Wilderness Guides Canoeing

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Fort William

    Wilderness Guides offers guided canoe trips on the beautiful lochs and rivers around Fort William. Canoeing is a fun and easy activity, perfect for all ages and experience. Day and overnight trips are available, as well as canoe rental.

    Wilderness Guides offers guided canoe trips on many of the beautiful lochs and rivers around Fort William and the Lochaber area. 

    Scotland boasts world-class canoeing locations, some of the best being right on the door-step of Fort William! Explore lochs, rivers and glens, escape the crowds and give your legs a well-deserved break! 
    Canoeing offers a great way to see a different side of Scotland’s breath-taking scenery at a pace that suits you. A fun and easy activity, perfect for all ages and experience levels. 
    Day trips run daily from June to October.
    Overnight camping trips are run regularly and longer specialised tours also offered.
    We also offer bespoke trips for a tailored experience or a private outing for family or friends. 
    Trip highlights: 
    - Getting up close and personal with seals, otters, and other wildlife such as deer, white tailed fish eagles and harbour porpoises.
    - Experiencing a true wilderness experience, with crowd-free waters and isolated camping spots.
    - Enjoying beautiful scenery. 
    - Calm water padding or more active days canoeing – your choice!
    Our experienced guides will show you the very best of the west coast of Scotland. We provide all canoe equipment and camping kit needed for you to have a fun, comfortable and safe experience.
    Why not take advantage of what the fantastic Lochaber has to offer and book your trip today.
    Canoe rental is also available for those who wish to spend a day or more on the water without a guide. 
    About us: 
    Wilderness Guides are based in Fort William and specialise in guided canoe trips and rental. Our guides are all BCU qualified with many years of experience.  We love the outdoors and particularly canoeing and are delighted to be able to share this passion with others. 
    Call us on 07792 450 275 or email canoe@wildernessguides.co.uk for more information or to book your trip.
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Guided day trips (every day during Summer)
    1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Summer time:
    Guided day trips are run every day alternating between Loch Shiel, Loch Garry, Loch Moidart, River Lochy to name just a few.
    Canoe & camping trips take place at least once a month and more dates can be added on request.

    Out of season:
    Canoeing in the Highlands is a magical experience any time of the year and trips are run by request all year round.

    Canoe hire is particularly popular for those paddling the Great Glen and we rent canoe and camping kit throughout the year.


    • Children Welcome

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Equipment Hire

    Tour Duration

    • Day Tour
    • Multi-Day Tour

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    Activity Special Offer

    Rent a canoe rental for 5 days and get 2 extra days for free. Perfect if you want to take a little longer paddling the Great Glen.

    25% off

    Enjoy 25% off your next canoe rental when you book onto one of our Intro-mediate skills courses.

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