Touring Kayak Hire

Explore Highland offer touring kayak hire for your next Scottish adventure. By providing only the best equipment and support, you can be sure that your hire equipment will really make your paddling adventure 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 touring kayak hire charge are

  • Half day hire – N/A, (Please join one of the planned half day guided trips)
  • One day – £35, (Only available when hiring four or more boats for a full day)
  • Two days – £65
  • Three days – £95
  • Four days – £125
  • 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 touring kayak?

Explore Highland include the following kit FREE OF CHARGE with all touring kayak hires:

  • 220cm touring paddle
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Neoprene spray deck
  • Side cut helmet for moving water
  • Throw bag
  • Towline for group leader

What extras can I hire?

We offer paddlers the following extras:

  • Wetsuit
  • Soft roof rack system  (Max 2x kayaks only)
  • Pair of 3m straps set
Touring Loch Ness by kayak

Touring kayaks on Loch Ness

Where can I use the kayak?

You can use these kayaks on Scottish lochs, sheltered coastal waters and rivers up to and including grade 2 (including Rivers Ness, Spey, Oich, Conon & Beauly).  For grade 3 or above, Explore Highland guiding is required.

Book your touring kayaks now!

Fill in the required details below and hit send. Donald will get back to you ASAP.

Your Name (required field)

Email Address (required field)

UK Contact Number (Early evening is normal contact time)

Number of solo touring kayak(s) required (required field)

Are you collecting the touring kayak(s) from Explore Highland Office, Inverness

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

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

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

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

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

Additional touring kayak equipment required (including paddles, spray decks & buoyancy aids) can be arranged when booking is confirmed.

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