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Boots N Paddles

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Address: 14 Cabrich, Kirkhill, Inverness IV57PH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 333 600 6008
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Description: We are a mobile outdoor adventure activity company offering amazing...
We are a mobile outdoor adventure activity company offering amazing outdoor adventures across Scotland. We offer skills courses, coaching, holidays and fun days out in outdoor pursuits including archery, sea kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, hill walking, climbing, abseiling, gorge walking off-road Segways and WoW Balls. With the reassurance that you'll be in good hands with our experienced instructors, they'll make sure you remember your Boots N Paddles' experience for all the right reasons.We also cater for stag and hen parties, can support fund-raising or sporting events, can organise mini Scottish Highland Games for you or a wildlife holiday. We're probably the largest canoe and kayak hire operator in Scotland, with a large fleet of boats available for individuals, small groups and adventure events. With a flexible shuttle service and comprehensive outfitting service we should be your first port of call.
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Loch Ness Canoe Tour from Fort Augustus
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Canoeing on Loch Ness Taster Trip from Fort Augustus

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Boots N Paddles were brilliant. Very easy to deal with and made the whole experience enjoyable. Highly recommended. Reasonable prices and very informative even if it's all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Boots N Paddles were brilliant. Very easy to deal with and made the whole experience enjoyable. Highly recommended. Reasonable prices and very informative even if it's all relatively new to you.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Had great experience with Dan canoeing down the loch, Dan met us at the bay at Fort Augustus where the canoes were already waiting for us another lady joined so us four set out. Dan was very helpful as we didn't pick it up straight away, but was always giving advice to help us. Dan was very friendly and knowledgeable... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I joined the sunrise paddle in Beauly last week - what a great experience. Our guide Mike was a perfect tour leader - inclusive, good story teller, and great tea-maker!

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Calum R, Manager at Boots N Paddles, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review, the canoe safari really is a cracking trip. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and thanks again. Calum. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great service, great kit, great staff !! You put all the other kit providers to shame ! Big thanks to Dan and Mike for helping to make this expedition a success !

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Calum R, Manager at Boots N Paddles, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review and only too glad to help out. Thanks again, Calum. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was the second time that I'd had the privilege of Boots N Paddles' services. The first was about 2 years ago; a bunch of " grumpy old men " in canoes from Elphin to Boat Bay in Sionnescaig. They delivered the equipment to Elphin and picked up our bedraggled group 3 days later to take us back to our... More 

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Calum R, Manager at Boots N Paddles, responded to this review

Many thanks again for the great review and hope your son has been bitten by the adventuring bug having had the chance to explore such a cracking part of the country! Regards, Calum. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I organised a trip for a group of us to go down the River Spey using Boots'n'Paddles Canoes. They offered good advice throughout the trip and organised where best to get dropped off and picked up, we used their van and trailer to drop off/pick up canoes and used the cars in our group to get our own cars back.... More 

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Calum R, Manager at Boots N Paddles, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and glad you had a such a good time on the Spey. Regards, Calum. More 

Inverness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I am Highland Ambassador for Scottish charity SiMBA, Simpson's Memory Box Appeal and we were delighted to be able to hire Boots N Paddles for our 2015 Challenge to raise funds and awareness for the charity. From the initial contact to the completion of the challenge Calum, Mike & the team at Boots N Paddles were very easy to liaise... More 

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Calum R, Manager at Boots N Paddles, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review. An extremely worthy challenge for a worthy cause, and we hope your fund raising efforts have been successful. Thanks again, Calum. More 

Friesland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Initially I was interested in joining a guided tour because I was not used to negotiate rapids but unfortunately the dates for the guided tours did not match my agenda. I came across some very positive reviews about boots 'n paddles and contacted them. I got some sound advice (it was either hire a private guide which is quite costly... More 

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Calum R, Manager at Boots N Paddles, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind word GroueReade, it is a great river to explore and glad you had fun! Thanks again, Calum. More 

Stamford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We booked onto the taster session, which lasted 1hr, 15mins. This was plenty of time to get out onto the Loch. The guide, Dan, was excellent and made our daughter (10) feel at ease. There was one hairy moment where we had to manouvre the canoe so the wake of a large boat didn't capsize us! All good fun. I... More 

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Calum R, Manager at Boots N Paddles, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Jenny, glad you had a great time. Thanks again, Calum. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went out as a family of four with Andreas. I arranged the trip at the last minute with Brenda who was a joy to deal with, friendly, responsive and efficient. We have an accident prone 18 year old son with special needs and were nervous of letting him be in a kayak alone. He tipped over on departure and... More 

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Calum R, Manager at Boots N Paddles, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review and we'll be sure to pass your comments on to Andreas. Glad you enjoyed to visit so much. Thanks again, Calum. More 

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