Canoe Hire

Explore Highland offer open canoe hire throughout Scotland including the Scottish Highlands for the likes of the Great Glen Canoe Trail, River Spey Descent and Glen Affric. We offer everything from a single solo or tandem expedition outfitted canoe to a full fleet. By providing only the best equipment and support, you can be sure that your hire equipment will really make your next canoeing adventure holiday that extra bit special.

When out paddling under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, you must take responsibility for your own actions on and off the water. We can help by providing you with our local knowledge, responsible access and safety information before you head off on your adventure.

As a responsible business, boat hire is only available to those with some paddling experience. For those who have no experience or looking at venturing into unknown waters, a professional guided service is available.

Please see our Hire Agreement Form for full details.

What are the hire costs?

Explore Highland canoe hire charge are

  • Half day hire – N/A, (Please join one of the planned half day guided trips)
  • One day – £40, (Only available when hiring four or more boats for a full day)
  • Two days – £75
  • Three days – £110
  • Four days – £145
  • Fifth day of hire is FREE OF CHARGE

For longer hires, please ask

Download the current Canoe, Kayak, SOT & SUP Hire Pricelist

What’s included when hiring a canoe?

Explore highland include the following kit FREE OF CHARGE with all canoe hires:

  • Paddles & spare per canoe
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Side cut helmet, for moving water trips
  • Kneeling mat, for solo paddlers
  • Sponge/bailer per canoe
  • 60 litre dry bag per person for day tripping and expeditions
  • 60 litre dry barrel per canoe for expeditions
  • 5 metre lashing cord to secure kit into canoe
  • Folding portage trolleys and straps for Great Glen Canoe Trail groups

What extras can I hire?

We offer paddlers the following extras:

  • Wetsuit
  • Aluminium canoe poles
  • Tandem downwind sailing kit
  • Additional clip in seat

Local guide/coach and shuttle service also available.

Book your canoe hire now!

Your Name (required field)

Email Address (required field)

UK Contact Number (Early evening is normal contact time)

Number of tandem canoes required (required field)

Number of solo canoes required (required field)

Are you collecting the canoes from Explore Highland Office, Inverness />

Where would you like the canoe(s) drop off?

Date/Time you required the canoe(s) (required field)

Are you returning the canoe(s) to Explore Highland Office, Inverness

Where do you need the canoe(s) collected from?

Date/Time you required the canoe(s ) collected (required field)

Additional canoeing equipment required (including paddles & buoyancy aids) can be arranged when booking is confirmed.

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