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Our sea kayaking holidays and courses offer a wonderful way to explore the coastlines of the Highlands and Islands.

And before you ask – no, you don’t need to be able to do an eskimo roll!

In fact, many of our trips are suitable for people with limited experience of sea kayaking and we have a course for beginners too.

If you prefer some comfort while sea kayaking, our range of ‘Scottish Sea Kayak Trail‘ trips are based from welcoming hotels and inns, with day paddles on the sea. Similarly, our Introduction to Sea Kayaking trip is based from a private bunkhouse, so you are back indoors each night.

Our more challenging trips are expedition style, with wild camping on remote beaches and islands – a genuine wilderness experience. The West Coast Explorer is an excellent choice if you want to try camping – it combines stays in a remote bunkhouse with some nights camping under the stars to get the best of both worlds!


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Once it's submitted the review is automatically published on our website just as soon as our database updates. We read all our client's reviews and although we don't respond to all of them, where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience and if it's glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

Peter Alder
23/08/2014

5

Sea Kayaking - Sound of Arisaig

Hannah Beane
16/06/2013

5

Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

Steve Sim
04/10/2014

5

Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 238 reviews of Sea Kayaking

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If you find yourself overwhelmed by the choice, or if you have questions about your fitness or suitability for any of these holidays, please feel free to contact our office on +44 (0)1479 420020 or by email.

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17 review(s)

Sea Kayaking - West Coast Explorer

Next available trip: 13th June        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: West Highlands including Knoydart    
Comfort: Basic
Difficulty: 4
  • Discover the fabulous sea kayaking on Scotland's west coast, exploring locations such as Plockton, Skye and Knoydart
  • Experience an overnight sea kayaking expedition, packing everything you need into your kayak and wild camping
  • Revel in the flexibility of an itinerary which combines some nights indoors and other nights camping wild - the best of both worlds

Price: from £775

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26 review(s)

Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North - Gaelic Coast

Next available trip: 30th May        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: North West Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 4
  • Discover the wonderful kayaking to be had on the most northerly section of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail
  • Complete the triology of Scottish Sea Kayak Trail holidays with this kayak trip which explores Plockton and the Summer Isles
  • At the end of a day on the water, relax with a hot shower, fantastic food and a comfortable bed
  • Link this trip with our 'Scottish Sea Kayak Trail Central - The Jacobite Coast' trip, and also the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail South - The Whisky Coast trip, which run on consecutive dates. Join all three trips for an epic sea kayaking adventure

Price: from £975

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Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

Next available trip: 18th April        Duration: 4 night(s)
Location: North West Highlands    
Comfort: Basic
Difficulty: 1
  • Combine learning essential sea kayaking skills with the opportunity to experience some of the best sea kayaking in Scotland
  • Develop your paddling techniques on beautiful Upper Loch Torridon before exploring the Applecross Peninsula
  • At the end of a day on the water, relax with a hot shower, fantastic food and a comfortable bed

Price: from £645

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12 review(s)

Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail South - The Whisky Coast

Next available trip: 20th June        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: West Highlands including Knoydart    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 5
  • The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail has made the National Geographic's 2011 '50 Tours of a Lifetime' and Outside Magazine's coveted 'Travel Hot List for 2011'
  • No camping, just comfortable beds, hot showers, excellent local restaurants and a little tipple on the way
  • Sea Kayak from the Isle of Gigha to Oban, passing many beautiful Hebridean islands along the way
  • Link this trip with our 'Scottish Sea Kayak Trail: Central - The Jacobite Coast' trip, and also the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North - The Gaelic Coast trip, which run on consecutive dates. Join all three trips for an epic sea kayaking adventure

Price: from £975

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37 review(s)

Sea Kayaking - The Summer Isles

Next available trip: 2nd May        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: North West Highlands    
Difficulty: 6
  • Sea Kayak through the Summer Isles, explore this little known archipelago of wild coastlines, natural rock arches and white-sand beaches
  • Paddle the crystal clear waters, enjoying spectacular views of the coastal mountains as you travel
  • Camp in beautiful, remote spots with spectacular views of the surrounding islands and coastlines

Price: from £695

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Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail Central - The Jacobite Coast

Next available trip: 23rd May        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: West Highlands including Knoydart    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 5
  • The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail has made the National Geographic's 2011 'Tours of a Lifetime' and the Outside Magazine' coveted 'Travel Hot List for 2011'
  • Sea Kayak through some of the best scenery on the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail and explore the history behind Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • No camping, just comfortable beds, hot showers and excellent local restaurants/pubs!
  • Link this trip with our 'Scottish Sea Kayak Trail: South - The Whisky Coast' trip and also the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North - The Gaelic Coast trip, which run on consecutive dates. Join all three trips for an epic sea kayaking adventure!

Price: from £975

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11 review(s)

Sea Kayaking - Outer Hebrides Wild Coasts

Next available trip: 6th June        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda    
Difficulty: 7
  • Sea kayak on pristine azure waters gazing at the spectacular coast line of Harris
  • Venture along remote coastlines and explore uninhabited islands on this sea kayaking holiday in the Hebrides
  • Enjoy the comfort and convenience of base camp sea kayaking - leaving us with more time to sea kayak

Price: from £795

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Sea Kayaking - The Orkney Isles

Next available trip: 27th June        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: Orkney and Shetland Isles    
Comfort: Basic
Difficulty: 8
  • Be one of the few to experience sea kayaking in the Orkney Isles, led by our experienced senior guide
  • Discover the delights of the Orkney Isles by sea kayak, with its towering sea cliffs, fantastic natural arches and caves, as well as its fabulous wildlife
  • Develop your sea kayaking skills while experiencing the best wilderness paddling in the UK

Price: from £995

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Sea Kayaking - Sound of Arisaig

Next available trip: 30th May        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: West Highlands including Knoydart    
Difficulty: 6
  • Paddle through the crystal clear waters of the Sound of Arisaig, which are home to a rich diversity of wildlife
  • Explore a wilderness of white-sand beaches and secluded islands on Scotland's west coast
  • Develop your sea kayaking skills in an expedition environment in the company of our experienced and qualified guides

Price: from £695

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Sea Kayaking - Wild Shetland

Next available trip: 4th July        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: Orkney and Shetland Isles    
Comfort: Basic
Difficulty: 9
  • Be one of the few to experience sea kayaking in the Shetland Isles, on this trip led by our Head Guide, Myles Farnbank
  • Discover the delights of the Shetland Isles by sea kayak, with its fantastic natural arches, sea stacks and caves
  • Develop your sea kayaking skills while experiencing the best wilderness paddling in the UK

Price: from £1,075

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Sea Kayaking Tips: How to Stay Dry on Your First Paddle

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 by Ross Dempster

Sea Kayaking Tips: How to Stay Dry on Your First Paddle

Congratulations! You have chosen an absolutely spectacular way to journey around the magnificent Scottish countryside. Wilderness Guide, Ross Dempster shares his top Sea Kayaking Tips: How to Stay Dry on Your First Paddle. The kayak was invented and utilised first by the Inuit and Aleut tribes of Arctic North America, it is a way of journeying […]

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Wilderness Wednesday – Photos of Scotland

Posted on May 14, 2014 by Rupert Shanks

Swirling mists across Loch Garten

  A beautiful morning here in Aviemore in the Cairngorms. The early mists were sweeping around the hills and sitting on the lochs. I dont always make the sunrise but this morning was different! A group of us from the Wilderness Office team headed over to the Osprey centre by Loch Garten hoping to spot […]

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