kayaking & canoeing loch ken

Try Kayaking and Canoeing at the Galloway Activity Centre. Pick up a paddle and explore Loch Ken the Innuit way.

kayak group kids

give it a try

Fun filled kayaking activity sessions all year round - have a splash and learn in a safe environment! Our enthusiastic instructors will give you a few paddling tips then go for a mini trip on Loch Ken and/or play some fun games.

kayak instructor course

kayak and canoe tuition

Feel like taking the next step? We offer British Canoe Union courses for adults and juniors. If you're interested in getting some formal tuition then there's no better place than the sheltered water of Loch Ken.

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Kayak and Canoe Hire

Sit on top Kayaks, Canadian Canoes, Easky Touring Kayaks, Pyranna TG's ...we've got a range of equipment suitable for beginners to advanced paddlers alike. Spend a day exploring Loch Ken for less than £30!

kayak wilderness trips

wilderness trips

Loch Ken is famous for it's wild life. From Red Kites to Geese and even Otters there's no better way to explore than by Kayak or Canoe. Paddle through the reed beds with one of our experienced Kayaking Instructors to keep you safe and offer hints and tips while you explore. (Subject to availability)

Or call 01556 502011

kayaking and canoeing activity sessions

You can enjoy this activity as one of our taster sessions. For your convenience, we run two half day sessions each day at the following times. The timings include getting kitted up with wetsuits and equipment:

09.00 - 12.00
13.00 - 16.00

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Or call us now on 01556 502 011

kayaking and canoeing what's in a session?

All our kayaking activity sessions are designed to be a fun introduction. After a short brief we'll get you out on the water, paddling around the bay and playing some fun games.

All the equipment (including wetsuits) is included and it's suitable for absolute begginers.

We run our Wilderness Kayak trips in the Spring and Autum but can run them to order for groups.

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What To Bring

Wetsuits are provided for this activity and you will get changed at the start of your session. Make sure you bring along swimwear for underneath, footwear you don't mind getting wet* and a towel for afterwards. If you don't have swimwear with you, then an extra pair of spare underwear will be fine.

*Old trainers are fine if you don't have wetshoes, however it must be something enclosed which protects the toes, soles and has a closure around the back of the foot so it can't come off.

kayaking and canoeing age limits?

There's certainly no upper age limit! We don't have a strict lower age limit for kayaking as all children are different. Generally speaking, 8 year olds and up have no problem with this session but equally we have had 4 and 5 year olds have an enjoyable time out when accompanied by a parent. Just keep in mind that we can't guarantee the weather, and things can be a bit more challenging when it's wet and windy.

If you have any questions about the suitability of the session then give us a call on 01556 502011.

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kayaking and canoeing how can i take part?

We run kayaking all year around, rain or shine! Prior booking is essential and we ask for payment at the time of booking.

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This activity costs £65pp including equipment and wetsuits. Combine with another half day experience for £100pp!


Please note that bookings are binding and we do not accept cancellations.

Book Now!

Or call us now on 01556 502 011


Please note that bookings are binding and we do not accept cancellations. We go out in all conditions, rain or shine. If the activity that is booked is not available, we will offer an alternative.

stay a while

Galloway Activity Centre offers a wide range of eclectic accommodation, from our bunkhouse lodge (sleeps 20) to Loch Side Cabins, Mongolian Yurts and much much more. Check out all the accommodation options available and make a stay of it!

Beautiful views over Loch KenLoch Side cabins are the perfect base for a kayak tripExplore Loch Ken with a complimentary Canoe with every eco bothy