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    Sea Kayaking Holidays

    Our sea kayaking tours and courses offer a wonderful way to explore the coastlines of Scotland. And before you ask – no, you don’t need to be able to do an eskimo roll if you join us for a kayak holiday! In fact, many of our tours are suitable for people with limited experience of sea kayaking and we have an introductory course for beginners too.

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    A New Perspective

    Join a Wilderness sea kayaking holiday and see Scotland’s rugged coastline from a brand new unique and beautiful vantage point.

    We offer both accommodation based and expedition style kayaking trips and provide all the specialist kayaking equipment. You’ll enjoy paddling under the expert leadership of our guides, who read the water and ensure you’re getting the most from your sea kayaking holiday. Scotland has 10% of Europe’s coastline, so there is a lot to explore.

    Explore the remote beauty of Knoydart by kayak, paddle amongst some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes of Assynt, venture around stunning beaches, discover the historic character of Applecross or the journey to the otherworldly Outer Hebrides.

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    Trips For All Experience Levels

    If you have only sea kayaked a few times (or never before) then the place to start is with either our Introduction Course or Scottish Highlands trips – beginner friendly paddling in beautiful locations.

    For paddlers with at least 5 days previous experience, we offer a range of either accommodation based or expedition style trips exploring the most beautiful waters of Scotland’s west coast, from day paddles on wild sea lochs to expeditions to remote uninhabited islands. For accommodation based trips, look for our “Scottish Sea Kayak Trail” trips. If you are looking for your first taste of expedition in a sea kayak the West Coast Explorer is the perfect place to start.

    We welcome you to explore the sea kayaking tours we have on offer and hope that you’ll read some of the many reviews our previous travellers have kindly left.

    Our Sea Kayaking Holidays

    7 Sea Kayaking Trips with 726 Reviews

    Outer Hebrides

    50 review(s)
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    • Explore pristine deserted islands, wild coastlines, and white-sand beaches by sea kayak.
    • Paddle in the crystal clear waters, enjoying the spectacular views of the coastal mountains.
    • Undertake a 4 day expedition by sea kayak to explore some of the more remote islands.
    Next Available Trip:
    6th August | 17th September
    Region:
    Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Grading:
    Blue Grade 5 (Moderate to Challenging) ? What does this mean?
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    Carbon Footprint:
    141kg ? What does this mean?
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    • Combine adventure with comfort as you enjoy day trips exploring the coast and returning to cozy Highland Inns.
    • With a 1:4 guide to client ratio, learn essential sea kayaking skills as you explore the outstanding coastal scenery of the north west Highlands, kayaking in the sheltered waters of its sea lochs.
    • Look out for the amazing wildlife, including marine animals like seals, dolphins, porpoise and otters as well as a huge amount of bird life including fishing heron and majestic eagles soaring through the endless sky.

    The Isle of Mull

    14 review(s)
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    • Paddle the delights of Mull's incredible coastline
    • Enjoy a spectacular boat trip out to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles
    • Gaze in wonder at the endless stars in the clear night skies.
    • Spot and identify a diversity of animals in this wildlife-rich environment
    • Relax in cosy island accommodation
    Next Available Trip:
    10th September | 29th April
    Region:
    Inner Hebrides including Skye
    Duration:
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Grading:
    Green Grade 3 (Easy - Moderate) ? What does this mean?
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    Carbon Footprint:
    148kg ? What does this mean?
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    The Atlantic Coast

    87 review(s)
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    • Sea kayak through some of the best scenery of Scotland's Atlantic coast on the central section of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail.
    • No camping, just comfortable beds, hot showers and excellent local restaurants/pubs.
    • Enjoy some of the best sea kayak day tours in the country as you explore the West Highlands and the history behind Bonnie Prince Charlie.
    Next Available Trip:
    9th July | 6th May
    Region:
    West Highlands including Knoydart
    Duration:
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Grading:
    Blue Grade 5 (Moderate to Challenging) ? What does this mean?
    Click here to learn more about our trip difficulty grading system.
    Carbon Footprint:
    114kg ? What does this mean?
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    Introduction Course

    248 review(s)
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    • 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.

    The Summer Isles

    80 review(s)
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    • Explore this archipelago of deserted islands, wild coastlines, rock arches and white-sand beaches.
    • Paddle in the crystal clear waters, enjoying the spectacular views of the coastal mountains.
    • Camp in beautiful, remote spots with spectacular views of the surrounding island and coastlines.

    Sound of Arisaig

    29 review(s)
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    • Paddle through the crystal clear waters of the Sound of Arisaig, which are home to a diverse variety 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, led by our experienced and qualified guides.
    Next Available Trip:
    23rd July | 3rd September
    Region:
    West Highlands including Knoydart
    Duration:
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Grading:
    Blue Grade 5 (Moderate to Challenging) ? What does this mean?
    Click here to learn more about our trip difficulty grading system.
    Carbon Footprint:
    144kg ? What does this mean?
    Click here to find out about our carbon labelling project and what we're doing to be more sustainable.

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    Our holidays reviewed in your own words...

    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.

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    Graham Gibson

    Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 11/06/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

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    The Bottom Line

    I am looking forward to my next trip with Wilderness Scotland. It will be a trip that I would not have the courage or confidence to do under my own steam but I will relax and enjoy it knowing we are all in safe hands. It will take me to breath takingly beautiful parts of Scotland that are new to me but our Guides will know well. I cannot imagine we could possibly laugh as much and have as much fun as our group of beginners sea kayakers did but I am certain it will memorable, safe, inspiring and great fun.

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    Gillian Smith

    Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

    Age: 40 - 50
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 11/06/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Well planned, great communication, great guides and overall one of the best trips I've ever been on

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    Douglas Swaffield

    Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

    Age: 40 - 50
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 11/06/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    My friend and I ruminated on the trip afterwards and were impressed in how highly the leaders spoke of the company wilderness Scotland- they obviously really enjoyed working for them. The company understands how the leaders "tick". Happy leaders = happy clients. Well done you. A great experience overall.

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