Welcome to Explore Highland

Explore Highland offer’s bespoke canoeing, sea kayaking, white water kayaking and stand up paddle boarding coaching & guiding activities throughout the Scottish Highlands.

Based in Inverness, Explore Highland run by Donald Macpherson offers a wide range of paddle sport activities for all adults and families, for all fitness levels and paddle abilities.

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Always aiming to offer a personal paddling experience, Donald is known as the is a highly experienced multi-discipline paddlesports coach, guide, and author. With his local knowledge and experience he’ll ensuring you get the most out of your paddling adventure. The Scottish Highlands are renowned for their stunning landscape, scenery, wildlife & hospitality which is just waiting for you to try.

Explore Highland Services:

Paddling throughout the year Explore Highland services include;

Guided Paddlesports Activities

Open Canoe Hire

Open canoe hire services for those who are appropriately experienced and competent. Canoe shuttle service available for hire clients.

  • Great Glen Canoe Trail canoe hire & shuttle service from Inverness to the start of the trail at Banavie, Fort William
  • River Spey canoe hire & shuttle service from Inverness to Grantown on Spey, Boat of Garten, Aviemore, Kincraig, Kingussie or Newtonmore. with collection from Spey Bay

Paddling Adventure Holidays

Specialising in offering unique multi day guided adventures open canoeing, sea kayaking, and paddleboarding.

Paddlesports Courses & Qualifications

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