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Why should you go kayaking to see wildlife in Scotland?

March 31, 2018

We tailor our guided tours, at Outdoor Explore, so any age or experience explorer can try kayaking, without worries, and enjoy some of the best wildlife Scotland has to offer!

 

Of course, the weather is not always glorious, sunny, windless and calm. We all know that, but this makes a true Scottish experience, when it changes often, isn't it?

 

More, on the days when it's windy ospreys are often out, hunting. On rainy days otters and beavers can easier hide their swimming from any predators, visitors.

 

Saying this, we love sunny days out of course :)

 

So why kayaking (canoeing could work as well or paddle boarding)?

 

Firstly, your comfort. You can outfit your boat, your seat so much cosier than a standard chair on a power boat, cruise ship... It will be closer  to all your goodies brought along, for example a camera, drink, sun-cream (?!), snacks.

 

Then next, is being more eco friendly - you will feel better about yourself not leaving a carbon footprint in the fragile eco system you are about to explore. Yes, it might be a hard going when kayaking in Scotland it's very windy, but it's worth it...

 

Staying healthier. Sport is good, we all know it, but more importantly improves also our mental health. Floating down the river, exploring lochs or Scottish coast from the kayak, being closer to nature, admiring wildlife... what a day out heh?

 

 

Finally of course is the unique experience due to staying nearly silent, allowing  you to float even in shallow waters closer to the river, loch, sea bank without disturbing anything and just watch...

 

And what can you see? We often come across salmon leaping out next to us, beavers diving, otters swimming nearby, a passing kingfisher, ospreys hunting or even dolphins. All this withing a Tayside region as well!!!

 

 

Here are some of our video clips, enjoy and join us next time!

 

Otters, guided kayaking in Perth, River Tay: 

 

Beavers, also whilst exploring Perth City, kayaking on the River Tay:

 

Kayaking with dolphins at Broughty Ferry, near Dundee:

 

kingfisher next to us, when kayaking at Loch Faskally, near Pitlochry:

https://www.facebook.com/oexplore/videos/944471999050582/ 

 

So feel free to join us next time, our 'open' trips (but never bigger than 6 people) or we can arrange a bespoke guided tour for you at Outdoor Explore.

 

Contact us: info@outdoorexplore.co.uk or 07904 324 102