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.
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.
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..
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.
Such a good place to go. Not only was it a lot of fun but the instructors were so nice! 10/10 would definitely come back... even if I did leave with a few bumps and bruises
One of the best weekend's I've had in a long time. Will recommend to everyone. Will definitely be back.
I am writing to thank you for a great experience – the sailing is an experience I will never forget – the instructors helped me learn new skills – the food was great – our chalet rocked!”
“Thank you for the great time o our school trip – the staff are great at teaching and were really funny – I liked the BBQ and disco – enjoyed the kayaking and mountain bikes – I had so much fun”
Jonny you and your team did an absolutely fabulous job on all fronts- the food was just magic, the housing, logistics, video, camping and dinner at Craigellachie, and your choice of coaches as well as the overall family welcome at Loch Insh could not have been more brilliant.
“We wanted to thank you in making our week-end so enjoyable – the hospitality was second to none – it was a week-end that we and the boys won’t forget”
“Just a note to thank all concerned for the first class service received for my daughter’s wedding – everybody commented on the outstanding service, setting and food – many thanks – you all helped to make my day”
Thank you very much for a lovely week – we enjoyed all the activities because you made them fun – the staff were very nice – our room was cosy and snug – food was delicious and had fun making our own packed lunch”
“Thank you sooooo much for letting me have a good time – the instructors were awesome – my favourite activity was everything!!!! – a great experience – I am glad I went”
“Thank you very much for our week at Loch Insh – best instructor ever – activities were amazing - hope to come back – you are great”
“I am writing to say thank you for such a great week, it has been very fun and exciting – I have done things that I thought I would never do in my whole life”
"My chalet was really nice and cozy! My favourite part of the chalet was the little loft that you could sleep in, and in the morning a couple of chickens came to the door and they were really cute and funny!"
"I enjoyed all the activities alot but have to say that windsurfing was the best, even though I was not good at it. My second favourite was skiing because my favourite instructor took us for that activity".
“Thank you for a fantastic week – the children have not stopped talking about it since”
“I wish to thank you and your staff for the wonderful time our pupils had at Loch Insh – a fantastic and challenging visit – I have nothing but praise for your team and facilities and have no hesitation in recommending your facilities to other schools”
“We really enjoyed our first visit and are looking forward to returning – chalets photo’s on website doesn’t do justice”
“Children’s play areas are excellent-kept youngsters amused for hours – many thanks”
“Our first visit for 2 years – improved in every department – well done, most impressive”
“Beautiful setting – friendly polite staff – sailing tomorrow – thank you”
“An excellent meal, welcome and service – I would recommend and come again”
“The warmth was wonderful – consistently the best Restaurant of its type – keep it up”
“A fantastic place – so much to do without leaving the area – the 3 hours free water-sports each day was great – have never done any before but will take it up at home and return next year to do more – thanks so much”
“It has been a fantastic week – we have loved being here – would recommend it and will return”
“Lovely view from our chalet – wish we could have stayed longer – enjoyed the squirrel and birds feeding outside window - peaceful, relaxing break – thank you”
“Breakfast is absolutely wonderful – the setting is perfect – excellent value for money – we will be back”
“We think the whole set up is absolutely brilliant, the service and especially the food in the Restaurant – we stumbled on this by accident - you should advertise more as this is a top rate destination”