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Testimonials

7 months ago
We booked my son's 14th birthday party today and had an AMAZING time. Great value for money and all the kit was provided. Big shout out to all the instructors. I thoroughly recommend.
- Katie C
4 months ago
Absolutely loved the double kayak, what a great time, loved the water, we got upto the bridge it was do much fun, Hugo was very kind and helpful would deffinatly go again.
- Emma j
3 weeks ago
What a fab time we had out with Hugo and Naill - thank you both, from encouragement, instruction through to photo staging the whole day was amazing. I’m sure we will be back paddle boarding with you guys soon - we loved it and I would highly recommend it for a fab day out x
- Tracy C

About us

We are an Edinburgh based Outdoor Activities company, offering a multitude of adventurous experiences... from Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking and Canoeing 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 
• Musselburgh Lagoons
• Portobello Beach 
• North Berwick (Milsey Bay) 
• South Queensferry
• Newbattle Woods
• 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
Hire - £15 per person, 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
Hire - £15 per person, per hour

Canoeing
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 Paddle - £40 per person
Private (1:1) Tuition - £35 per hour
Hire - £15 per person, per hour

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

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 (+entry fee, equipment hire)

Bushcraft
1hr Microadventure - £20 per person
2hr Venture - £30 per child, £40 per adult
Half Day Experience - £50 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
8-12 participants - £30 per person (2hrs)
12+ participants - £25 per person (2hrs)

Overnight Trips & Expeditions
2 days - £190 per person 
3 days - £285 per person 
5 days - £450 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. 

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
UK

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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