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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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Aigas Gorge in a canoe

Had a wonderful day canoeing, we were a mixed group, the youngest 9, a slightly anxious teenager, and adults, it exceeded our expectations would highly recommend for a day out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Charlotte S
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Fortrose
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Fortrose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful day canoeing, we were a mixed group, the youngest 9, a slightly anxious teenager, and adults, it exceeded our expectations would highly recommend for a day out.

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

Many thanks for your great review, and do glad you enjoyed your day out with us. The Aigas Gorge is such a great place to explore! Calum. More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We took part in the highland games and team building event and then a huge tug of war. It was brilliant fun, everyone took part! The staff were fantastic.

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

Thanks for your review guys, great to hear you had fun during your stay at the Castle. Regards. More 

Odiham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were a group of 4 ( 2 adults and a 12 yr old and 16 yr old) relative novices and we had a fantastic morning on the water of the beautiful River Beauly during our half term stay in the area. Mike was absolutely fantastic and from our initial meeting, set us all at ease with his wonderful manner... More 

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

Many thanks for your review and great to hear you had such memorable time. It really is a cracking spot to explore by canoe. Thanks again. More 

Inverness
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

In 2013 the Highland contingent if SiMBA charity decided to take on the Great Glen to raise funds and awareness. From the moment we contacted Boots N Paddles Calum, Mike & Alison went above and beyond to help us tailor this unique fundraiser. On 29th July 2014, our 23 participants, of varying abilities, excitedly met with Mike, Dan & Phil... More 

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

Many thanks for your kind words and lovely review. It was great fun from our point of view too and a really nice bunch of people to go paddling with. As for the amount you've raised, that's just brilliant. A great effort for a great cause. Thanks again. More 

Insch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We are a family of four (2 kids aged 10 and 14) and we booked with Boots n Paddles on this trip, as we were keen to complete this awesome trail, but we didn't feel confident undertaking it unsupported. Well, we couldn't have made a better decision! Mike was our guide for the trip and he did everything possible to... More 

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

Many thanks for your review Ruth, we're so glad you all enjoyed the canoe trail. It's a great place to explore and as you said, it's great to escape from the distractions of everyday life once in a while. Regards. More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Just home from a fantastic trip along the Great Glen. My expectations were exceeded in terms of the whole experience from start to finish. From my initial enquiry about the trip to being dropped off at the end nothing was too much trouble for Mike and his staff. Throughout the trip we were consulted on the options available for each... More 

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

Many thanks for your feedback Kay and great to see you enjoyed the journey, and Mike's cooking! More 

Oban, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

just home from kayaking the great glen for SiMBA with the help from boots n paddles who were very good at what they do big thank you to Mike Dan and Phil who had to put up with some off our mad people. all top notch guys loved every minute off my time on land and water would recommend them... More 

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

Many thanks for your review and great to see you enjoyed the challenge. Regards. More 

stirling
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a fantastic four days of canoeing down the Spey. Our guide Indiana Dan had thought of everything to make it flow perfectly. A short training session at the start was built on each day to reflect the increasing complexities of the river. Great and ample food each day and night to replace the hard spent calories. Weather was... More 

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

Many thanks for your review Brian and great to see to see you had fun with Indiana Dan - his new nickname from now on I think!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

From the outset of booking equipment, to being collected at the end of our trip everyone we dealt with was top notch. Also all the boats and kit hired was of a good working standard. Thanks to all staff for a great trip

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

Many thanks for your kind words. Always great to hear we did a good job. Thanks again and hopefully we'll see you again in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Boots n Paddles delivered exactly what they said they would, on time, with a friendly face. Excellent brand new sea kayaks, driver waiting for us at the station to take us directly to a remote spot, then picked up right on time a week later. An outstanding service and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.

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

Many thanks for your review and great to hear you had such a good time. Thanks again, Calum. More 

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