Open Canoe Trips

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Open Canoe Trips

Full and half day Open canoe trips.

The modern Open Canoe, often refered to as a Canadian Canoe, is a superb craft for exploring lochs, rivers and seas.  One of the best things about the canoe is there are so many options, it can be paddled solo or tandem, with only your lunch or enough equipment for multi day expeditions. On all of our courses we'll work not only on your technical and tactical skills but also your mindset and confidence.


Trip Options


Lochs Dochart and Iubair, half day - Green Green

Lochs Dochart and Iubhair are two of the most spectacular lochs in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, they have a range of channels and a few small islands which are great for exploring, the largest has Dochart Castle on it.

The Blackwater, half day - Green Grade


The Blackwater flows out of Loch Achray and into Loch Venachar. The river gentally meanders through the village of Brig 'o Turk where we will often find signs or the many beaver that live along this stunning section of river.


Loch Earn, half day - Blue Grade

Loch Earn is one of the many lochs of Breadalbane and is rich in history.

The loch was once the historic boundary between Pictland and Dalriada, or Dál Riata, the kingdom of the Scots, who came from Ireland, Dundurn at the east end of the loch being a Pictish frontier fort.


 Loch Lubnaig, half day - Blue Grade


Loch Lubnaig is in the heart of the Trossachs. The loch is surrounded by steep sided mountains giving us spectacular scenery and the opportunity to spot some of the amazing wildlife the Loch Lomond and the Trossach National park has to offer.

River Teith, full day - Blue Grade


The perfect weekend to take your skills to the next level. 

Regardless of how much time you've had in a boat these two day courses are perfect for those who want to really develop and get the most out of their boating.

Pricing 


Half day

£50 / Adult

£40 / Under 16s

Full day

£70 / Adult

£55 / Under 16s


Trip Grading


Green Trips - Perfect for families or novice paddlers, looking to get out for the first time ever to have fun on the water.


Blue Trips - Much like green trips these trips are great fro families however unlike our green trips you maybe slighty more exposed to the enviroments. They may include sections of grader water on the river (up to grade 2) and winds upto force 3.


Red Trips - These trips are much more challenging, prior paddling experience is a must, we'll be on Grade 3(4) rivers and and lochs with winds above force 4.

 

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