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Explore Highland

Clachnaharry Road | Clachnaharry Works Lock, Inverness IV3 8RA, Scotland
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Outstanding

Had the pleasure of undertaking the Great Glen Way with Donald whilst he was reviewing the activity... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MacAttack720
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Perth, Australia
Fantastic sea kayaking Great Glen trip

I've just got back from a sea kyaking trip of the Great Glen with Donald. The trip was really good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emma E
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Cusco, Peru
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Here at Explore Highland, we love the great outdoors.Based centrally in the Capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, wildlife, but best of all, a plentiful supply of water for open canoeing, river kayaking or sea kayaking.When you join us on a guided adventure or hire a boat for your own adventure, we will ensure that your time in the Highlands is truely memorable.We may be bias, but we feel that there is no better location in the world to explore.
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Clachnaharry Road | Clachnaharry Works Lock, Inverness IV3 8RA, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had the pleasure of undertaking the Great Glen Way with Donald whilst he was reviewing the activity for the 2nd addition of his book. As this was my birthday gift and I had just recently become a Lord, Donald arranged for a piper to meet...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've just got back from a sea kyaking trip of the Great Glen with Donald. The trip was really good. I had very little kyaking experience just a few half day fun paddles before doing this trip, but Donald took the time to explain how...More

Thank Emma E
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Second time stand up paddle boarding with explore highland. I just cannot praise Donald at explore highland enough, his amazing interaction between him and my children is second to none, allowing them to learn with subtle coaching tips making them think it’s natural. Anyone wishing...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked a spot in a group canoe trip through the Aigas Gorge, and when we arrived, Donald ended up giving us a private trip because all the other boats ended up being hired out separately. This was extremely generous, as he...More

Thank racheldeckert
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

I booked a day course, ‘Introduction to Paddleboarding’ and had a wonderful experience! Donald is a great coach, very positive and encouraging and knows how to get the best out of people. We combined some basic skills with a great trip on the River Beauly,...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We booked a last-minute 1/2 day trip on a tandem kayak & had a brilliant time. Donald is very knowledgeable about the area, provided lots of local information about what we saw during the trip, a good coach & very friendly. It was a relaxing,...More

Thank Krystle B
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Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thanks Krystle for your lovely comments. Hope you had a lovely time in Inverness over the weekend and many happy returns for the end of the month. :-) Regards Donald Explore Highland

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I visited Explore Highland with my family, 2 adults and 2 children for an evening of SUPing. Donald was absolutely brilliant with his instruction, no nonsense approach and can do attitude. I mention in particular his ability to make all of us feel secure when...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic day out on Loch Ness! Donald was a great instructor and knew all about the area's history. Would definitely sign up for another one of his trips next time I'm up here. As a solo traveler signing up for things like this can seem...More

Thank salk92
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Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi Sarah, Thanks for joining my Paddle Loch Ness trip, and your very kind review. Look forward to paddling with you again when next back up in the Highlands. Regards Donald Explore Highland

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

A group of us recently completed the Great Glen Canoe Trail, booked through Donald at Explore Highland. This guy literally wrote the book on canoeing the Great Glen (no really, he did. We bought 4 copies!) and really knows his stuff. A few of the...More

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Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thanks Nick. Was a pleasure to assist you and your group take on the Great Glen Canoe Trail in May/June. Looking forward to catching up again in the near future. Regards Donald Explore Highland

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

An epic four days in the summer isle. Donald is a highly experienced coach and guide. His experience shone when the weather conditions changed on us and he made alternative plans so that we did not miss out on any sea kayaking. He went out...More

Thank southatlantic
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Donald M, Owner at Explore Highland, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Many thanks Rosie. Was again a pleasure to paddle with yourself & Mel again. Look forward to the next time. Regards Donald Explore Highland

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James O
26 April 2018|
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Response from Donald M | Property representative |
Hi James, Not sure which canoeing trip you are interested in. If under 12 years old, I recommend the 4 hour/half day trips. Any longer they may find it a little too long and tire. Happy to take kids (accompanied with... More
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