Great Glen Canoe Hire and Great Glen Kayak Hire

Canoe and Kayak Hire For The Great Glen Canoe Trail

Active Highs offer the Great glen canoe hire and Great Glen kayak hire and a pick up and drop off shuttle service for an end to end Great Glen hire service. We have a range of open canoes and sea touring kayaks for self guided expeditions along the Great Glen Canoe Trail and Caledonian Canal. We only offer canoe and kayak hire to people that we deem competent enough to be able to look after themselves in a wild environment or are in the company of a qualified or competent group leader. Please see our checklist here prior to deciding whether you should be considering taking on the Great Glen Canoe Trail, Caledonian Canal or other self guided canoe or kayak journey alone and are competent to hire equipment without instruction or qualified leader.

If having read our terms and conditions and guidance on equipment hire and have decided that you would like some pre – trip instruction and coaching please see our canoe and kayak coaching pages or alternatively please see our options for fully guided canoe and kayak trips.

Please download our canoe hire terms and conditions and client hire form below and complete and return to prior to hiring equipment.

Hire Client Form

Hire Terms and Conditions

Canoe and Kayak Hire Prices

Hire Sea Touring Kayak (Solo) Open Canoe (Tandem)
1 Day £55 £60
2 Day £100 £110
3 Day £145 £150
4 Day £180 £190
5 Day £210 £225
Extra Days £40 £45


What’s Included?

All canoes hired from active Highs come complete with paddles, buoyancy aids and one barrel for storing equipment and food. Kayaks come complete with paddles buoyancy aids and spray decks.

Great Glen Canoe Transport

If you have your own means of safely transporting hired boats and equipment you are most welcome to come and pick them up from our base on Loch Oich. If doing this please ensure that you have a suitable trailer or roof rack system that is capable of carrying the boats and a strapping system suitable for tying the boats onto your trailer or vehicle.

If you do not have a way of picking up boats or would like us to provide a drop off and pick up service for you please see details of pricing below.

  • 2021 Great Glen shuttles – Please enquire about availability for 2021 by emailing