Canoe Aigas Gorge
The Aigas Gorge is part of the River Beauly river system. This lovely relaxed canoeing adventure takes you into a different world. Lush foliage, stunning rock formations set in a gorge environment. Stunning scenery, the possibility to spot an osprey & other birds of prey, and with a relaxed professional coach/guide, you will certainly have a memorable experience out on the water.
Our Paddle Aigas Gorge trips are very popular so we offer open group trips on a regular basis.
Little to no canoe experience is required for this trip as coaching will be given where required.
Since 2021, Explore Highland NOT operate on this stretch of river between 15th March and 15th May. This is due to the local nesting osprey close to the river bank and with advice from local agencies that this 6-8 week period is the most sensitive time for the egg to incubate and hatch. All though we do have Scottish Outdoor Access Code rights to paddle down a river, as part of a local access agreement we are happy to voluntarily support the agreement and suggest other locations during this sensitive few months.
Private Aigas Gorge Experience
During summer Explore Highland suggests sunrise 6-10 am, morning 9 am-1 pm, afternoon 1-5 pm, and evening 6-10 pm options. No matter the time of day, this Aigas Gorge Experience is always truly memorable.
Canoes are the craft of choice for this trip, however for experienced stand-up paddleboarders, Explore Highland can also offer this as a guided paddleboard trip.