Whether you just fancy a day out from our harbour, or want to head off on a multi-day expedition, we can help you make the most of the world-class opportunities Scotland has to offer. As well as basic hire, we can provide advice on trips, guiding services, and logistical support such as shuttle services.

You can find some suggested trips and guideline prices below. To discuss your individual requirements, please contact us on 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com

Hire prices (per canoe/sea kayak):
1-2 days: £40 per day
3+ days: £35 per day

Glasgow - Edinburgh Canal Trail

From city centre to city centre, crossing spectacular aquaducts and the dramatic Falkirk Wheel. Depending on the group’s ability and pace, the full 87km journey can be completed in 3-5 days. The entire trip takes places on the sheltered waterways of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals, making it highly suitable for a first independent expedition.

This trip can be completed in open canoes or in sea kayaks, or a mix of both.

As a guideline, a 5-day hire for 4 people, travelling tandem in open canoes, including transport to and from Port Edgar Watersports at each end of the trip, would start at £500.

For more information, check out the Scottish Canals website.

River Tay Journey

The River Tay is one of Scotland’s major watercourses, running all the way from the Perthshire highlands to the city of Dundee. On the way it offers stunning scenery and exciting rapids. For those who already have some experience of open canoeing on moving water, this can be a truly epic expedition.

The classic stretch from Kenmore, at the mouth of Loch Tay, to the city of Perth, usually takes 3-4 days to complete.

As a guideline, a 4-day hire for 6 people, paddling tandem, including transport to and from Port Edgar Watersports at each end of the trip, would start at £630 without a guide, or £1270 with a fully qualified, knowledgeable guide.

East Coast Sea Kayak Journey

Scotland’s East Coast offers stunning cliffs, astounding birdlife, and beautiful beaches. Lauching from Port Edgar Watersports, all you need to do is turn right and keep going until you reach England. For those with reasonable sea kayak experience, this would be a fascinating expedition, passing among others the Bass Rock and St Abbs Head.

From the Forth Road Bridge to Berwick-upon-Tweed is approximately 120km, a journey of 4-5 days depending on group ability and weather conditions.

As a guideline, a 4-day hire for 4 people, departing from Port Edgar and including return transport at the end of the trip, would start at £720 without a guide.

Our hire stock includes canoes and sea kayaks, which are supplied with paddles and buoyancy aids. We can also provide wetsuits if required, at no extra cost. For hires of 3 days or more we can include drybags and portage trolleys.

Please note that all hires are undertaken at the hirer’s responsibility. We can provide trip suggestions, however unless you wish to hire a guide, it is your responsibility to decide whether a particular trip is suitable for your group’s abilities. Any loss of or damage to equipment, however caused, must be paid for. We strongly recommend coming on one of our paddlesports courses prior to undertaking independent trips, especially if you have limited experience.

The Scottish Canoe Association provides many benefits to members, including public liability insurance and access to river advisers. Membership can be added on to your booking through us.