Evening Paddleboarding Trip

Description:

Meeting at Tiso Inverness car park, the best location for the evening will be chosen and the clients can either get driven to/back from paddling location, or drive themselves if preferred.

After issuing all kit required and a short safety briefing, we launch onto the water and head off on a mini-adventure.

The half-day/evening options include;

  • Caledonian Canal
  • Loch Dochfour
  • Aigas Gorge
  • Loch Achilty
  • Loch Duntelchaig
  • Inner Moray Firth

We supply:

  • solo paddleboard and leash
  • a personal buoyancy aid, and an adjustable paddle
  • a small dry bag per person (if required)
  • approx 3.0 hours guided paddling on the water
  • copies of photos taken during the trip
  • full body wetsuits can be supplied if requested by email 24 hrs before activity. Please email height (feet/inches) and build. email info@explorehighland.com

What you need to bring: When paddling, you should expect to be splashed a little from board spray and drips from the paddle. The weather can also change rapidly out on the sea so its best to be prepared for the worst. Please bring suitable outdoor clothing to keep you warm for the 3 hour trip outdoors in the Scottish Highlands.

Essential Items:

  • a waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers (recommended)
  • shorts or leggings/baselayer/fleece jumper or wetsuit
  • a hat/ cap to keep your head warm
  • old light footwear/trainers that you don't mind getting wet at launching/landing
  • facemask or face covering required if coming in the minibus shuttle

We recommend also bringing along;

  • water or juice and a small snack (EH currently due to COVID-19 are NOT supplying drinks and snacks for paddlers)
  • any medication you may require
  • towel & complete change of clothes for afterward - can be left in your car!
  • suntan lotion is also a good call for those sunny days.

Jeans and hiking boats are NOT suitable for watersports and paddling.

Group Size: 5x paddlers

Age: This trip is suitable for adults or families (minimum 14-year-old). 14-17 year olds require to be accompanied by at least one adult.

Meeting Time: 5.30pm. Please arrive early to ensure you can get parked ok your kit ready.

Meet Location: Tiso Inverness, 2 Henderson Rd, Inverness IV1 1SN

Finish Time: Approx 9.30pm

Distance: Approx. paddling distance 4-5 miles (8km)

Craft: Solo touring paddleboards.

Weather: Paddleboarding activities are very susceptible to the wind. The best option is to meet in Inverness and choose the best paddling location for that day to paddle as a group. There are many local options available and will offer the clients suitable suggestions.

Personal Belongings: Cameras, phones, car keys, and other personal belongings are taken out onto the water at your own risk. If in doubt, please leave these items in your car when out on the water

COVID-19 Safety Precautions: A number of precautions are being put in place to ensure safety for all attending.

  • All participants are attending on the basis they are NOT suffering from any COVID-19 symptoms, have NOT knowingly been in contact with anyone suffering from COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days, and are fit, healthy and happy to participate,
  • Should any booked participant discover they have developed any COVID-19 symptoms, participants are asked to contact Explore Highland and notify at the earliest opportunity. As a local, your activity booking will be postponed and welcome you back to participate when you are well and out of the recommended 7-14 days quarantine process,
  • We ask all participants to respect social distancing and assist in everyone's safety,
  • No shuttle transport option currently available and Explore Highland will meet groups locally in the great outdoors,
  • Social distancing maintained including virtual handshakes and afraid we will NOT be supplying added extras including hot drinks and cakes etc.,
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer available for regular application for all,
  • Pre & post-cleaning of all craft and kit including a 72 hour resting of all kit used,
  • Additional safety briefing to explain self-rescue and ensuring no sharing equipment,
  • Coach/guide will use disposable gloves when issuing clean kit or returning at end of session, plus if needing help carrying the craft to the water,
  • Tandem craft trip bookings are taken from the same household only (couples, friends, parent & child),
  • Usual group photos will be taken using social distancing and same household photos option also offered,
  • Should there be any more best practice advice issued, we will ensure to add to this list to further promote safe paddling for all.

Terms & Conditions: Terms and conditions can be found online at - www.explorehighland.com/terms-conditions/

Start Time: 5:30 pm
End Time: 9:30 pm

Date: 14/08/2020

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