During a family open canoe adventure weekend, you and your family will explore a suitable loch under the guidance of a qualified guide. From on the water, you will be able to view the landscape from a unique perspective and, hopefully, get closer to the wildlife.
You will be given advice on efficient paddling, how to load canoes, look after your safety throughout the trip and in camp craft and tent pitching. Any wildlife that appears or cultural or historical sights on your journey will become part of your adventure story. Your guide will probably tell a few stories and jokes along the way…
The price is for two adults and two children. Adults are classed as 16 years and above, children must be six to fifteen years of age. We can take a maximum of six people from one family or group with a maximum ratio of one adult to two children (adults must be a legal guardian or parent of the children). If you have a different combination of group, please email us details and we can get back to you with a price and block out the weekend you prefer.
Food will be sourced locally from the varied produce grown, reared or caught from small, local businesses and crofts. This is seasonal and down to the availability, so is not guaranteed. It may not be possible to meet your dietary requirements from locally sourced food and it is unlikely that everything will be local.
Adults and willing teenagers will be asked to help move and lift canoes during the weekend. Please let your guide know if this is going to be difficult for you or if you have any medical concerns that may affect your participation in the day.
We hope that you will stay dry, but occasionally people do capsize canoes and it does sometimes rain so please act and dress appropriately. Please also bring a complete set of spare clothes for everyone. Add additional jumpers and hats for children as they do feel the cold more in, especially on the wate rin the wind and in the evenings at camp.
Keep your fingers crossed for an otter or eagle to make an appearance!