Canoe Equipment

Keeping you safe and comfortable on and off the water

On The Water:

To keep you comfortable when in our boats, we will provide you with:

  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Dry Bags: 1x 12L
  • Canoe Paddle
  • Venture Canoe

What You Need to Bring:

  • Warm clothes and waterproofs: See guide below.
  • Water shoes or wellington boots
  • Spare socks to wear at the end of the day.
  • Lunch (Full day) / Snacks (half day)
  • Suncream / sunglasses
  • Water Bottle
  • Midge Net / Spray (Smidge/Avon) recommended just in case.
  • Face mask
  • Any medication you need/take

The Kelly Kettle

Hot Drinks The Wild Way

As part of our trips, we carry a Kelly Kettle, a specialist flask where you light a fire in the middle of it. Within a few minutes the water boils, with a subtle yet  special smokey flavour. When ready, all we need to do is add it to your choice of fresh coffee, selection of teas or our world famous hot chocolate with cream and sprinkles.

What could be more idyllic than landing on an island beach, striking up a fire to brew a cuppa and enjoying a refreshing drink overlooking the wild west coast of Scotland? Also, the smoke is a great deterrent to the humble midge.

Clothing Guide


We recommend shoes you don’t mind getting wet, such as wetsuit shoes/old trainers or welly boots / walking boots


Waterproof trousers, such as hiking over-trousers / swimwear. If wearing extra layers underneath please wear synthetic layers or merino wool.

Jeans or cotton are not appropriate.

Top Half:

A waterproof jacket such as a hiking jacket.

Synthetic or merino wool layers to be comfortable to the temperature of the day. Jeans or cottons are not appropriate. 

It is important to also bring spare warm top layers, just incase you get cold or wet through the day, we will provide you a dry-bag to store these in. There are plenty of options to land during the day to add or remove layers to your comfort.

A hat or baseball cap is also a great way to stay comfortable on the water.

Gloves are optional, but may be worth considering on a colder day.

Other Considerations

Cameras & Phones

Taking electronic devices onto the water comes with an inherent risk. It is your decision whether you want to take it. We provide dry-bags if you do want to take a phone / camera with you.


If you are on medication or require medication stops during the day, you must declare this on our booking form. This will in no way affect your booking but  allows our guides to tailor the trip itinerary to include your needs.