Canoe Taster Session in Perthshire

Canoe Taster Session in Perthshire

£ 26

Perth, Scotland

Family-Friendly, Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 7
Perth, Scotland
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Strict
Start time(s): 09:30
Duration: 1.5 hours
£ 26

Activity Highlights:

Settle into the gentle rhythm of the water with our Canoe Taster Experience. Whether you’re paddling in sync with a partner or steering a little one through the calm waters, canoeing is a tranquil and bonding outdoor activity suitable for all.

Key Details

  • Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Age Limit: Suitable for ages 7 and above
  • Price: £26 per person

What to Expect

Your canoeing escapade begins with a 15-minute period to get kitted up and learn the basics of paddling a Canadian-style canoe.

Over the next hour and a half, you’ll glide across our lagoon, guided by our instructors who will introduce you to a variety of strokes and maneuvers.

You’ll have fun with friendly competitions, games, and balance challenges, all aimed at enhancing your paddling technique and enjoying the experience.


The session takes place our centre, located near Perth City Centre, on the tranquil banks of the River Tay. Our centre offers a beautiful setting against the backdrop of Kinnoull Hill, providing a serene environment for your canoeing adventure.

We will send you the precise meeting point upon booking, but you can view our location on the map at the bottom of this page, and there is more information on how to reach us in the FAQs on this page.


No previous canoeing experience is required. Our taster session is designed to welcome paddlers of mixed ages and abilities, with all the guidance and support you need provided by our friendly instructors. Paddlers must be aged 7+.

Why Choose Us?

We’re passionate about creating memorable experiences on the water. Our Canoe Taster Experience is more than just a lesson; it’s an opportunity to connect with nature, relax, and maybe discover your new favorite hobby. With small group sizes, personal attention from expert instructors, and the highest quality equipment, we ensure your time on the water is as rewarding as the stunning scenery around you. Join us to paddle, play, and find tranquility on Scotland’s longest river—where every stroke is a stroke of discovery.

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What's Included:

  • Professional canoe instruction.
  • Use of stable Canadian-style canoes suitable for two people.
  • All necessary safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids.
  • Access to our purpose-built boating lagoon for a controlled and enjoyable learning environment.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal insurance.
  • Water shoes (old trainers are acceptable).
  • Towel and swimwear for under the wetsuit.
  • Sunscreen for protection on sunny days.


Car parking available
Changing rooms available
Showers Available

Frequently Asked Questions

The centre is located in the heart of Perthshire, a short distance from Perth City Centre. You can find us on the banks of the River Tay, with signage to guide you in from major routes.

We will send you the precise address and postcode upon booking, but here is a summary to help you plan your visit:

  • By Foot: From Perth City Centre, you have two options:
    • Take the scenic riverside walk from Rodney Gardens, noting it can be muddy in winter or a wildflower path in summer. Be mindful of high tide times, as the path isn’t accessible one hour either side of high tide. This path’s conditions can vary.
    • For a firmer path, cross South Street bridge, turn right onto Dundee Road, and follow the pavement directly to the centre.
  • By Car: Use the postcode provided Sat Nav.
    • From Dundee, take A90, then A85, staying on Dundee Rd and look for brown tourist signs.
    • From Perth, go over South Street bridge, right on Dundee Rd/A85.
    • From Edinburgh, take M90, exit at Junction 11 for A85, and follow the signs.
  • By Bike: A cycle lane is available along Dundee Road, suitable for experienced cyclists. You can also follow the riverside walk, but may need to dismount in places. Secure bike storage is planned for the future.
  • By Bus: Perth City Centre has bus stops about a 40-minute walk from our centre. A limited bus service stops at Walnut Grove, a 5-minute walk away, and an electric bus stop is directly outside our centre. Check Google Maps for the latest schedules and stops with the provided postcode.

We monitor the weather closely and will inform you in advance if conditions are unsafe for canoeing. We can reschedule your session for a later date if this is the case. However, a bit of rain and a grey sky won’t stop us. We will only reschedule if the conditions are unsafe.

Absolutely. Just drop the adventuro team a line in the online chat, and they will help to arrange a bespoke experience for your group.

No, you don’t need any prior experience. Our instructors will teach you all the basics and safety measures.

Please wear swimwear under the provided wetsuit and shoes suitable for water. Also, bring sunscreen and a towel.

The experience is suitable for individuals aged 7 and up. It’s perfect for families and participants of mixed ages and abilities.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts