Another amazing year, let’s celebrate!

Outdoor Explore was launched on the 7th of August 2014. This means it’s our 6th birthday today! What a great year for kayaking in Scotland this was…

Have a look what we have done in the last 12 months; meet our team closer, see amazing destinations we have added, new products we have created and see our little gift on the bottom of this page.

BBC Countryfile, Outdoor Explore in Perth

Outdoor Explore is running guided kayak tours in many amazing places across Scotland, Tayside mostly. Last year, summertime we have been approached by the BBC Countryfile to help them filming amazing wildlife of Perthshire. Surprisingly to many, one of the most exciting places to do so is Perth, the mighty River Tay! This was a great episode showing kingfishers and beavers swimming next to our kayaks. If you wish to join such trip, look at our sister page Perth City Tours

Taking the BBC crew out kayaking, kinda fun…

Later on, we helped Visit Scotland creating an amazing campaign promoting Perthshire. Have a look at their creation, a short clip ‘Live life well, Perthshire’ Can you see which parts myself and Craig helped to film? Kayaking in Scotland, including Perthshire, is what we do best.

Clunie Loch sunsets

Late summer and the autumn time is usually the beginning of our sunset tours which will lead in the winter to some night kayaking trips. The picture was above taken at Clunie Loch near Blairgowrie. A great way to unwind really…

Taking of the night kayaking we even featured in the Courier about it. Have a read

These are not the only exciting activities we offer in the quiet season. How about sunrise kayaking in Dundee or taking a full breakfast, locally sourced, with you on the water? We love these trips, especially when colder outside, windless, magical.

Kayak breakfast anyone?
Sunrise kayaking in Dundee
Kayak Station in Blairgowrie

In October 2019 we moved from Alyth to Blairgowrie, our new premises next to amazing Tea with Jud Pottery We have an amazing stretch of the River Ericht next door, great for coaching, confidence building in kayaks, canoes and even coracles!

Port Apin Day Trip

In 2019 we started to offer West Coast Day Trips kayaking. Port Apin, Loch Nevis, South Skye, Arisaig, Mallaig, Oban were places we visited in the last 12 months. Stunning, full amazing wildlife locations, so remote. Love travelling there. The most recent one was the Arisiag and their amazing beaches…

Arisaig 2020

As always, you, people who join us and our amazing team of guides is what makes Outdoor Explore not the places. We just try our best to show you some superb locations, often just on our doorstep which from the water look simply amazing. Kayaking with dolphins from Tayport. Seeing ospreys across the Tay Valley, admiring kingfishers at Loch Faskally, hearing about fascinating history on Loch Tay or in Perth, exploring the cliffs and caves in Angus. Thank you so much for joining us on the trip, purchasing gift vouchers and returning for even advise on the kayaking locations. It’s down to you dear readers and those who adding amazing reviews, helped us to achieve the Trip Advisors’ Travelers’ Choice status. Amazing!

Angus coast sea kayaking

So, what a year this was, heh? Nobody expceted what we all are going through right now. Outdoor Explore survived. Thanks to you, supporting us throughout and after the lockdown. We never had so many booking before in such short period. We are open all year round, so please get in touch and let us arrange a bespoke guided tour or coaching session or even an expedition in upocming weeks, months.

I am very lucky supported by a great team of guides; Craig, Chris, Danny, Gordon, Marly, Rosie, Martin, Pete, Grace, James. I hope you did meet them already.

We have more exciting products and even more locations to offer you in upcoming weeks, so keep checking our events page or request a trip via the form on our website.

I can’t believe it’s been 6 years already… For the next 6 days if you will book any trip with us, use the code CELEBRATE6 for a 10% discount from any trips, kayak clinic session we have on offer. Go kayaking in Scotland with Outdoor Explore!

Once more, many thanks for your ongoing support, reviews, choosing our services. It’s great meeting you all on this fantastic journey!

Kayaking in Perth City
Loch Nevis sea kayaking expedition
Loch Tay, exploring the history
Broughty Ferry Beach near Dundee
A lovely Fife coastline. Big sandy beach, small rock formations along the way. Occasionally seals and even dolphins can be spotted here.
A lovely Fife coastline. Big sandy beach, small rock formations along the way. Occasionally seals and even dolphins can be spotted here.
in the middle of Trossachs was a home once to famous Rob Roy. Explore this forgotten loch of the national park, it's reach rebelious history and interesting wildlife.
In the middle of Trossachs was home once to famous Rob Roy. Explore this forgotten loch of the national park, it reaches rebellious history and interesting wildlife.