The Whisky Explorer, Loch Awe, Scotland

Multi-day canoe expedition, wild camping, open fires, loch trotting & sipping whisky. Does it get any better?

The Whisky Explorer highlights

  • Oban Whisky distillery tour
  • 4 Days in the Scottish Highland wilderness
  • Campsite fire cooked meals
  • Canoeing across Highland Lochs
  • Guided by the experienced Bearded Men

What you'll get up to

The Oban whisky distillery is world famous, after a tour of their amazing facility and some cheeky tasting we are on our way. Setting off on a four-day wilderness canoe adventure, paddling through the waters of Loch Shiel or Loch Awe.

We teach you the essential canoeing and bushcraft skills you need to master these unique environments. Our expeditions are designed to put you out of your comfort zone and into an unknown world of beauty.

See the sites on offer and incredible views, as we search for wild camping spots on the islands spread all over the Loch. Once we’ve landed, a fire is our first priority, a cup of tea comes first.

After setting up your hammock, tarp or bivi you can settle in around the fire for some well earned drams of local golden whisky. Everyone mucks in, teamwork is the name of the game. Shelter, fire and food prep are all on the list but don’t worry, we will be there to guide you through.

These custom built Scottish Highland canoe expeditions are one of a kind and can only be found with our highly skilled team at Bearded Men Adventures.

What's included

  • 4 days canoeing across Highland Lochs
  • 3 nights wild camping
  • Admission and tour with the famous Oban Whisky Distillery
  • Pick up & Drop off from train station/airports etc
  • Expert canoe coaching and guiding
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • All the essential equipment provided
  • Guided by fully qualified and experienced staff

What you'll need to bring

  • Your own BEARD
  • Suitable clothing & footwear for all weather conditions
  • Spare robust footwear for activities (No beach/aqua shoes)
  • Towel & Swimwear
  • Sleeping bag/roll mat
  • Tent
  • A full kit list will be sent prior to your trip

Need to know

Travel & Transport

We provide pick up and drop off from nearest train stations/airports. We will transport you during the duration of the expedition.


We aim to meet any dietary requirements. A dietary form will be sent to your group weeks before arrival.


We supply all equipment for each activity. All equipment is frequently safety checked and maintained. Bring suitable robust footwear appropriate for each activity, along with swimwear and a towel where applicable.

The Bearded Men's top tip

This adventure is about pushing yourself that little bit further. Make sure you’re ready for 4 full days out in the elements. Whatever the weather we are going for it. It will be about perseverance and seeing what you can do for yourself out there in the sticks.

Don’t worry we will be right beside you to give a helping hand and guide you to find your wilder self.

Hugh and Jason - The Bearded Men

Available March to October


A Wild One

Mike R

We’ve just done the 4 day canoeing and whisky tour. 3 nights wild camping, canoeing down the Loch and wild camping for 3 nights.

Jason and Hugh were outstanding. The food was good, provided equipment top notch and the atmosphere brilliant. The route and camp sites were planned with enough flexibility to provide a sense of adventure without feeling like it was all scripted.

The whole expedition was run in a flexible way, with the guys open to ideas and suggestions, keen that we had the best time we could on our adventure.

Cant recommend highly enough.

Wreck Ferret

Why choose us for your next Next Adventure

Our team of bearded buddies have over 30 years combined instructing and guiding.

Bespoke adventures to suit your every request, just tell us what you need.

Our teams energy has been described as unparalleled, epic and darn right contagious.

Nothing says professional like an outstanding and well-kept beard.

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