Paddle Aigas Gorge

The Aigas Gorge is part of the River Beauly river system. This lovely relaxed canoeing adventure takes you into a different world. Lush foliage, stunning rock formations set in a gorge environment. Stunning scenery, possibility to spot an osprey & other birds of prey and with a relaxed professional coach/guide, you will certainly have a memorable experience out on the water.

The four-hour trip is suitable for all paddler abilities. Family groups welcome. We mainly use tandem canoes for all planned trips but are able to offer sit on top kayak or even paddleboard options for bespoke bookings. 

Planned Trips

Explore Highland run a number of planned 4-hour trips on the River Beauly from Easter to October. These trips are normally planned for afternoons (1-5pm), however during summer dawn paddles (6-10am) and evening paddles (6-10pm) are possible.

Why do we use open canoes on the Aigas Gorge?

These canoes are….

  • Easy access/egress for adults and kits of all sizes
  • The width of the canoe makes them very stable 
  • Comfortable wooden webbed seating make the trip more enjoyable
  • Canoes are susceptible to wind so ideal in this very sheltered environment
  • Great parent and child bonding with the adults pairing up with their children working together as a team

Paddle Aigas Gorge dates are usually set approximately a month in advance. Please check the activity diary for dates & to book online.

Normal cost for planned trips is Adult £45pp, Under 18’s (5-17yo) £30pp.

Link to normal Paddle Aigas Gorge Information

Bespoke Paddle Aigas Gorge Trip

Explore Highland offer bespoke groups the opportunity to book a private Paddle Aigas Gorge trip.  Craft choice will depend on availability, however, we recommend tandem open canoes. For experienced stand-up paddler, paddleboards may be available on request.

Paddle Aigas Gorge planned trips are normally run in the afternoons (1-5pm), however during summer evening/sunset paddles (6-10pm), morning paddles (9-1) or sunrise paddles are available by request. 

Paddle Aigas Gorge trips start from £180.00 (based on minimum three adults or family )

  • 3x Adults – £60pp = £180
  • Family trip, 2x Adults £55pp + 2x U18’s £35pp (5-17yo) = £180

For larger groups, please email with number of adults & accompanied U18’s.

Contact Donald to book a bespoke Canoe, Kayak or SUP Aigas Gorge experience!