Well its that time of the season again to start planning and arranging guided adventures for the season ahead. Similarly to last year, for 2022 I will be again only running a limited number of guided adventures.

Most of the planned paddleboarding, open canoeing , and sea kayaking adventures are listed below.

2022 Scottish SUP Opportunities

Explore Highland has a great number of paddle boarding opportunities with courses, trips, and multiday adventures this coming year for all ability skills. Whether you wish to become a qualified SUP leader, or just get out on the water for a stunning adventure to explore some remote Scottish Highland locations.

* BC SUP Inland Leader Training, 19/20 February. £180 pp
* BC SUP Coastal Leader Training, 19/20 March. £180 pp
* Beginner Paddleboard Sessions, 27 March. £35 pp
* Highland SUP Skills Weekend, 7/8 May. £120 pp
* SUP Isle of Skye, 10-13 June. £440 pp
* SUP Skills – Loch Ness, 18/19 June. £220 pp
* SUP Great Glen, 8-12 August. £550 pp
* SUP Skills – West Coast Adventure, 20/21 August. £220 pp

2022 Scottish Canoeing Opportunities

If canoeing is your thing, well there are a number of must-do adventures planned for the year ahead. For those who have always wanted to take on the Great Glen, well this is your year with two confirmed dates set.

For those who may have already completed the Great Glen and looking for your next adventures, the River Spey is certainly the classic canoe trip to make the year memorable.

Canoe Loch Maree is a stunning paddle, and this two-day adventure will include nature, history, wildlife, and lots of fun. Suitable for individuals, couples, or adult & teenager combo’s.

* BC White Water Canoe Leader Training, 9/10 April. £180 pp
* BC Open Water Canoe Leader Training, 31 Apr/1 May. £180 pp
* Great Glen Canoe Trail Adventure, 11-15 April. £550 pp
* Great Glen Canoe Trail Adventure, 11-15 July. £550 pp
* Canoe Loch Maree, 30/31 July. £ 220 pp
* River Spey Canoe Adventure, 14-16 October. £330 pp

2022 Scottish Sea Kayaking Opportunities

For the sea kayak lovers, afraid I am only offering two planned guided trips this coming season, but they are obviously to some amazing locations which I know you won’t be disappointed with.

Isle of Skye & Summer Isles are well-known and stunning paddling locations that Explore Highland regularly guide families and adult groups. The Horizon tandem sea kayaks that we use are very stable and forgiving making all the trips suitable for beginners to advanced paddlers to enjoy cave hopping, wildlife spotting, and relaxing in.

Local half-day trips including Paddle Loch Ness, Paddle Moray Firth & Paddle Cromarty Firth, are great ways to get the whole family out on the water. Dates for these are normally added 6-8 weeks in advance or by request.

* BC Sea Kayak Leader Training, 26/27 February. £180 pp
* Sea Kayak Summer Isles, 22-24 July. £330 pp
* Sea Kayak Skye, 1-4 September. £440 pp
* Paddle Loch Ness, dates monthly
* Paddle Moray Firth, dates monthly
* Paddle Cromarty Firth, dates monthly

Who’s ready to escape now to your own stunning private beach?

As with all multiday adventures, only a 25% deposit is required to confirm your place, with the remaining balance due six weeks prior to the adventure start date. More information on each individual adventure is available as well as online booking –