Kayaking in Scotland

Outdoor Explore

Piotr Gudan | Founder

Founder, Piotr Gudan has over 17 years of experience working in the outdoors and shares his passion and enthusiasm for paddle sports, mountains, and wildlife with hundreds of customers every year. Piotr’s main passion is taking people to lesser-known parts of Scotland and sharing stunning scenery, stories, tales and legends.

A born leader and teacher, Piotr was driven to start Outdoor Explore due to the lack of available opportunities for people to get into outdoor sports. Piotr is also a Retained Firefighter for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and volunteers his free time to local charities, community groups, and DofE expeditions.

Over the years Piotr has met many great teachers, interesting guides, inspiring leaders, and highly qualified instructors along the way. They share a similar passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors as Piotr, and many have come on board to help us provide unforgettable experiences.

 

Kayaking Locations

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We have over 60 locations for kayaking in Scotland. Whether you live here, stopping off on the North Coast 500, or on your dream Scottish holiday we have unforgettable locations for you to enjoy. We will make sure you see the history and wildlife Scotland has to offer.

Kayaking in Scotland is suitable for explorers, young and old, from experienced kayakers to beginners. You will see fantastic sunrises over the Cairngorms to the sun setting on the River Tay.

See the famous Tay Rail Bridge and hear its story while exploring shipwrecks or visit the fantastic V&A Museum with the RSS Discovery in the background or The Pile Lighthouse at Tayport, a piece of engineering history that can only be seen by kayak. Scotland’s lochs hold some of the richest, ancient history of Romans, Vikings, Scottish Kings & Queens. We will take you on an adventure of discovery learning history you won’t see or hear anywhere else.

Our Wildlife Safaris across Scotland are regularly joined by seals, dolphins, otters, kingfishers, and beavers. Whether it be a few minutes from some of Scotland’s oldest towns or the wilderness Scotland has in abundance we can guarantee a trip filled with some of Scotland’s rarest of species.

Have a look at our upcoming events

 

We offer a combination of pre-planned and bespoke events where we take care of every detail so that you have the most hassle-free experience.

Our pre-planned events take the worry out finding the best kayaking locations, parking spots, transport, and even lunch or dinner.  Can’t find an event for you? have a look at our kayaking locations, where you can build a bespoke trip!

Outdoor Explore has just been awarded ‘The Travellers’ Choice award on Trip Advisor. The Travellers Choice’ is TripAdvisor’s highest honour, and it identifies and ranks the very best businesses such as hotels, destinations, islands, attractions, restaurants, etc. in specific categories and geographies. Travellers’ Choice award winners make up about 1 percent of all listings on TripAdvisor.

 

Outdoor Explore has just been awarded ‘The Travellers’ Choice award on Trip Advisor. The Travellers Choice’ is TripAdvisor’s highest honour, and it identifies and ranks the very best businesses such as hotels, destinations, islands, attractions, restaurants, etc. in specific categories and geographies. Travellers’ Choice award winners make up about 1 percent of all listings on TripAdvisor.