Stand Up Paddling Trips

Throughout the year, Explore Highland offer guided stand up paddleboarding trips. These can range from a 2 hour paddle on the Caledonian Canal, Inverness, to multi day adventures.

Based out of Inverness, we are spoilt for choice, however, being Scotland it’s always best to leave the decision of where to paddle till the day so accurate weather and wind forecasts can be sought for a more informed decision. Depending on location, seals, dolphins, osprey, otters and other wildlife may be spotted. No matter the location though or what wildlife we see, you’re guaranteed to have a great time!

Multi-day Stand Up Paddling Adventures

Booking a multi-day stand up paddling adventure allows greater scope to explore one or many locations around the Highlands. These can be wild camp, commercial campsite or accommodation based depending on the private group bookings preferences. Explore Highland can also offer full camping equipment (excluding sleeping bags) too.

Possible location options include;

  • Loch Ness – Fort Augustus to Inverness wild camp on the bank of Loch Ness
  • Loch Maree – wild camp out on one of the many islands
  • Loch Shiel – wild camp
  • Isle of Skye – single or multi-day adventures with lots of location options
  • West Coast Scotland – options including Inner Sound from Loch Duich, Plockton to Applecross, Torridon area, Summer Isles, Achmelvich, and Scourie area
  • more options available on request

Price for a multi-day guided trip start from £85pp per day, based on a minimum of three adults.

If you wish to book a private multiday guided trip, please check the diary page for clear date availability and email to book.  Email: info@explorehighland.com

Full Day Stand Up Paddling Trips

Inverness is surrounded by water including sea, lochs, and rivers. A full day paddling adventure allows more scope for location as we have time to transport you a little further afield to take you to a stunning location to enhance the wilderness effect. Normally a nine to five day consists of meeting at Explore Highland’s office, meeting and greeting over a cuppa, discussing the location options, then issuing out personal paddling kit . Once all loaded up we head off on a fab adventure.

Possible location options include;

  • Glen Affric – Loch Affric & Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin
  • Loch Ness
  • Loch Maree
  • Loch Laggan
  • Loch Oich
  • River Beauly
  • River Moriston
  • Beauly/Moray/Cromarty Firth
  • Eilean Donan Castle/Loch Duich
  • Plockton/Loch Carron

Price for 8 hours guided trip is £75pp, based on a minimum of three adults. Under 18’s (14-18yo) £55pp.

If you wish a private half day guided trip (not suitable for under 14 year olds), please check the diary page for clear date availability and email to book.  Email: info@explorehighland.com

Half Day/Evening Stand Up Paddling Trips

A half day paddling adventure still offers a little scope for location but to ensure quality time on the water and less transport time a more local location will be choosen. Normally a half day consists of meeting at Explore Highland’s office, meeting and greeting the group, quick discussion regards local options, then issuing out personal paddling kit for a quick change before heading out the door.

Possible location options include;

  • Loch Ness, launching from Dores Beach
  • Loch Ness, Foyers to Dores
  • Loch Dochfour/Loch Ness, launching from Dochgarroch
  • Loch Duntelchaig
  • Loch Achilty
  • Aigas Gorge (River Beauly)
  • Beauly/Moray Firth, launching from Clachnaharry, North Kessock or Rosemarkie

Price for 4 hours guided trip is £40pp, based on a minimum of three adults. Under 18’s (14-18yo) £30pp. Please see SUP Activities Diary for planned trips.

If you wish a private half day guided trip which can include family members 5-18 year old, please check the diary page for clear date availability and email to book.  Email: info@explorehighland.com