Sea Kayaking


Sit on Top Kayaking


Stand Up Paddling


Join us for a Sea Kayaking Adventure!

Welcome to Paddle Lochaber! We are a specialist paddlesports centre offering quality sea kayaking courses, trips and holidays.  Paddle Lochaber is based in the village of Ballachulish, Scotland, near Glencoe and just 20 minutes drive from Fort William.  Sea Kayaking in Scotland is world renowned and we have easy access to some of the best kayaking the Scottish West Coast has to offer.

We offer a range of guided trips and sea kayaking courses to suit all abilities.  Our half or full day Introduction to Sea Kayaking trips are perfect for those who would like to try sea kayaking for the first time, whilst our Sea Kayaking for Beginners courses are aimed at those who are considering taking up the sport as a hobby.  For those with a bit more experience we offer Improver sea kayaking courses as well as a wider a range of BCU Courses, which are certified and internationally recognised.

Sea Kayaking

In addition to our traditional sea kayaks, Paddle Lochaber offer activities on Sit on Top Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP).  Sit on Top Kayaks wide stable boats can each accommodate multiple paddlers and are ideal for family kayaking trips.  Stand Up Paddleboards are relatively new to the UK but are rapidly growing in popularity.

We will supply all the specialist equipment you will need to have fun whilst being safe and comfortable on the water.  All activities are lead by qualified British Canoe Union (BCU) Coaches who live locally and have many years of experience.

Lochaber is the Outdoor Capital of the UK and home to our nations highest peak, Ben Nevis.  The area is renowned for it's breath taking scenery, amazing wildlife and welcoming hosts.

Sit on Top Kayaking

If you can't find the sea kayaking course, trip or holiday you are looking for on the following pages then please contact us.

Many of our activities can be booked via our automated online booking system.

Paddle Lochaber is a British Canoe Union Approved Paddlesport Provider and a WiSe Accredited Wildlife Safe Operator.

  • "Excellent! Local history, wildlife and landscape from a unique perspective"

    Janet, Edinburgh.


Category: BCU Courses
Length: 1 Day
Price: £60

The aim of this one day, classroom based, course is to give you the tools to enable you to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions. These will include understanding...


Length: 2 Days
Price: £160

Starting out in any new sport can be daunting, over the two days of this course we will look at the basic skills you need to start enjoying paddlesport safely. We will look at basic boat handling skills,...



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The Isles of Glencoe Hotel
Ballachulish, Argyll
Highland, Scotland
PH49 4HL
37 West Laroch
Ballachulish, Argyll
Highland, Scotland
PH49 4JJ