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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.

      588 review(s)

      Inspiring, Innovative Tours
      1:4 Guide Ratio
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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.

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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 off 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 560 Reviews

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      • 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 North - The Gaelic Coast trip, which run on consecutive dates. Join both trips for an epic sea kayaking adventure!
      Region:
      West Highlands including Knoydart
      Duration:
      night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Blue Grade 5

      West Coast Explorer

      54 review(s)
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      • 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.
      Next Available Trip:
      15th June | 6th July
      Region:
      West Highlands including Knoydart
      Duration:
      5 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Blue Grade 4
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      • Combine adventure with comfort as you enjoy day trips sea kayaking and hiking, returning to overnight at a Highland Inn, set on the shores of spectacular Loch Torridon.
      • With a 1:4 guide to client ratio, learn essential sea kayaking skills as you explore the outstanding coastal scenery of the Torridon region, kayaking in the sheltered waters of its sea lochs.
      • Take a break from the kayaks to enjoy an easy hike - allowing you to experience the scenery from the land as well as the sea.
      Next Available Trip:
      25th May | 8th June
      Region:
      North West Highlands
      Duration:
      5 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Green Grade 2

      Introduction Course

      207 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.
      Next Available Trip:
      13th July | 24th August
      Region:
      North West Highlands
      Duration:
      4 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Green Grade 1

      The Summer Isles

      74 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.
      Next Available Trip:
      18th May | 27th July
      Region:
      North West Highlands
      Duration:
      5 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Blue Grade 6
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      • Discover the wonderful kayaking to be had on the most northerly section of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail.
      • Complete the trilogy 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, which run on consecutive dates. Join both trips for an epic sea kayaking adventure.
      Next Available Trip:
      10th August
      Region:
      North West Highlands
      Duration:
      5 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Blue Grade 4

      Outer Hebrides

      28 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 June | 4th July
      Region:
      Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
      Duration:
      6 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Blue Grade 5

      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.

      JL

      Joi LaFrance

      Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

      Age: 40 - 50
      Country: United States
      Trip Date: 21/07/2018
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      Bottom line: Best trip ever.

      AG

      Ashley Groenke

      Sea Kayaking - The Scottish Highlands

      Age: 30 - 40
      Trip Date: 22/09/2018
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      I would definitely recommend Wilderness Scotland, and this trip.

      MK

      Mary Kirkpatrick

      Sea Kayaking - The Scottish Highlands

      Age: 70 - 80
      Trip Date: 22/09/2018
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      A great holiday, exhausting, exhilarating, unforgettable!

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      Popular Sea Kayaking Holidays

      Trip Next Departure Price Duration  
      Sea Kayaking – West Coast Explorer 15/06/2019 £955 5 Nights Trip Details
      Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North – Gaelic Coast 10/08/2019 £1,325 5 Nights Trip Details
      Sea Kayaking – The Scottish Highlands 11/05/2019 £1,345 5 Nights Trip Details

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