Welcome to Explore Highland

Donald Macpherson offer’s bespoke canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding experiences in the Scottish Highlands.

Based on the Caledonian Canal in Inverness, Donald offers a wide range of paddlesports activities for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Operating throughout the year, offering equipment hire, guided day and multi-day paddling adventures plus national governing body qualifications and  skills courses. All services require prebooking.

Always aiming to offer a personal paddling experience. Known as the local paddling expert, offering a professional service to ensure you get the most out of your paddling experience. I may be bias, I do have some stunning paddling locations on my doorstep just waiting for you to explore.

Come join me on the water and see how beautiful the Scottish Highlands are first hand!

Explore Highland Services:

Donald can offer a wide range of paddlesport services mainly within the Scottish Highlands but regularly venturing further afield too;

New for 2016

Specialist Open Canoe & Sea Kayak Expedition Provider:


Offering regular planned and bespoke canoeing and kayaking adventure holidays throughout Scotland, including the Great Glen Canoe Trail. These guided adventures are guided by top professional coach and author.

Explore Highland also specialise in supporting bespoke paddling adventures and expeditions for groups wishing to self-guide. My local knowledge is second to none and can be invaluable in making your Scottish adventure a safe and memorable experience.

We specialise in offering support to;

  • Great Glen Canoe Trail adventures by canoe, by kayak and by stand up paddle board
  • River Spey, River Tay, River Dee and River Don expeditions by open canoe & touring kayak
  • East & West coast, Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides sea kayking expeditions
  • Coaching & guiding services on Highland rivers for both white water canoeists and kayakers

Contact Donald today to find out how he can help get you out on the water!