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Testimonials

a month ago
We booked a half day sea kayaking adventure to surprise my brother for his 30th birthday. We all had a fantastic time! Hugo was a great instructor, super informative and full of great tips. Some of us were a little nervous, but felt at ease straight away as it was all so well organised. The equipment was the best I've ever used, and you even get a choice of kayaks to try. It was a really special experience!
- Abigail B
a month ago
Great organisation & team - highly recommended! Their equipment was top notch and we did not get cold at any point. We had a lot of fun kayaking around the Forth Bridge area and Hugo was a great instructor. Thanks again to the Driftwood Adventure team!
- Jonathan M
4 months ago
My partner, his son and I had an epic afternoon kayaking and SUP with Amy on Tuesday and a brilliant experience with Hugo, who went out of his way to get us booked in this week. We would highly recommend Driftwood, a genuinely lovely group of people who clearly love what they do and just want you to have a great time! It made our holiday extra special!
- Caroline N

About us

We are an Edinburgh based Outdoor Activities company, offering a multitude of adventurous experiences... from Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking and Snorkelling to Hill Walking, Rock Climbing and Mountaineering. 

Founded by a Scotsman (Niall Cassidy) and a Yorkshireman (Hugo Foley) alongside a close knit team of qualified instructors, who all share a passion for introducing people to new activities and adventures. 

We operate on a mobile basis, meeting you wherever you wish to venture! 

Our primary locations include, but are not limited to:

• Gladhouse Reservoir 
• Union Canal (Harrison Park, Ratho) 
• Cramond Harbour 
• Portobello Beach 
• North Berwick (Milsey Bay) 
• South Queensferry
• Whiteadder Reservoir
• Newbattle Woods
• Tyninghame Links
• River Tweed
• River Tay
• Pentland Hills
• Moorfoot Hills

If you’re looking for an adventure? Let us know! It’s our specialty.

Prices:

Kayaking
1hr Microadventure - £20 per person
2hr Venture - £30 per child, £40 per adult
Half Day Trip - £40 per child, £50 per adult 
Full Day Trip - £60 per child, £80 per adult
Night Kayaking - £40 per person
Private (1:1) Tuition - £35 per hour

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
1hr Microadventure - £20 per person
2hr Venture - £30 per child, £40 per adult
Half Day Trip - £40 per child, £50 per adult 
Full Day Trip - £60 per child, £80 per adult
Night SUP - £40 per person
Private (1:1) Tuition - £35 per hour

MEGA SUP (10 person paddleboard)
1hr Microadventure - £20 per person
2hr Venture - £30 per child, £40 per adult

Snorkelling
1hr Microadventure - £20 per person
2hr Venture - £30 per child, £40 per adult
Private (1:1) Tuition - £35 per hour

Indoor/Outdoor Climbing
2hr Tuition - £40 per person (+entry fee, equipment hire)
Half Day Tuition £50 per person (+entry fee, equipment hire)
Full Day Tuition £80 per person (+entry fee, equipment hire)
Private (1:1) Tuition - £35 per hour

Bushcraft
1hr Microadventure - £20 per person
2hr Venture - £30 per child, £40 per adult
Half Day Experience - £50 per person

Axe Throwing
30 minutes (unlimited throws) - £15 per person
45 minutes (unlimited throws) - £20 per person 

Hill Walking & Mountaineering
Half Day Tuition £50 per person
Full Day Tuition £80 per person
Private (1:1) Tuition - £35 per hour

Group Bookings
6-12 participants - £30 per person (2hrs)
12+ participants - £25 per person (2hrs)

Overnight Trips & Expeditions
2 days - £180 per person 
3 days - £240 per person 
5 days - £400 per person 

Personalised Vouchers
Looking for the perfect gift for friends, family or colleagues? why not give the gift of an ADVENTURE!

We have a variety of vouchers available... from a 1hr Microadventure to Full Day Trips and Overnight Expeditions. 

For more info, simply get in touch!

WATERWAY CLEAN-UPS
Here at Driftwood, we care about our waterways and natural environment, which is why we will be running several beach and canal clean-ups over the course of the year. If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch. 

We will be using our own water-based equipment, as well as having a land-based team. Along with cleaning our waterways we will be raising money for charities and cleaning equipment.

Let’s protect our environment together!

FAQ's & Additional Information

What is supplied? Along with a highly qualified instructor, we will supply...

  • Wetsuit.
  • Buoyancy aid.
  • Cagoule.
  • Helmet.
  • Whistle.
  • Head torch (Night paddling).
  • Strobe beacon (Night paddling).
  • Kayak/Paddleboard.
  • Paddles.
  • Tent (Expedition).
  • Sleeping bag (Expedition).
  • Cooking equipment (Expedition).
  • Bushcraft equipment. 
  • Snorkelling equipment. 
  • Axe throwing equipment.

What to bring? If you could bring...

  • Towel.
  • Spare shoes/shoes that are okay to get wet.
  • Something to wear underneath a wetsuit.
  • Spare clothing.
  • Human fuel (snacks, drinks).
  • Any medication (if required).
& of course a sense of ADVENTURE! 

Are there any age restrictions? As long as those wishing to participate can fit into the appropriate safety equipment, then they're more than welcome to join the adventure! 

We've had children as young as 3 years venturing with us.

How to book? To book your adventure, contact us via:

  • Email
  • Phone/Text
  • Direct message (social media)
  • Raven/Carrier Pigeon 

We tailor each adventure to your choosing... whether its a few hours jumping from Kayaks to Paddleboards or a Full Day venture on the sea, river or hills! Get in touch and let us know what you would would like to do!

Find us on: 

• Facebook: Click here
• Instagram: Click here
• Visit Scotland: Click here
• KAYAK: Click here

Please note:

Those under 18yrs of age must either have a Parent or Guardian present on the water or viewing from the shore/sideline within earshot throughout.

All our activities are weather permitting and our locations are subject to change/reschedule if deemed unsafe - Prior notice will be given. 

For our full Terms and Conditions, please Click here

HAPPY ADVENTURING!


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  • 07495 986140
  • 07834 354929

Address

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217 Colinton Mains Drive
Edinburgh
EH13 9AN
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat:10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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