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Paddle Lochaber - Sea Kayaking

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Address: Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish PH49 4HL, Scotland
Phone Number: 01855 340123
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   Qualified local guides will introduce you to Lochaber's...

   Qualified local guides will introduce you to Lochaber's fantastic coastline and abundance of wildlife. We offer half, full and multi day trips for all abilities. No experience is necessary and we supply all the specialist equipment you will need to have fun whilst being safe and comfortable on the water.Activities include:Sea Kayaking- Join us for a sea kayaking adventure! Inuit style single kayaks, ideal for exploring Lochaber’s fantastic coastline, history and wildlife. A half or full day introduction to sea kayaking is ideal for anyone wanting to try sea kayaking for the first time. Intermediate and Improver options are available for those with existing experience who would like to develop existing skills or simply get out and explore in the company of a qualified guide. Sit on Top Kayaking-Fun for all the family! These wide stable boats are ideal for families, taking 2-3 people. We’ll introduce you to paddling with some fun activities before setting off to explore.Gift Vouchers are available. Please enquire about individual and group rates or BCU courses.Please visit our website for more information and to book your adventure! Booking essential.About us- Paddle Lochaber is a specialist Sea Kayak guiding and coaching provider. We are based in the village of Ballachulish, just south of Fort William, with easy access to some of the finest sea kayaking the West Coast of Scotland has to offer. All our instructors are friendly, knowledgeable and experienced coaches who hold appropriate British Canoe Union coaching qualifications. Paddle Lochaber is a BCU Approved Paddlesport Provider.

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Enjoyable paddle on the loch

Myself and my partner really enjoyed our kayaking session with Paddle Lochaber. The instructor Mike was very friendly as soon as we arrived and we enjoyed his company all morning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Scott M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Myself and my partner really enjoyed our kayaking session with Paddle Lochaber. The instructor Mike was very friendly as soon as we arrived and we enjoyed his company all morning. There were only ourselves and another couple on the session so the atmosphere was great. Mike had us out on the water quickly and after a little time doing the... More 

2 Thank Scott M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We went out with Mark in the kayaks last summer and had a fantastic morning, it was everything we were looking for from a kayaking trip and more! Great teaching in how to use the kayak plus many interesting stories about the local area. We would highly recommend Mark and Paddle Lochaber!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We booked for a group of 10 sea kayaking to celebrate a 30th. Out instructors, Mark and Keith, handled the group with a good mix of patience and challenge; catering for the varied ability and confidence on the water. Fantastic day out! One of if not the best outdoor activity days I have done. We plan to do more with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Absolutely fantastic. Went with a friend and had great luck with the weather. Instructor (Mark) was great and very knowledgeable about the area making the trip all the more interesting. Would recommend to anyone either with or without any previous experience. Scenery is amazing as well.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

I did the BCU 2* training and assessment with Mark. The tuition was excellent and Mark did everything possible to provide great customer service. The scenery is stunning as well.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great 4 days, just what we wanted. a little instruction and advice justo make some improvements and life easier. more advice whenever we asked. Lots of varied paddling and exploring. mark was keen to tailor the trip to what we wanted.

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Fort William, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The sun was shining, customer service was excellent, tour informative, equipment up to date, price reasonable and landscape stunning.

Thank Cindy E
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What a wonderful experience, spending a half day on a kayak on Loch Leven in glorious sunny weather, capturing views of the surrounding landscapes that you just won't see unless your out on the water. We're regular visitors to the area mostly for the hill-walking and the spectacular scenery, but to see it from a different perspective was fantastic. Mark,... More 

1 Thank Jamiemac67
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Having mentioned to some friends that I would like to try sea Kayaking, I received a voucher for my 70th birthday and was able to use it while I stayed at Invercoe campsite last week. It was a really great experience and one I would recommend to anyone of any age who would like to try it. Mark was attentive... More 

3 Thank margaret m
Dundonald, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a great half day out with Mark, weather was wonderful, scenery even better and Mark was a great instructor , very informative about local area and history. I would certainly recommend this to anyone going to the Glencoe area looking for something to do. Mike S.

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