Most people feel quite apprehensive about the prospect of trying kayaking and other paddlesports for the first time.
We are trained to keep you safe on the water and provide you with an unforgetable experience, for all the right reasons
We have tried to give answers to the most common questions we are asked.
If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us.
Some Questions we are Frequently Asked... and the answers
In general, the differences between a canoe and a kayak are;
- In a canoe the paddler either kneels on the bottom of the boat or sits on a raised seat and uses a single bladed paddle.
- A kayak paddle has a blade at each end and the paddler sits in a cockpit, usually wearing a spraydeck.
However, there are now a lot of ‘grey areas’ in between, such as Sit-On-Kayaks, Open Inflatable Kayaks, etc.
Open Canoes are available for hire at West Loch Shores. We do not hire out our kayaks for reasons of safety.