sea kayak hire for the Great Glen, spectacular inland lochs

 or sea kayaking around our rugged, rocky coastline.

All kayak  hire packages include paddles, buoyancy aids & spray decks We offer 1 free BDH bottle per kayak for cameras etc.; plus 1 free set of trolley wheels per group hire; one spare split paddle per boat. Additional trolley wheels are available for hire.  Long John wet suits are also available for hire.

Sea Kayaks:

Single sea kayaks :

  • RTM – Ysaks  16′ 7″ length; width 22″ (Plastic) x 11. Cock pit 32″ x 18″.
  • Skerray(Plastic) x 1
  • Badarca (GF) x 5 currently reducing this fleet & replacing with RTMs

Double sea kayaks :

  • RTM Speedo 17’5″; 26″ (Plastic) x 2. Cock pit 31″ x 18″.

Double Tourer Kayaks:

  • Double Tourer (GF) x 3

River Kayaks:

We also have a small  fleet of river kayaks of low – high volume. These are not appropriate for long distance paddling or overnight camping – such as the  Great Glen Canoe Trail :

  • Daggers (Plastic); WildThing; RTM Zoom; RTM Nino (Kids); Pyranha Master; Corsica S; Pyranha 279.
  • Dagger Red Line x 1
  • Boss x 1

Loading kayaks  – How much gear can we carry in a kayak ?

We are frequently asked how much gear folks can carry in kayaks on overnight trips These weights include the weight of all “bodies!

Purely as a guideline:-

  • Single kayaks 16’7″ have a maximum load carrying capacity of 120 kg / 265 lbs. In a single kayaks if the paddlers has a weight of 136 lbs  (approx. 9st 10lbs)  this will leave a load carrying capacity of  approx. 129 lbs for 1 person. These are excellent  for  tracking & speed; great for comfort, maneoverability, stability & rolling.
  • Single kayaks have high volume storage compartments & large hatch covers to allow easy access for storage with 3 rubber hatch covers.
  • Double sea kayaks 17’5″ have a maximum load capacity of 270 kg / 600 lbs. In a 2 man kayak  if there are 2 paddlers of approx. the same weight (approx. 9st 10lbs per person)  this will leave approx 322  lbs gear carrying capacity between 2 paddlers. These are excellent for stability & rolling, speed, comfort; great for maneoverability, stability & rolling.
  • These double sea kayaks have internal high volume storage compartments with great external load capacities, plus 2 large rubber oval hatch covers to allow easy access for storage

Prices: as a guideline :

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Sea Kayaks (Single) From: £ 68  for 2 days – £ 156  for 6 days
Sea Kayaks (Doubles) From: £ 78.75 for 2 days -£ 182.25   for 6 days
River Kayak From: £ 61.25  for 2 days – £ 141.75  for 6 days
Double Tourer (GF) From: £ 72 for 2 days – £ 141.75  for 6 days

Canoe & Kayak Expedition Sundries

These can include: Dry Bags – small – medium, canoe trolley wheels, roof racs, sailing rig, tie on straps, rafting poles. These are charged for independently. Trolley wheels are strongly recommended for the Great Glen and some other NW Highlands journeys.  The hire of full expedition camping gear is another option we can offer to complete the full package.

Security Deposit:

There is £ 150 refundable security deposit payable on each canoe or kayak before you leave us. This is payable by cash or cheque only and is refunded when the boats are returned to us in an undamaged and clean condition