Sea Kayaking in the Sound of Arisaig - Introduction
Our exploration of the Sound of Arisaig is the perfect trip to sample the amazing beauty of the West Coast and Inner Hebrides. Journeying by sea kayak we discover this remarkable coastal landscape with its plethora of marine wildlife and birds. The vistas are inspiring - the white sandy beaches of Arisaig set against the backdrop of the dramatic but gracefully sculpted Small Isles of Rum, Eigg and Muck.
You will experience remote campsites on isolated beaches and on islands covered by colourful natural woodlands where you can relax after a day on the water. These relatively sheltered waters are the perfect place to enjoy a sea kayaking expedition, developing your skills under the close eye of our expert guide and experiencing some of the best sea kayaking to be found anywhere in the world.
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Max group size: 8 clients and 2 guides
Start: Inverness 1030 hours
Finish: Inverness 1600 hours
Experience required - 4 days sea kayaking
If you don’t have four days previous experience of sea kayaking, we recommend that you join our Introduction to Sea Kayaking course. If this is not the trip for you, please follow this link to our other sea kayaking holidays in Scotland.
What's included in this sea kayaking holiday:
- 5 nights wild camping
- All meals, from lunch on Day 1 through to packed lunch on the day of departure.
- The services of an experienced and knowledgeable sea kayak guide /driver throughout your trip. On trips with more than 4 clients, a qualified assistant guide will also be with the group throughout the trip.
- All specialist sea kayaking equipment, including sea kayaks and buoyancy aids.
- All group equipment including tents, group safety equipment and cooking / eating equipment and utensils.
- All transport throughout the trip, starting and finishing in Inverness
Day One – Sea kayaking in the Sound of Arisaig
Sea kayaking in Scotland is at its best in the Sound of Arisaig. We travel via Loch Ness to our put-in point near Arisaig where the expedition begins. We prepare the sea kayaks and discuss safety procedures before setting off, kayaking past the dramatic Castle Tioram into the sheltered waters of Loch Moidart. Sea kayaking next to stands of Caledonian pines on the shoreline, we set up camp on the magical island of Eilean Shona.
Day Two – Sea kayaking, Sound of Arisaig: Eilean Shona to Ardnish
After a leisurely breakfast, we continue our sea kayaking journey to Arisaig. We kayak northwards, with unparalleled views of the famous An Sgurr mountain on Eigg and the Cuillins of Rum. Kayaking across the entrance to Loch Ailort, we head for the Ardnish peninsula and establish camp on the beach at Peanmeanach.
Day Three - Sea kayaking, Sound of Arisaig: Ardnish to Loch nan Uamh
Today’s sea kayaking journey follows the coastline of the Ardnish peninsula near Arisaig. We kayak in Loch nan Uamh, exploring its part in the Jacobite rebellion of the 1740’s, before landing our kayaks in a remote bay on the north shore and setting up camp.
Day Four – Sea kayaking Sound of Arisaig: Loch nan Uamh to South Morar
One of the joys of sea kayaking in Scotland is exploring the many islands and skerries which dot our coastline. Loch an Uamh has hundreds of such islands. We enjoy an idyllic day of kayaking along this stunning loch before setting up our final camp on a remote beach in South Morar.
Day Five – Sea kayaking, Sound of Arisaig: South Morar to Skerries
A challenging day of kayaking as we paddle round a remote headland and into the South Channel of Loch nan Ceall. With superb views out to the Small Isles of Eigg and Rum and seal colonies amongst the skerries, this is one of the best sea kayaking journeys in Scotland.
Day Six – Sea kayaking, Sound of Arisaig, Skerries to Arisaig
We sea kayak our way through the beach-fringed islands that guard the entrance to Arisaig. Trailed by seals and a myriad of sea birds, we kayak into Arisaig harbour and come to the end of our journey. We then travel back to Inverness for the end of this adventure holiday.
PLEASE NOTE - Wilderness Scotland highly recommends that you have at least four days of sea kayaking experience before joining this trip. Please contact us if you are unsure if it is suitable for you as we will be happy to offer advice and can recommend which sea kayaking trip is most appropriate for your level of ability. Please also note that the itinerary may be subject to change at the discretion of the Wilderness Scotland Guide having regard to weather conditions and other factors.
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