Welcome to Explore Highland

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

Based on the Caledonian Canal in Inverness, Explore Highland run by Donald Macpherson offer a wide range of paddlesport activities for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Paddling throughout the year Explore Highland services include boat & equipment hire, guided half, day and multi-day trip able to deliver national governing body qualifications and  skills courses.

Always aiming to offer a personal paddling experience, Donald is known as the local paddling expert and ambassador of the sport. Offering his professional services, ensuring you get the most out of your paddling adventure. The Highlands are renowned for its stunning landscape, scenery & wildlife which is just waiting for you to explore with our great kit.

Come paddle with Explore Highland and see how beautiful the Scottish Highlands are first hand!

PLEASE NOTE: All hire & guided services require advanced booking (minimum 48 hours)!

Explore Highland Services:

Donald can offer a wide range of paddlesport services within the Scottish Highlands, and regularly venture further afield;

  • Canoe, kayak and standup paddleboard hire for paddlers taking on multi day Highland paddling adventures
  • Equipment shuttle services for the Great Glen Canoe Trail, River Spey, Glen Affric and more
  • Paddle Loch Ness guided half day tripswith early morning, afternoon and evening/sunset paddle options
  • Full day & multi day guided paddling trips with open canoes, touring kayaks, sea kayaks and standup paddleboards
  • Bespoke family and group trips available using either tandem canoes or tandem sit on top kayaks

New for 2017

Specialist Open Canoe & Sea Kayak Expedition Provider:

Explore Highland on Loch Lochy

Explore Highland offer regular open and private group canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding adventure holidays throughout the Highlands & Islands. These guided adventures are lead by Donald Macpherson who is a full time multi-discipline paddlesports coach, guide and author. As an ambassador for the sport and local, his knowledge is invaluable in making your Scottish paddling adventure safe and very memorable.

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