We offer a number of canoeing holidays and kayak trips, taking the hassle out of organising things yourself and perhaps giving you the opportunity to try something that you might not otherwise consider. All packages are led by an experienced guide who will ensure you have fun on your trip while doing so safely. So, if you're looking for an activity holiday in Scotland, do read on.....
5-Day Great Glen Canoe Trail Expedition (can also be done by kayak)
"I came all the way from Germany for this trip and it was awesome!"
A fabulous adventure holiday travelling by Canadian canoe or kayak across Scotland from Fort William on the West Coast to Inverness in the East.
You will paddle on flat water for 60 miles (100km), canoeing the Caledonian Canal and traversing legendary lochs such as Loch Ness and the wonderful Loch Lochy!
We will be entirely self-sufficient for this Great Glen Canoe Holiday, travelling with all the food and equipment required for the 5 days. Food and all equipment required for the trip, except for sleeping bags, will be provided by Boots N Paddles for this wonderful holiday in Scotland.
Throughout the expedition, coaching will be provided to help you develop your paddling skills, so by the end of the route, you will not only have enjoyed a unique journey, you will also be a more competent canoeist. This would be a wonderful family adventure with children 12 yo and above.
So, if you're looking for an adventure holiday, family canoe trip or activity holiday in Scotland, look no further!
5-Day Descent of the River Spey by Canoe (dates on request)
A 5-day River Spey canoe trip, paddling this majestic river from Aviemore to the sea at Spey Bay (around 60 miles or 100km).
This is one of the 'Big 4' rivers that is a must for the touring canoeist in Scotland, and which normally provides a fast current, great scenery and some 'interesting' rapids.
Although it is possible to paddle from Newtonmore to Spey Bay over 5 days depending on the fitness, age, size of the group, weather and the water levels, this journey will start in Kincraig, on the banks of the lovely Loch Insh.
If you lack experience of white water paddling but would love to give it a go why not join one of our guided canoe camping trips on the River Spey. Throughout the expedition, coaching will be provided to help you develop your paddling skills, so by the end of the route, you will not only have enjoyed a unique canoe journey, you will also be a more competent canoeist. This adventure holiday is suitable as a family canoeing trip, if children are at least 15 years old and can swim.
"Can't recommend the trip highly enough. We will definitely use B+P again." (...and they have!)
Exploring Highland Rivers by Canoe (on request for minimum of 4 people)
The Inner Moray Firth area of the Scottish Highlands is a true Mecca for open canoeing with some of the best canoe trips in the world (at least in our opinion!).
Within 30 miles of Inverness there are five fantastic canoe touring rivers (the Spey, Ness, Conon, Beauly and Findhorn) and a wealth of stunning inland lochs to explore (including the awesome Loch Ness).
On this 6-night holiday with Boots N Paddles you will be based in comfortable 3-star hotel accommodation in the gorgeous, historic village of Beauly, 15 miles west of Inverness. Each morning your highly experienced local canoe guide will collect you from your hotel after breakfast and transport you to one of these magical waterways, to experience a unique journey in the heart of the Highlands, each day. Each evening you will be dropped off back at your hotel in time for a relaxing soak in the bath before dinner.
Throughout this activity holiday, coaching will be provided to help you develop your paddling skills, so by the end of the route, you will not only have enjoyed the splendours of 5 wonderful paddling locations, you will also be a more competent canoeist. This is suitable for families with children at least 15 years old.
Departures on request (minimum 4 people) - find out more
Winter Whisky Ramble Weekend (2days)
Based in the lovely town of Pitlochry, this 2-day tour will include two stunning walks in the area, lunch at two well-known local hostelries plus distillery tours at 2 local distilleries. A fun-filled weekend for whisky lovers.