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Watersports in Glencoe and Loch Leven

Not only are we immersed in spectacular mountain scenery, we are also surrounded by beautiful rivers and sea lochs which ensures we have water to explore at any time of year.

Kayaking and sea kayaking

There is tremendous potential for sea kayaking in the area, from the sheltered Loch Leven out to Loch Linnhe and then further afield to Loch Sunart. If you’re just beginning or fancy a guided trip Paddle Lochaber, based in Ballachulish, offer taster sessions or full day trips including all equipment hire – well recommended.  There are great opportunities to engage with the local wildlife too – sightings have included seals, otters and seabirds galore!

If you are confident enough to get out on your own Lochaber Watersports at Ballachulish will hire you single or double kayaks, including safety equipment.

It does rain occasionally in Glencoe and this can lead to terrific kayaking conditions including the River Etive and the River Coe in spate. Slightly further afield you have the Rivers Spean and Garry. Where’s the water website has the latest river levels for you.

Whatever you’re doing you’re bound to get wet so don’t forget we have a top class purpose-built drying room for your kit!

Powerboating, Rib Rides, Sailing and other small craft

Why not try driving your own powerboat with iPowerboat based at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel.  The family are welcome to come along to watch.  Or why not try an exhilarating Rib Ride with Sea Xplorer– choose from 1 or 2 hours onLoch Leven.

If you’re looking for a more leisurely pace why not try yachting on Loch Levenwith Lochaber Watersports, also based at “the Isles”.  They also offer small ‘dory’s with outboard motors – perfect for a gentle family exploration of the islands on the loch.

Vertical Descents

Vertical Descents offer more adrenaline based activities such as canyoning, coasteering, gorge walking and white water rafting.  Only 8 miles from us, extremely well organised and catering for groups and individuals. To get an idea of their canyoning trip have a look here

You can book directly with the companies involved or at one of the 2 local booking centres at the Ballachulish Visitor Information Centre or Club House at the Dragons Tooth Golf Course.

(Images courtesy of Vertical Descents and Paddle Lochaber)


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