Kayak Loch Ness

Kayak Loch Ness

Highland Experiences

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See you again in 2023 when Wee Nessie will still be waiting!


Unfortunately due to staffing issues (Covid) we have had to withdraw our Kayak Loch Ness experience for the remainder of the 2022 season. Our centres on Isle of Skye and  Gairloch (NC500) are still offering amazing kayaking trips. Why not join us there instead? We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Half day Loch Ness kayaking tour

Girl on kayak with wee nessie

Half day kayak Loch Ness trip for beginners

Half day (3 hour) beginners kayaking trips from the Caledonain Canal into Loch Ness. Best outdoor activity near Inverness.

Enjoy a wonderful paddle along the Caledonian Canal and into Loch Ness, search for the monster and stop to see the Loch Ness inland lighthouse. Enjoy a wonderful, relaxed experience with our experienced, knowledgeable guides.

You will be welcomed by our guide at the canal lock gates, where the full kayak experience will be explained to you. Following this your will be issued with a buoyancy aid, paddle and kayak. After a few minutes to adjust your equipment, we head out onto the water.

Experienced local guides. Cost includes hire of kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid and instruction. Please bring along waterproofs and spare shoes as these will get wet. Have a set of dry clothes and a towel in your car in case you get wet.

Toilets are available at An Talla Cafe and Gift Shop (day time only). Why not enjoy a coffee or a meal there after your kayaking?

Your safety is our priority. Trips are weather dependent and if it not safe to paddle a refund will be given. This is the cost of your trip minus a £10 administration fee. Minimum age 11 years old, all under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Welcome to our  Loch Ness Kayak base

Kayak Loch Ness near Inverness offers kayaking at our award-winning Centre. Beginners outdoor activity? Look no further than Kayak Loch Ness, join us to try and spot the monster from the water.

Join us on the Caledonian Canal and paddle down onto Loch Ness to enjoy our local knowledge of culture, history & wildlife. Our kayak guides will give you a wonderful, enjoyable and safe experience.

No experience is necessary. Equipment provided. Experiences run from April to September.

We meet customers at Dochgarroch Lochs only 4 miles from Inverness. There are toilets on-site and ample parking. Full Covid mitigation in place on activities.

Our Location

Dochgarroch Lochs, Inverness IV3 8JG, UK

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Booking Conditions

Please note that all activities require participants to sign a consent form before taking part.

All trips are weather dependant and refunds minus a £10 administration fee will be given if our instructors deem it is not safe for the activity to take place.

All under 18 year olds must be accompanied by a guardian and all children taking part in activities must be over 11 years of age.

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