45 years experience

Loch Insh Watersports, founded in 1969 by Clive and Sally Freshwater has continued to provide summer and winter group package holidays, and activity days developing a tried and tested system over the years to offer you the best possible range of activities to fit your requirements.

The Freshwaters

Clive, Duncan, Andrew and Jonathan developed the delivery of our activities from entry level lessons up to instructor level in both winter and water-sports.

Over the years they have put together and oversee the implementation of these programs from recruitment to delivery. They have had a lifetime involvement in all the sports offered at Loch Insh and as such a wealth of experience on what works best for our unique location.

Group sessions

The more popular activities make up the longer sessions.. We know which ones they are!

The wet and dry activities are spread throughout your stay, not too much of each, always finishing on a dry note for the bus journey home!

We teach complimentary activities in a certain order (weather permitting).

However, if you want something really special then use our plan to choose the activities you wish to take part in and send an e-mail to our office and we’ll do our best to accommodate you..

Safety first

Loch Insh Watersports is an AALA Recognized Training Centre (Adventure Activity Licensing Authority) also as an RYA centre and can deliver BCU certified courses for paddle sports. We work to the standards set by these governing bodies, or AALA, whichever is relevant to the group or area we are operating in. Instructors are fully trained and carry radios and mobile phones which keep them in contact with base at all times.

All instructional staff and many non-instructional staff are qualified first aiders.

Extensive risk assessments are in place. Six rescue boats are always on standby when the beach is open and when in use are in constant radio contact with the beach base.

All our instructors know every inch of the loch and surrounding forest. They know where the safety areas we use are should the conditions change.