Exclusive booking for a half-day paddle sport session

Exclusive paddle sport session (half-day)

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We all start paddling with differing levels of confidence.

Some aspire to different or specific goals in your paddling.

Perhaps a medical condition that hinders your abilities or confidence.

Or you simply want to spend time with your own family away from everyone else.

Sometimes you simply want an experienced guide and coach to look after you. Someone who’ll build your confidence, introduce you to paddle sports, grow your skills, test your fitness and abilities. A time where the coach will be focussing upon you and no-one else.

In these circumstances, an exclusive paddle sport session booking with the head guide, Karl, will give you maximum benefit and comfort. You’ll have the knowledge that I am there for you and will tailor the half-day exclusively to you.

  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Large Group
All about the Exclusive paddle sport session (half-day).

In response to feedback from guests in 2018, Otter Adventures is now offering the opportunity to book a half-day exclusive paddle sports taster session in the knowledge that you will be the only people on the trip.

Several people asked who they would be on trips with and, as far as possible, I have been able to match them with others seeking similar experiences. As I get busier and the business grows, this may not be possible.

Others have asked to be coached (less paddling and more skill development), or to see birdlife (going to specific locations and drifting so as not to disturb the birds) or for a personal challenge (paddling half of Loch Sunart in half a day).

An exclusive booking will guarantee that you get what you want from the half-day and leave satisfied having had what, for you, will be a perfect experience.

  • 1:1 – £150
  • 1:2 – £75 per adult (16 years and over, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)
  • 1:3 – £60 per adult, £40 per child
  • 1:4 and above – normal rates apply


The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this activity?Items that are included in the cost of the activity

As well as all the equipment and opportunities a standard half-day taster session offers, an exclusive booking will also assure you of the following:

  • A guarantee of having Karl, the owner and head guide, with you throughout*
  • That you will be the only people on the trip (minimum two adults)
  • That it will be tailored to what you want; whether that is a leisurely paddle to see wildlife, a ‘fast-paced’ trip or to receive coaching and develop your skills
  • A break for home-made cake and fresh coffee/tea/hot chocolate
  • The possibility of being met at or near your accommodation (subject to wind conditions on the day)


* If Karl is ill and unable to attend your booking, you may have the option of moving the date, having an alternative guide or having your deposit refunded.

Booking is advisable at any time of year as Otter Adventures grows busier every year. If you are visiting during peak season (Easter holidays, May bank holiday weekends, school summer holidays, or when the sun is shining) then you may find that you have little choice but to join a group of other paddlers.

Outside of these periods, you can take a chance that you may get a slot with no other bookings, but this is not guaranteed. You may be lucky, but if you want something specific from your session or you have a reason to inquire about exclusive bookings, then you will probably end up disappointed as you will be with other people.

While meeting and paddling with new people can be a positive and enjoyable experience, this is not why I launched the exclusive option.

The minimum group size is one person (£150).

The maximum is six in sea kayaks and nine in open canoes (it is actually ten, but I need a seat as well…)

As the group size goes up, the costs go down proportionally:

  • 1:1 – £150
  • 1:2 – £75 per adult (16 years and over, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)
  • 1:3 – £60 per adult, £40 per child
  • 1:4 – 1:6 – normal rates of £50 / £30
  • 1:7 and above – 10% discount on the normal prices



If you have any form of a medical condition, please let me know at the soonest opportunity. I am not looking to use this as an excuse to not take you out, but using it to be able to advise you in the best way I can and to plan a session that is safe for you to participate in.

It may mean that I need to obtain some materials or knowledge in advance of your trip, so the more notice I have the better prepared I can be.

Please do note that there are limitations regarding access to most venues so it may simply be impossible to accommodate some disabilities. I can only apologise and make suggestions for specialist centres or clubs that may be able to assist you.

I will be honest with you and also do my best for you.