We offer a combination of pre-planned GUIDED TOURS, PRIVATE TRIPS, and TUITION classes, where we take care of every detail so that you have the most hassle-free experience.


Outdoor Explore is based in Blairgowrie. We explore the whole of Tay Country; from Loch Tay at Killin in Stirlingshire, following the River Tay and its tributes in Perthshire, to the North Sea coast of Dundee, Angus and Fife.

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 tours in Scotland


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

Our pre-planned events take the worry out of 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!

we expanded to south wales!

Go paddleboarding with us. Join a novice-friendly guided tour, book a coaching session, or hire kit from us. Outdoor Explore Wales offers small group adventures, family trips, and bespoke experiences. Half a day or full day tuition is available at multiple locations across South Wales. Outdoor Explore Wales was launched in 2021. Based on superb experiences provided to our clients across Scotland since 2014, Outdoor Explore have decided to expand its operations. Spearheaded by Martin, one of our lead guides who calls South Wales his home, we are now offering stand up paddleboarding experiences in his local area.

As a marine biologist, Martin loves to share his knowledge with others. Experienced DofE Leader, hillwalker, canoe, and kayak guide and a great coach in all these sports. Based in Wales on a daily basis, he loves returning to Scotland.


Outdoor Explore has just been awarded ‘The Travellers’ Choice an award on Trip Advisor, for the seventh time! 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.