Incredible paddle adventures for 2023 in Scotland

Look up some inspirational places to kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle board, and coracle with Outdoor Explore

Check out the list below of some ideas we have prepared for you to enjoy the most of the upcoming year. We have some local trips in Tay Country, on the East and West Coast of Scotland. Most of them are set up to cater to all ages and ability level paddle sport enthusiasts.

Tay Descent
Sunset when finishing the River Tay Descent in Wormit

Breakfast Paddle in Dundee

Breakfast paddle in Dundee. Early morning is a great time to take to the water on the magnificent River Tay estuary and see its wildlife and history. Leaving from Grassy Beach just near West Ferry we will travel down to Broughty Ferry Castle whilst enjoying a light breakfast on the water.  An experience not to be missed. 

This trip is graded: EASY

River Tay Descent

Paddle the longest river in Scotland. Join us on full-day adventures spread over the year, and complete all the sections of the Tay!

We will start by exploring Loch Dochart, traveling to Killin, paddling down the length of Loch Tay, and from Kenmore, through Aberfeldy, Dunekld, Stanley, and Perth reaching eventually Dundee!

Go on a family-friendly paddle adventure

Exploring Loch Leven, Glencoe with the family

Take full advantage of our FAMILY TICKET price offer. For £170 we will arrange any age-friendly trip for two adults and two childer (under the age of 16) anywhere in Tay Country, yet we go further, anywhere in Scotland as well!

This unforgettable experience can be undertaken in kayaks (we have single and double boats), canoes, or stand-up paddle boarding. Often we bring a mix of crafts, as requested, to cater to all.

Visit lesser-known parts of Perthshire

There are some superb places in Perthshire that many never paddled before. As these locations are a little bit more remote, or simply we want to keep them wild, we offer only private trips starting from £120 for a half-day guided tour, inc all the kit.

Choose from River Garry, Loch Laidon, River Tummel, Loch Rannoch, River Ericht, Loch Tummel, River Earn, Loch Ericht, River Lyon, Clunie Loch.

Touring kayaking, white water kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding are available.

Best sea kayaking on the East Coast of Scotland

Unforgettable experience paddling into the sea caves and next to dramatic cliffs near Stonehaven, or Arbroath.

Admire marine wildlife in Montrose, Dundee, and St Andrews.

Visit the picturesque old fishing villages in Fife; Kingsbarns, Crail, and Anstruther.

Explore the Forth Rail Bridge from North or South Queensferry or the amazing Sea Bass Rock from North Berwick.

Landing our sea kayaks at Lunan Bay, south of Montrose, Angus.

Kids paddle camps at Forfar Loch

During the Easter Break, Summer Holidays, and October Half-term, we will be running fun, kids’ paddle camps at Forfar Loch.

We will be using kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards. We also will build improvised rafts and arrange some pirate treasures for them to discover.

Get in touch today, to show interest in booking a space for your child.

Explore the West Coast of Scotland

We have penciled and opened for booking two epic trips away. The first one explores the coast from Mallaig north, stopping in Knoydart and hopefully visiting the most remote pub in the UK!

For the second trip, you can join a brilliant journey toward the Sandaig Islands, just on the south side of the isle of Skye.

Both options are available as a two-day trip or we can arrange a private tour for you in the area upon request!

Besides these two brilliant trips, we have added a full-day sea kayaking in Arisaig. Dates for this one are exactly a day before the multi-day trips we listed, so you can extend your stay by another day in this super scenic location.

If these dates don’t work for you, simply drop us a message and we will do our best to arrange a private trip for you!

Captured on one of our 1 day Arisaig trips

White water adrenaline kayak or SUP

Take your paddling into some faster waters. Feel the adrenaline buzzing in your veins. Have fun and push your boundaries.

We offer white water paddle experiences on the River Ericht in Blairgowrie, and other locations, upon request.

Enquire about private tuition or check the list of upcoming events.

Grade: Easy- Intermediate

Night kayaking in Tay Country

Night paddling in Perthshire
Loch Faskally

Make the most of the shorter days in Scotland during the winter and autumn months. Join Outdoor Explore on these novice-friendly, guided tours.

Pick one of the stunning locations, from Loch Faskally, Clunie Loch, Backwater Reservoir, or Forfar Loch.

Learn to paddle coracle in Perthshire

Coracles have been used in Scotland for thousands of years, now you have an opportunity to try them for yourself. Join our small group session at Outdoor Explore. Learn and improve how to maneuver these handmade crafts.

We will start you in a scenic location, in Blairgowrie on the River Ericht yet we can arrange private tuition at other locations as well upon request.

If you love paddling, Scottish heritage, and are slightly curious, this is for you! Learn to paddle coracle in Perthshire with Outdoor Explore.

Learn to paddle coracle in Perthshire

Go paddleboarding in Wales!

You might not notice, yet Outdoor Explore operates in South Wales as well!

Martin, our Operations Manager at Outdoor Explore Wales created also a very exciting list of amazing trips, worth joining, on stand-up paddle boards.

Paddle the iconic coast, or the mighty River Wye, or take a canal trip and stop over at the pub along the way…

Have a look yourself at what’s on offer for 2023 in Wales.