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    Family Sea Kayaking Holiday

    9 review(s)

    Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

    From £765

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    Region: West Highlands including Knoydart
    Trip Type: Family
    Comfort: Classic
    Deposit From: £191.25 £191.25


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    This trip has been specially designed for families to discover the magic of sea kayaking in Scotland.
    What better option for a fun and exciting short break than learning to sea kayak in the unspoilt and crystal clear waters of Scotland’s mountainous west coast.

    Our locally-based guides are some of the best in Scotland so you can be sure that safety is a priority at all times – even though it definitely will feel like an adventure! Accommodation for this holiday is in a comfortable, traditional inn located right on the shoreline on the Sound of Arisaig, near Fort William. The owner is an enthusiastic sea kayaker and provides a warm welcome.

    During the 4 day trip, you will have the opportunity to paddle in both double and single sea kayaks, developing your skills and enjoying the freedom which sea kayaking brings. No previous experience of sea-kayaking is required but the small group size means that, even if you have some experience, our guides will have time to work with you to develop your skills further.

    Prices vary on group size. The trip price is £765 per person based upon a family of four sharing a spacious family room. We also offer the option of double/twin and triple rooms – please download the trip dossier for full pricing options. All rooms at the inn are en-suite.

    Trip Highlights

    • Learn to sea kayak in Scotland on a special family holiday.
    • Discover the magic of sea kayaking in Scotland.
    • Relax in family friendly accommodation located in a peaceful corner of the West Highlands.

    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 – Sea Kayaking Holiday begins

    After making your way to the inn on the Sound of Arisaig, you will meet our guide at 1 pm for an afternoon of sea kayaking. After sorting out the equipment and making sure everyone is comfortable, the guide will explain safety procedures and then we will get out on the water. This is usually in the sheltered bay directly outside the inn and provides an enticing first taste of sea kayaking in Scotland.

    Day 2 – Sea Kayaking in the Sound of Arisaig

    After going over the basic strokes learned on the previous afternoon, our guide will lead a sea kayaking journey in the Sound of Arisaig. This beautiful stretch of water offers excellent sea kayaking in fairly sheltered waters. It is also an excellent place for seeing marine wildlife such as otters or even dolphins. There will be plenty of breaks during the day to ensure that no-one gets too tired, and we will return to the inn late afternoon. (B, L)

    Day 3 – Sea Kayaking in the Sound of Arisaig

    We will enjoy another sea kayak journey in the Sound of Arisaig, working on our skills and exploring a new part of the coastline. There are lots of sea-lochs to explore and we might venture south to Loch Moidart and paddle there, finishing at the impressive ruin of Castle Tioram, an amazing place to visit. (B, L)

    Day 4 – More Sea Kayaking!

    On our final day of sea kayaking, we will enjoy another journey exploring the Sound of Arisaig by sea kayak, perhaps visiting one of the islands that lie just off the coast in front of the inn. We’ll finish sea kayaking late afternoon, reviewing the progress that everyone has made. After the review, the trip will end around 4pm. (B, L)

    Family Sea Kayaking Holiday

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    Price from: £765
    Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights

    What's Included

    Accommodation Read More

    The accommodation for this trip is a family friendly inn, located right beside the beach in a sheltered bay in the Sound of Arisaig, southwest of Fort William. The recently refurbished inn offers comfortable accommodation and a good range of food and drinks, with a strong Scottish slant. The accommodation is in a new annex next to the inn and boasts large, en-suite rooms each of which has a king sized double bed and either a single bed or bunk-beds.

    Meals Read More

    Breakfast is provided each morning and lunch on days 2 to 4.

    Breakfast is taken at the inn, which also provides us with a packed lunch each day. Evening meals are not included but can also be taken at the inn’s dining room, which has a great reputation for its food. Alternatively, there are some other restaurants a short drive away.

    Inclusions Read More
    • 3 night stay at a family-friendly inn.
    • Breakfast and packed lunch on days 2-4.
    • The services of a qualified and experienced guide throughout.
    • All use of sea kayaks and any specialist safety equipment.
    Travel Read More

    Your family kayaking adventure is based in Sound of Arisaig. Your guide will meet you at your inn at 1pm on day 1 to kick off your trip.

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    Make This Trip Private

    Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your prefered departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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    Difficulty Grades Explained

    Green Graded Family Adventure Holidays 1-3

    Our family activity holidays and adventures are all graded Green. All that you require to join these group trips is enthusiasm to try out various outdoor activities and a basic level of fitness. No previous experience of any of the activities is required, as our guides are used to working with beginners and with families.

    A reasonable level of fitness is useful, as you will have a couple of full days outside. However, our guides will pitch all activities at a level suitable for the group.

    These holidays are designed for families with children aged 8 or 9 – 15 years old (please see the recommended age in the trip dossier). However, if you have slightly younger children who are fit and active, we may be able to tailor the trips – please contact us to discuss this.

    Trip Reviews

    Rated 4.78 out of 5 based on 9 review(s) of Family Sea Kayaking Holiday



    Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

    That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.


    Lisa Knight

    Reviewed on 04/09/2020

    Age: 40 - 50
    Country: UK
    Trip Date: 24/08/2020
    Trips Taken: 1

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    Michael Tomlinson

    Reviewed on 19/08/2019

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: UK
    Trip Date: 13/08/2019
    Trips Taken: 1

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    TEAM WILDERNESS RESPONSE: We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your trip but sorry to see that you didn't feel able to rate everything a 5. We'll be in touch and would welcome any comments you have on how we could have brought everything up a notch.


    Karen Steyn

    Reviewed on 15/08/2018

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    The Bottom Line

    A superb kayaking trip for all the family, in a beautiful setting, with wonderful hosts and guides.

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