Boating & Watersports
Explore the spectacular rivers, lochs and coastline.
The Orchy is known as one of the Scotland’s best, and most challenging, white water rafting and kayaking rivers. The season runs from October to March and a number of companies, such as Splash White-Water Rafting offer thrilling experiences for the hardy, if conditions are right! https://rafting.co.uk
Loch Awe is the longest freshwater loch in Scotland at 25 miles long and the third biggest freshwater loch. It is quietly beautiful, far away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and undeveloped with no noisy water sports to spoil the peace. There are many islands worth visiting, including Innis Chonnel Castle, the first stronghold of the Campbells. The remains of Crannogs; pre historic island hut settlements, can still be seen when the loch is low. Explore the loch by kayak or canoe or hire a boat from Lochaweside Marine.
The coastline of Argyll and Lochaber is spectacular and much of it is best appreciated from the sea. Boat hire and tours are available, including wildlife watching trips to exhilarating high speed blasts through the Corryvreckan whirlpool (the World’s third largest whirlpool). Please have a look at Seafari and Sealife Adventures.
There are opportunities to see whales, dolphins, sharks, porpoises, otters, seals, eagles, gannets and much more – when the conditions are right and luck is on your side! – along the Argyll coast with Wild About Argyll.