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 DO NOT operate on this stretch of river between 1st March and 15th May annually. This is due to a regular pair of osprey nesting close to the river bank and from discussions and taking advice from local agencies (Nature Scot, Highland Council Access Officer, RSPB & Police Scotland Wildlife Crimes), this 6-8 week period is the most sensitive time for the osprey egg to incubate and hatch. Although everyone does have the right to paddle down rivers within the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and all our groups are compliant with with code, as part of a local access agreement Explore Highland is complying to voluntarily support a local commercial provider agreement and use other locations during this sensitive period.
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.