Equipment Hire

At Explore Highland we love outfitting groups to ensure everyone is fully equipped whether for a day trip or a week-long paddling adventure in the Scottish Highlands.

We offer paddlers the best hire equipment so that you can truly enjoy your paddling experience. This includes equipment from Venture Canoes, P&H Sea Kayaks, Red Paddle Co., Feelfree Kayaks, Peak UK, Lomo Watersports, and Vango.

The main paddling, canoeing & camping hire equipment items available are listed below.

Please ask if you need something that is not listed as we may be able to help.

Loch Ness wild camping

Looking down Loch Ness from inside a Vango Halo 200

Paddling Hire Kit

Additional chargeable paddling items;

  • Full body wetsuits – £7.50
  • Wetsuit shoes – £4.50
  • Paddling jackets – £7.50

Canoeing Hire Kit

Additional chargeable canoeing items;

  • Canoe poles – £10.00
  • Solo canoe sailing kit (suitable for use with foot masts fitted to all 15′ canoes) – £20.00
  • Tandem downwind sailing kits – £20.00
  • Additional 30-litre barrels – £4.00
  • Additional 60-litre barrels – £5.00
  • Additional clip in seat suitable for under 12-year-olds to make canoe a triple (for day trips only) – £5.00

Camping Hire Kit

Additional chargeable camping items;

  • Toilet kits – £5.00
  • Vango Halo 200, 2 person medium tent – £30.00
  • Vango Omega 250, 2 person large tent – £30.00
  • Vango Adventure Tarp – £10.00
  • Sleeping roll mats – £2.00
  • Stove, Windsheild, Gas & Matches – £10.00
  • Additional C500 Gas canister – £8.00
  • Cooking sets including pots, pans & kettle – £10
  • Eating sets including plate, bowl, cup & cutlery – £5.00
  • 10l Water carriers – £5.00 

Items are only available to those who are hiring crafts from Explore Highland. All additional hire item costs are for the duration of your hire period, NOT a per day charge.

Please complete the downloadable Additional Kit List which should be submitted at the time of booking your hire & shuttle.