Stand Up Paddleboard Hire

Explore Highland have thee latest fleet of Red Paddle Co. inflatable boards (ISUP’s) so you’ll be guaranteed to have the best you can get!

When hiring them from our Inverness base, you can have your paddleboard preinflated ready to paddle on the Caledonian Canal, Beauly Firth or to be loaded straight onto your own vehicle roof bars for adventures further afield.

If you don’t have roof bars on your own/hire vehicle, our paddleboards can be deflated and rolled away into their own back pack ready for you to load in your car boot or back seat to transport to the paddling destination of your choosing.

Our paddleboards are only for use on the Caledonian Canal, lochs and sheltered coastal waters. If you wish to use our stand up paddleboards on a river, please enquire as they are only allowed on some deep/slow moving grade 1 rivers to ensure the paddleboard hulls or fins aren’t damaging.

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 company, stand up paddleboard hire is only available to those with paddling and safety experience on the board and intended environments. For those who have no experience or looking at venturing into unknown waters, a professional guiding service is available.

Alternatively Donald can offer a skills/safety training workshop for those wishing to hire paddleboards without any experience.

Stand Up Paddleboard Hire Terms & Conditions

  1. Paddleboard hire is offered on the basis that hirers are appropriately experienced and qualified in the craft being hired, including safety & rescue in environment being used. NO instruction or safety cover is included.
  2. Buoyancy aid are offered with all paddleboard hires.
  3. £100 refundable security deposit paid by credit/debit card required per board at the time of collection.
  4. Minimum of 7 days notice required for all hires. Please see the online diary for Donald’s availability as longer may be required during peak season as frequently away guided multiday adventure holidays with little to no signal.
  5. Drop off/collection service is also available when booked at same time as your hire.
  6. Local information offered during hire/shuttle process.

For those with limited to no stand up paddleboarding experience, Donald run’s regular half day and full day trips plus offers bespoke guided adventure holidays which include coaching, guidance, transport and safety cover.

What are the 2018 stand up paddleboard hire costs?

Explore Highland stand up paddleboard hire charges are

  • Half day hire – NOT AVAILABLE. Please join one of the planned half-day guided trips
  • One day – £40, Only available when hiring four or more boards for a day or longer
  • Two days – £70, Only available when hiring four or more boards for a day or longer
  • Three days – £100
  • Four days – £130
  • Five days – £150
  • Six days – £175

For longer hires, please add £25 per day.

What’s included with our stand up paddleboard hire?

Explore Highland include the following kit FREE OF CHARGE  with all stand up paddleboard hires:

  • 1x Adjustable length paddle
  • 1x Spare split paddle per group
  • 1x SUP board ankle leash
  • 1x Titan Pump
  • 1x Removable rear fin
  • 1x 60l Lomo dry backpack
  • 1x 10l Lomo dry bag
  • 1x Peak UK Buoyancy aid
  • 1x Sponge

We can also offer the following for those who wish additional confidence or when on moving water:

  • Predator side cut helmet
  • Cargo net (Explorer boards only)
  • Waist mounted tow line

What extras can I hire?

We offer paddlers the following extras:

Please ask for a quote for coaching, guiding and/or shuttle services.

Paddle boards by Loch Duntelchaig

Stand up paddleboard How to Video’s

Book your stand up paddleboard hire now!

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Additional paddle board equipment required (including paddles & dry bag) can be arranged when booking is confirmed.

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