1 independent reviews for Canoeing holiday in Scottish Highlands

Reviews for Canoeing holiday in Scottish Highlands


review 16 Jul 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Excellent instructors/facilitators. Water levels were low and the skill and confidence levels within the group were very varied. However, Jerry and Vic did a fantastic job using their extensive skill, local knowledge and experience to make sure it was a memorable holiday for all members of the group and I personally learnt a great deal. Thanks Jerry and Vic.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared to be flexible. We all have different skills, abilities, life experience and knowledge to bring to a holiday group. Be aware of others expectations as well as your own and be prepared for a little give and take to enable everyone to enjoy the holiday. Don't forget your insect repellent and, hopefully, sun cream.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

When traveling I always try to keep my environmental impact to an absolute minimum and this holiday has a very small environmental footprint although quite a bit of unavoidable minibus travel is involved. There was no opportunity on the holiday to directly support conservation. Clearly any tourists bring a general economic benefit to the local area through spending in hotels, retail and activities.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Not a great question because you need to be more explicit. Instructors great, hotels great, organisation great. So all those things that the tour operator had control over were excellent. The level of water in the river was disappointingly low, I would have benefited from being in a stronger, more experienced group are negatives that were out of control of the tour operator. However, on the plus side we had fantastic weather and relatively few midges. How would I rate the tour operator as a holiday provider? 5 stars without a doubt. How would I rate this holiday overall probably 4+ stars mainly because of the low water levels. Thanks.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed the trip so much; it sounds like you had a great time despite the water levels! Your feedback has been passed on to our product design team, we are looking at incorporating more opportunities to get directly involved in local conservation projects on our trips. Please note that we contribute annually to a nature-based charity that promotes conservation in Scotland and enable our travellers to do the same whilst booking - our apologies if this was not clear.

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