Gift Voucher - Canoeing - Explore Loch Ness (2.5 hrs) for Under 18s
- Location: Fort Augustus, Loch Ness
Minimum age is 7
Starting from picturesque Fort Augustus, you will get the chance to explore the southern end of Loch Ness in very stable open (canadian-style) canoes. Enjoy stunning views and experience the likes of Inchnacardoch Bay, Cherry Island (the site of an ancient ‘crannog’ - house on stilts), Fort Augustus Abbey and the mouths of the Rivers Tarf and Oich from the unique perspective of a small boat on the big loch. If the weather is calm we will also head out into the middle of the loch to look for Nessie…. History buffs can discover how Fort Augustus got its name and learn about the engineering marvel that is the Caledonian Canal.
Suitable for adults and children aged 7+. Young children will sit on an extra third seat in the canoe, so there are still two people to paddle and control the canoe.
What we provide:
Canoe, paddle, buoyancy aid and a 25 litre dry bag per boat for your snacks/valuables.
What you should take:
Footwear that you don't mind getting wet and a waterproof jacket. A towel/change of clothes is strongly recommended too, just in case! Do take a camera, but please keep it in the waterproof bag provided when not using it. We can not be held responsible for damage/loss of your phones, cameras and car keys so please only take them along if you are happy you can look after them.
Getting to Fort Augustus:
There are buses available from Inverness and Fort William or you can drive there too along the A82 road. It's a lovely little town and really worth a visit in its own right. Fort Augustus provides an awesome view up Loch Ness from its position at the southern end of this most iconic of Scottish lochs.
Meeting place (Inveroich Pier):
From the public car park in the centre of the village, walk south past the petrol station and over the stone bridge over the River Oich. Turn left at signs for The Millshop (before crossing the canal) and walk down canal-side to the very end of the roadway, on the banks of Loch Ness. Please note that there is no parking available at the meeting point – you should park in the main village car park (where there are public toilets too) and allow 10 minutes for the stroll down to the lochside.