Have you ever stood on the banks of a loch, watched people canoeing across the water and thought, ‘I’d quite like to try that?’
The idea can seem a bit daunting at first though. I mean, where do you start?
If only you could have your first crack at a canoe with a fully qualified guide in tow – that way, you could have maximum fun with everything taken care of from start to finish.
Cue today’s Big Deal for a two hour guided canoe trip across Loch Lomond, suitable for a group adventure.
Experience Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond is Britain’s biggest inland stretch of water, which is just another way of saying that it is breathtakingly vast and impressive.
And while it is nice to stroll along its shores, nothing can compare to being out on the water itself, feeling the wind on your face and watching the sun dance off the ripples.
Today’s Big Deal from Loch Lomond Leisure gives you the chance to try that out for yourself. It doesn’t matter what your experience level is, as you will be led by a fully qualified BCU coach who will share their expert tuition and local knowledge with you.
The purchase is for one canoe, which has a seating capacity of three adults or two adults and two children under eight years old – ideal for a group of friends or a family.
As you can take your trip from March to September, you can choose which season to enjoy the natural scenery of the loch in.
So why not make a whole day out of it by combining it with other loch-side activities like hiking, cycling and wildlife spotting, followed by a slap-up meal at a local dining spot?
Equipment and safety briefing
Here is how your day will go:
You will arrive at Luss beach at 9.30am, where you will meet your guide for a safety briefing and instructions. There, you’ll be given a canoe, paddle and compulsory buoyancy aid. You will also have the option of hiring a wetsuit for £2 per person. Changing facilities and bag storage will be available.
At 10am, you will set off on your expedition.
This deal is available seven days a week. Please remember to bring a photo ID along with you.
Go as a group
This would make a fantastic group bonding activity. As mentioned, the canoe can accommodate up to three adults or alternatively, two adults and two children under eight.
The minimum age for children is five years old and under eighteens must bring an adult along with them.
Loch Lomond Leisure run various activities. Here are some recent enthusiastic TripAdvisor reviews, which we have edited for length. In particular, the team get lots of praise for their friendly service:
‘The service when booking was top-notch with comprehensive, helpful and speedy responses throughout. Can’t thank you all enough for a friendly, professional and excellent afternoon. Highly recommended!!’
‘Excellent from booking to tour. Steph was professional and efficient when dealing with enquiry and booking. On the day of the tour Nick was very pleasant and had a great knowledge of the area, sharing lots of information and allowing us opportunity to explore, definitely something we would do again. Great experience and service.’
‘...All the staff were extremely friendly, fun yet professional, and helpful throughout. The service was top quality…I very highly recommend to all!!’
Loch down this deal
Today’s Big Deal for a two hour guided tour of Loch Lomond would be perfect for a bonding session with friends or a fun family day out.
Available seven days a week from March to September, you will have plenty of time to plan your adventure and maybe even pair it with a special occasion.
With that in mind, it would also make a unique Christmas gift idea.