Canoeing | 6hrs| 10yrs+
Canoeing is a superb way to explore some of South West Scotland’s finest inland lochs and rivers.
Our location in Ayrshire, southwest Scotland, enables us to go canoeing in some of the most beautiful areas you could imagine and it’s exciting too! Canoeing can be enjoyed by everyone, and we cater for all ages and abilities, from organising training days for beginners through to advanced groups for the more experienced.
Group Size Medium Group
Our canoe explorer sessions are suitable for those who have mastered the basics of paddling or have dabbled in the activity before but would prefer to have a guide or instructor with them to support their day. The explorer session is designed as a journey based activity on flat water within sheltered areas or a journey on a river. We have several venues in mind which allows our instructors to continue to teach the basic skills of paddling on flat water before embarking on a journey by open canoe.
Two people can paddle a canoe and there is space for smaller children in the centre of the boat making it a great activity for couples, groups and family’s.
Adventure Carrick provides all equipment and because the explorer session is a full day out we can tailor the session to include a mini expedition where we carry food to cook on a remote shore or island or carry bikes to explore the area ever further.
We will bring all the equipment needed with us and meet you at the venue in South Ayrshire or the Galloway’s. We can take younger children but please contact us to discuss this before booking and to check the price.
The cost is £90 per person and this is based on a minimum of 4 people booking. Please contact us for a bespoke price for a smaller group.
Book your adventure now!
- Canoe and Paddle
- Buoyancy aid
- Shoes to wear in the water
Our experienced and friendly instructors are BCU (British Canoe Union) SCA (Scottish Canoe Association) accredited. Our team of instructors are also very familiar with the venues we operate.
The full day canoe explorer session is designed as a fun journey and aims to cover the basics of:
Managing and setting up equipment (PPE, Setting up canoes for tandem paddling, how to carry boats safely etc)
Safely launching and egressing the water
Paddling skills (Balancing, forwards paddling, backwards paddling, steering skills)
Safety skills (Capsize activities, towing others etc)
Environmental awareness (choosing where to paddle, weather awareness, etc)
Canoe journey safari on flat water or river
Hire a canoe and enjoy the freedom!!