We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
Book In Advance
Tours from In Your Element Scotland tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
All photos (109)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“canoe trip”(30 reviews)
“great glen”(26 reviews)
“boots n paddles”(47 reviews)
In Your Element is a mobile outdoor adventure activity company offering amazing outdoor adventures across Scotland, with bases in Inverness, Aviemore and at Loch Lomond (previously known as Boots N Paddles). We offer a range of outdoor experience...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
See all hours
14 Cabrich, Kirkhill, Inverness IV5 7PH, Scotland
+44 333 600 6008
Ways to Experience In Your Element Scotland
from US$53,70
More Info
from US$73,80
More Info
from US$704,60
More Info
Reviews (195)
Filter reviews
193 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewscanoe tripgreat glenboots n paddleswild campingfort william to invernessequipment providedloch lomondtaster sessionthe riverfantastic introductionamazing weekmy daughter and son in lawamazing experiencegreat companyhighly recommend this tripstag dogorge walking
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 193 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

We did a 1hr canoe session with David today. I think the 2 1/2 hour one would have been too long for our children (9 & 11) but this was just perfect. We all had a fantastic time and I would highly recommend them.

Thank holidaymakerx3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jenny our guide was very friendly and helpful and made us all feel very included. We were a group of ten, so 5 canoes and we were definitely the oldies of the group! We did a two and a half hour tour of Loch Ness,...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day to escape the heat on land to the windy shores of Loch Ness. Great guide and a relaxing afternoon paddling round the top end of Loch Ness. Worth doing - a great little trip.

Thank borister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took our daughter age 14 and son age 10 on a canoe trip on Loch Ness. Our guide Dave was friendly, informative, and went out of his way to chat with everyone in our group of about 10 people. He brought...More

1  Thank lesolsson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 of us canoed from Foyers to the Dores Inn on the Loch Ness for a day trip. In Your Element supplied all of the necessary equipment: Canoes, paddles, PFDs, bailing buckets, dry bags, etc... for a very reasonable fee. They were very helpful suggesting...More

Thank Vincent G
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We LOVED our time on the Loch and our guide George was phenomenal. It was a very windy day and steering and paddling turned into quite a challenge for us as beginners. I certainly wouldn’t recommend this activity for a family with young children or...More

1  Thank Rebekah F
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Our group ranged in age from 6 to 55 but the Canadian canoes proved ideal, some were 2 person and others 3, we were provided with dry bags and buoyancy aides, our hosts were friendly and organised, the trip took around 5 hours but we...More

Thank Bayfield321
Calum R, Manager at In Your Element Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thanks for the great review and great to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Many thanks again.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

The wilder downriver rapids of the River spey attract a whole host of groups, many of who are whooping and hollering. Preferring something a bit quieter and more out of the way, IYE was very accommodating in helping us plan a day on the upper...More

Thank Matt S
Calum R, Manager at In Your Element Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi Matt, many thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Glad we could help you out and hope to see you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 22 May 2018

Stag weekend - went canoeing on Loch Lomond and Gorge Scrambling nearby. Couldn't have enjoyed it anymore if I tried. Staff are fantastic and friendly, activities are well planned, a day to remember.

Thank Luke C
Calum R, Manager at In Your Element Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thanks for the review Luke, glad we could help out!

Reviewed 18 May 2018

Eight of us canoed from Elphin and camped under Suilven, which we climbed, as well as Cul Mor. WE decided to exit back to Elphin rather than portage to Boat Bay but IYE were very flexible and were happy to fit into any change of...More

Thank bob21_10
Calum R, Manager at In Your Element Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Many thanks for your great review, it's always nice to hear when things customers have such a great time, in such a lovely part of the country. Hope to see you again in the future. Thanks, Calum.

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Kellie Z
26 May 2018|
Response from Calum R | Property representative |
Hi Kellie, many thanks for getting in touch about canoeing on the 12th July, however, I'm afraid that due to other bookings already confirmed we have no availability on that particular day. I'm sorry we can't help out on... More
16 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Calum R | Property representative |
Hi Andy, The Great Glen Canoe Trail is a good choice, with lots of paddler-friendly facilities along the route. I'm not sure how big a family group you are planning to paddle with, but bear in mind that wild camping in... More
27 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Calum R | Property representative |
Hi Hairyclairey, sorry we missed your request. If you're back in the area again in the future we run the sessions between May and September with online booking available at the iye.scot website. Sorry again for the... More