A trip on a Voyageur Canoe is like no other canoe experience!

The fur traders, pioneers in exploring the frontiers of Canada and America in the 1600’s, developed its design from the First Nations Birch bark canoe to seek out new trade routes between the East and West. Today the Voyageur Canoe is made out of modern materials although the design remains the same.

As well as being fun it is a unique and safe way to travel, without the use of an engine, running on man -power alone, the Voyageur is a highly effective and eco friendly mode of transport emitting no pollution.

It provides light exercise and plenty of fresh air contributing to a healthier lifestyle, while its accessibility makes it the perfect outdoors activity for all ages and abilities,

You can book the canoe by the seat, for families, couples and individuals or exclusively for groups such as work parties, stag and hen groups.

Argyll Voyageur Canoes is based in the picturesque village of Lochgoilhead, with a population of 500 people, the village has a shop and three local pubs, which serve food.

Setting off from Lochgoilhead car park, you will paddle down Loch Goil, which could be described as a fjord. From the foot of Ben Donich between the magnificent mountains of the Beinn Bhuela and Cnoc Coinnich, and Beinn Reithe, stopping at various locations for refreshments – please bring a picnic or BBQ’s can be arranged.

The trips range from a 2-hour paddle around the head of the loch (more suited for the younger or less abled paddler) to full day excursions. For the more energetic person why not try the 10-mile round trip to the mouth of Loch Goil where it joins Loch Long.

You can book a trip at anytime of day and we are open all year round (subject to weather), so why not join us this winter for a paddle, a mince pie and mulled drink around a warm fire.

Nothing can quite capture the peace and beauty of the Loch than when you experience it from the water, so please come and join us, paddling together whatever the weather.

  • 10 seater Voyageur Canoe built for maximum stability
  • No experience necessary
  • Choice of tours from 2 hours to a full day excursion
  • Bookings by-the seat for families, couples or singles; or by-the canoe for groups
  • Bespoke tours can be arranged
  • Suitable for all ages


  • Life jackets provided

  • Intro talk before heading off

  • Beach landing included

  • Toilet break allowed for

  • Leave and return to car park

  • No two tours are the same

  • Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and biscuits included