyed it. Hopefully it'll be better next time

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We had a really enjoyable day with Billy at the weekend on our kayaking tour. None of us had done it before but Billy was quick to work with us one on one giving helpful tips and advice to improve once on the water. Sore...More

Thank Colleen R
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William W, Owner at Venture Caledonia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Hi. I'm please you all enjoyed the tour, and it certainly is a different activity for a hen party. I must say your mother was fantastic considering her doubts at the start she had a great time. Hope to see you again sometime.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable day helped by fantastic weather and brilliant scenery. Equipment was a very high standard and Billy was an excellent guide. Thanks for great afternoon myself and two boys really enjoyed it. Alan D

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William W, Owner at Venture Caledonia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thanks Alan it was great oing out with you guys and the brotherly rivalry was fun to see.

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