Welcome to Explore Highland

Explore Highland offer’s bespoke canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding experiences in the Scottish Highlands.

Based in Inverness, Explore Highland run by Donald Macpherson offers a wide range of paddle sport activities for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Paddling throughout the year Explore Highland services include boat & equipment hire, guided half, day and multi-day trips, plus able to deliver national governing body qualifications and skills courses.

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Always aiming to offer a personal paddling experience, Donald is known as the local paddling expert and ambassador of the sport. Offering his professional services, ensuring you get the most out of your paddling adventure. The Scottish Highlands are renowned for their stunning landscape, scenery & wildlife which is just waiting for you to explore with our great kit.

Come paddle with Donald and explore the Scottish Highlands first hand!

Explore Highland Services:

Donald can offer a wide range of paddlesport services within the Scottish Highlands, and regularly venture further afield;

Paddlesport Course, Trips & Adventure Specialist


Explore Highland offers various half-day, full-day, weekend & week-long adventures throughout the year throughout the Highlands & Islands.

Open Canoe Trips & Adventures

Sea Kayak Trips & Adventures

Stand Up Paddling Trips & Adventures

Whitewater Kayaking Weekends

These adventures are led by Donald Macpherson who is a highly experienced multi-discipline paddlesports coach, guide, and author.

Bespoke holiday dates also available for private group bookings.

As an ambassador for paddlesport, Donald’s local knowledge is invaluable in making your Scottish paddling adventure safe, fun, and highly memorable.

Email Donald today to find out how he can help you explore the Highlands!