Skip to content

Arran Active Watersports

Welcome to the home of Arran Active Watersports

We’re always growing, learning, and evolving our offer to match your requests and in 2021 we took the leap into the Watersports arena. We’re delighted to stock a wide range of clothing and equipment covering a wide range of interest’s including kayaking, paddleboarding, open water swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. In our dedicated Watersports department, you’ll find all your essentials such as: Wetsuits, Buoyancy Aids, Aqua Shoes / Wetsuit Boots, Changing Robes, Swim Floats / Buoys, Snorkelling and Scuba Diving.

We stock some of the main players in the market including O’Neill, Red Paddle Co, Zone3, Crewsaver, Yak, Typhoon, Surf State, Waterproof, TUSA, Trespass and many more. Check out our Popular Watersports Brands to discover some of the range.

Rental Equipment - Paddleboards and Kayaks

You asked and we delivered! We began hiring Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) in late 2021 and will be adding sit on top Kayaks from April 2023. Offering daily and weekly hires from our store on Brodick shore front means you can be on the water in no time. As a British Canoeing Delivery Partner we’ve ensure the gear you’ll be using is some of the best in the industry and perfectly suited to you no matter your level of experience.

Our Fleet

We’ve worked to ensure we bring you the very best hire equipment for your time on the water. At present we have the following equipment available for hire:

  • 9 x Red Paddle Co - Ride 10'8" Standup Paddleboard
  • 2 x RTM Duetto - Tandem Sit On Top Kayak
  • 6 x RTM Makao's - Solo Sit On Top Kayak
  • Typhoon Watersports Helmets
  • Typhoon Buoyancy Aids
  • Red Paddle Co Stand Up Paddleboard Paddles
  • RTM Kayak Paddles
  • Red Paddle Co Pumps (suitable for most inflatable craft)
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Action Camera Mounts
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Multi Inflation Adapters (suitable for most inflatable craft)


We have an awesome selection of local businesses who can help you get the essential training you need to stay safe on the water. Whilst you’ll receive a safety briefing as part of your hire, we always recommend you seek professional training if you’re new to the activity or have never been on the sea before.

Please check out our list of Outdoor Activity Providers or speak to us before going afloat.

Our Team

Whilst we don’t directly offer training courses at present, you’ll find several professionals in the store who will be more than happy to sign post you in the right direction for training or advice. We currently have British Canoeing / Scottish Canoeing and PADI instructors within our team. Please contact us in advance if you want to guarantee speaking to one of them.

Hire Equipment From Us Today

We’re working on a new hire platform for the 2023 season but you can still book out equipment 362 days of the year using our online system. Pay nothing online, collect in store and go explore.

Red Paddle Co Packages at Arran Active


We are very sorry, but the browser you are visting us with is outdated and not complient with our website security.

Please upgrade your browser to a modern secure version to view our website.