Red Paddle Co Boards & Accessories

Here at Explore Highland, we love paddleboarding. We love to share our passion and take clients out on trips, courses, and multiday adventures around the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

But for those who have the skills and want more freedom and want to buy their own board, Explore Highland can help!

There are many benefits from ordering your new Red Paddle Co board through Explore Highland.

  • As a local paddler, you’ll receive an Explore Highland paddler discount from 10% depending on which board(s)/board package(s) you order,
  • When your new board is delivered, an hour appointment will be made for you at a mutually suitable time to collect your board from Explore Highland’s Inverness store/workshop. At this time everything can be explained in person to you over a cuppa, including how to set up, deflate and fold your inflatable paddleboard back into its rucksack bag,
  • With every full package order, you will receive a free 35 litre dry bag & an EH beanie or baseball cap. You can upgrade to a 70 litre dry bag for only £15 should you wish,
  • To further your paddling skills and sense of adventure, you will receive a 15% discount code to use online for any future paddleboard trips, courses, and adventures.

You can find out more information and technical spec on the current range of Red Paddle Co & Red Accessories by taking a look at their 2020 Handbook.

Board Package

When you order a board package, you get everything you need to paddleboard.

Board packages include;

You will also receive a Vario alloy paddle which comes as standard with all board packages. This can be upgraded to a higher spec paddle if you wish.

Board, Bag & Pump option

Should you already have some paddleboarding equipment, you may wish to consider the board with a pump and bag option

  • chosen paddleboard with fin and RSS batons if required
  • rucksack/storage bag
  • Titan pump, hose & connectors

Board Only

Some boards are also available to buy as aboard the only option.

Board Options

Depending on your paddleboarding aspirations and desires, will depend on which board will suit you. Red Paddle Co has a wide range of boards to suit all abilities and adventures.

Ride MSL Range

Ideal for beginners and those looking for a day-tripping and a general-purpose board.

9’4 Snapper, 9’8, 10’6, 10’6 SE, & 10’8 Ride boards

Compact Board Range

If you thought the Red Paddle Co boards were compact, they have created two great compact boards that fold down to half the size of the normal bags. Ideal for traveling and those with less space to transport and store.

9’6 & 11′ Compact boards

Sport Touring Range

For those who want a little more speed and distance to their day paddles, the sport range is perfect.

11’0, 11’3, 11’3 SE, & 12’6 Sport boards

Voyager Touring Range

Fancy a board that’s great for day touring and multiday adventures, then the Voyager touring range is the one for you.

Voyager 12’6,  Voyager Plus 13’2, & Voyager 15′ Tandem boards

Specialist Board Range

The specialist boards cover sup white water, sup yoga, sup surfing & sup windsurfing;

9’6 Wild (WW), 10’8 Activ (Yoga), 8’10 Whip (Surf), 10’7 Wind, & 10’7 Windsurf boards

Elite Racer Range

For the racer in you, there are a range of performance racing boards including;

10’6x 25″ Max Race, 12’6x 26″Elite, 12’6x 28″ Elite,  14’x 25″ Elite, 14’x 27 Elite, & 22′ Elite Dragon boards

Multi-Person Board Range

Red Paddle Co also offers a range of multi-person paddle boards too including;

14′ Ride L, & 17′ Ride XL boards

Paddle Options

As with boards, there is a paddle to suit your skill level. When you buy a complete board package you receive an entry-level alloy/nylon 3-piece paddle. Should you wish a higher spec paddle, you are able to request an upgrade and pay the difference.

Paddles are also available in 2-piece by special order, however they do not fit into the storage bag and sometimes trickier to transport in vehicles due to them not breaking down in half.

Elite Paddle

The Ultimate Carbon Paddle is feather-light with a high modulus Japanese carbon blade and shaft. Features a reduced blade shape for controlled flex and maximum power.

Blade: 550cm sq. Length: 180-220cm. Weight: 537g.


Explore Highland have a fleet of Voyager 12’6 touring boards that are used for beginner sessions, half-day, full-day trips, and multi-day adventures so if you ever sign up for any paddleboarding activities, you’ll be sure to have a great board.

Throughout the season Explore Highland also offers local paddlers the opportunity to demo boards and paddles that they are considering purchasing. Obviously, we can’t hold all the Red Paddle Co. range in stock, however for 2020, we currently are able to offer the following boards during our demo events;

If there is a particular board you are interested in that we currently don’t have listed, please get in touch prior to the demo dates and we’ll see if we can get a hold of your preferred board to try out on the water.

During demo events, you can also see first hand the complete package accessories which are included with your board, and Donald will be on hand to offer board and paddling advice.

Red Original & Accessories

Watch this space!

Ordering your new board & accessories

Explore Highland place an order with Red Paddle Co on the first Monday of the month.

If you know what you want, you can complete an EH Retail Kit Order Form 2019 and forward it to Donald by email at

If you would like some advice on which board, paddle, and accessories you should get, please drop Donald an email at with your mobile/WhatsApp number, a few dates, and times when you can be reached so a conference call can be arranged to chat over your options.