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Grab a paddle and we'll show you Perth from a whole new perspective!
Starting from the wide open river outside Willowgate we'll head to Moncrieffe Island and then up it's North secluded channel. As we get closer to the city centre we'll have plenty of time to enjoy the tranquil scenery while trying to spot wildlife e.g. otters, kingfishers, beaver, heron etc. The wildflowers in summer are beautiful, and the rest of the year, beaver evidence is fascinating sight to see on the river banks.
Once at the top of Moncreiffe Island, the views of the Perth City skyline are one of a kind. Most locals have never seen it from this angle and are always excited for the picture perfect moment. Once we've stopped for a breather and a photo we'll head back down the South side of Moncrieffe island taking note of a bit of Perth's history before heading back to Willowgate, triumphant after our 7km paddle!
This tour can be done in a range of crafts to suit anyone's needs from Kayak, Canoe, Stand-Up Paddleboard or Katakanu. All can be done from beginner level, so for more information about each craft, click on the relevant options below.
From one town to another; a great journey with good views and a sense of adventure
Our Willowgate to Newburgh tour does exactly what it says on the tin! Starting at Willowgate we'll journey down past all of the traditional fishing bothies, past Elcho Castle, which you'll be able to spot through the trees, and continue past the mouth of the River Earn, until finally we see Mugdrum Island, in all it's glory with Newburgh tucked just behind.
The stretch of river between Willowgate and Newburgh is packed full of interesting history and nature and has a very different feel to the river higher up. As the reed bed starts to appear about half way through the journey, you'll have a good realisation of the scale of the biggest reedbed in Europe. As we get closer to the River Earn, the Tay suddenly changes personality, from a small river meandering through the hills, to a large, wide estuary making it's way out to sea.
This 10km journey is a great step up from the Perth City Kayak Tour, although it can be done by most beginners, if you are up for a bit of a challenge!
The journey finishes at Newburgh Slipway and paddlers must organise their own transport home or back to Willowgate. Most people solve this by dropping a car off in Newburgh before the tour, getting a friend to pick them up, or some even get the bus back to Perth.
Whatever craft you'd like to join us in, this is a tour not to be missed!
Paddle downstream to take in the sights of the glorious River Tay and Perthshire countryside
Our Elcho Castle tours start at Willowgate before heading down river past Kinnoull Hill and surrounding areas before arriving next to Elcho Castle. During the summer you'll just be able to see it through the trees but when the leaves fall it stands proud on the riverbank.
This is one of our shorter tours and has great views of Kinnoull Hill and it's watch tower on the return journey back to Willowgate. One of our experience guides will be with you every paddlestroke of the way to make sure you're getting the best experience on the water as possible.
A lot of our customers enjoy heading both ways on the river, both up to Perth City and down to Elcho Castle. So if you've already done one, why not try the other!
Join us and explore new areas around Perthshire. This is a great opportunity to brush up on your paddling skills and get out and discover some beautifuls spots in "Big Tree Country"
Once a month we will meet at a new location and paddle rivers and lochs on Kayaks.
Exploring place such as; Loch Tummel, Dunkeld, Thistlebrigg, Loch Faskally, River Isla and many more.
These tours are limited to 6 people, and transport is included
Tour dates and Locations are;
24th February - Loch Fruekie
10th March - Loch Tummel
7th April - Loch Earn
5th May -River Isla
2nd June - Dunkeld to Stanley
7th July - Thristlebrigg to Willowgate
4th August - Luncarty to Willowgate
1st September - Bridge of Earn to Willowgate
27th October - Loch Faskally
3rd November - Loch Rannoch
1st December - Loch Tay
Join us for a gentle paddle on the Tay in search of some beavers and looking out for beaver evidence long the banks of the river. Detecting and keeping an eye out for the mischievous little beavers swimming through the water.
The majority of the tour is paddling at a slow pace and observing the lovely view, stopping to observe the wildlife along the way, beavers are not guaranteed but a fun search and adventure awaits you
With little bits of fast moving water and a wave to go through at Perth Bridge this tour will interested all the way back home
Our Luncarty tour starts at the old Waulkmill Ferry on the Scone side of the river. Your tour guide will meet you will all the equipment needed including helmets and buoyancy aids. From here you'll get taught the basics of paddling and of 'reading the river' before jumping in the kayaks and heading down the river.
This tour has a mixture of classic Perthshire scenery, a great city skyline and one white water slide to make you smile.
Please note that this tour starts and finishes in different locations and you will need to organise transport accordingly. Most people leave a car at Willowgate or ask a friend to drop them off although we have had people use bikes and taxis in the past as well!
This is definitely a fun an exciting tour with a little bit of everything the river has to offer. It's one we'd certainly recommend and we hope to see you sliding through that wave soon!
Join us for a lovely tour around Lock Faskally. Guided by one of our experienced instructors, you will enjoy this peaceful and tranquil Loch.
Wetsuits are not needed, for comfort, it is advisable to wrap up in warm clothes, including hat and gloves and possibly waterproofs, you will also need shoes you don't mind getting wet. We will provide buoyancy aids.
Although unlikely to fall in, you will get splashed, so, a change of clothes and maybe a flask of hot chocolate/coffee for after would be a great idea.
A trip of a lifetime journeying down Scotland's longest river
- Paddle over 5 days from the head of Loch Tay, Killin, all the way to Perth
- Wild camp at stunning riverside and islands locations
- Enjoy expert canoe coaching to help you feel like a natural in the canoe
- Leave with memories of a classic Scottish adventure
This whole day tour takes in both the River Earn and the River Tay.
Starting at Bridge of Earn, we'll take the tide down the Earn meandering around the bends looking for wildlife. At around lunchtime we should reach the mouth of the River Earn, where it joins the Tay. Here we'll eat lunch before spending the afternoon taking the incoming tide upriver to Willowgate Activity Centre where the tour finishes.
This tour is perfect for those who are comfortable in a kayak and who have been on one of our shorter tours before. If you're not sure if this tour is suitable for you, it probably is! So please don't hesitate to call us to find out more.
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