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Sea Kayaking Holidays

Our sea kayaking holidays 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.

Our sea kayaking holidays 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.

Book your sea kayaking holiday with Europe's No.1 Adventure Travel Company - Wilderness Scotland

Join a sea kayaking holiday and see Scotland’s rugged coastline from a new perspective.

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.

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.

Sea Kayaking tours are available in the following locations:

Trip Reviews

Customer Kudos

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.

Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North - Gaelic Coast
What a wonderful way to see the Scottish Highlands.The equipment you provided was excellent and I felt safe at every moment. Maybe you can find a different accommodation in Ullapool?, otherwise a great experience.

Heidy Schebella
28/09/2014

5

Sea Kayaking - West Coast Explorer
Loved it all (except midges). Great to paddle surrounded by seals in between rocks and green hills.

Esther Rutzou
28/07/2013

4

Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course
I would thoroughly recommend the green level kayaking course with Wilderness Scotland to anyone who enjoys a combination of excellent sport and stunning scenery. I would also seriously consider taking another trip with Wilderness Scotland.

Lucy Mulvagh
22/06/2014

5

Rated 4.82 out of 5 based on 566 reviews of Sea Kayaking

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

Next available trip: 8th September        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 North - The Gaelic Coast trip, which run on consecutive dates. Join both trips for an epic sea kayaking adventure!
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Sea Kayaking - West Coast Explorer

Next available trip: 15th 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
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26 review(s)

Sea Kayaking - The Scottish Highlands

Next available trip: 11th May        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: North West Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2
  • 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.
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Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

Next available trip: 25th August        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
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Sea Kayaking - The Summer Isles

Next available trip: 18th May        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: North West Highlands    
Difficulty: 6
  • 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.
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Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North - Gaelic Coast

Next available trip: 29th June        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, which run on consecutive dates. Join both trips for an epic sea kayaking adventure
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Sea Kayaking - Outer Hebrides

Next available trip: 1st June        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda    
Comfort: Basic
Difficulty: 5
  • 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
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Sea Kayaking Holidays

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As a 5 Star tour operator this is how we see customer service.

For example, we can’t say we will get back to you within 3 hours because sometimes we won’t and we can’t say we endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible, because that’s just wishy washy and everyone says that.

Great customer service isn’t tangible.

It’s tone of voice, and relationship building.

And going that wee bit further to make someone’s day and it can’t be quantified.

It’s how we make you feel…

and we feel that it’s the following things that go towards making the difference between a holiday, and an amazing, memorable experience.

Our Network
We have fantastic relationships and in many cases personal friendships with our trusted team of suppliers.
A Growing Team
Our team of 35 travel professionals in the office and over 60+ expert guides mean we're small enough to care about every detail but big enough to deal with any curveballs, meaning your holiday experience will be seamless.
We Know Scotland
Being outdoors people, we have an unrivalled depth and breadth of knowledge when it comes to Scotland's wild places. We've been there and can recommend locations and activities from our own experience.

Our holidays reviewed in your words

This is a wonderful trip for first time kayakers. The tuition is second to none and I always felt as if I was in good hands. Scotland is breathtakingly beautiful. So much wildlife to see. On this trip we had a perfect mix of guests - everyone clicked so well. The bunk house is a great base, well equipped with nice hot showers to come back to at the end of the day. I'll definitely be booking another sea kayaking holiday with Wilderness Scotland.

Marie di-Mambro
Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

Customer Rating: 5

An enjoyable kayaking experience, The highlight was to be on the water in such beautiful places with stunning views. The guides were fantastic, the tuition great. and overall it was fun to learn to move on a kayak. My second time with Wilderness Scotland.

Meeta Doshi
Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

Customer Rating: 4

Rated 4.82 out of 5 based on 566 reviews of Sea Kayaking

by Frances Burnett 10/07/2018

4Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

I would recommend this trip to anyone with a who wants to explore the North West Scottish Coast in a kayak, while enjoying lovely food and accommodation.

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by Natalie Tandy 08/06/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

This has been an amazing adventure and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Wilderness Scotland and their staff to anyone thinking about doing this activity. The overall experiences has been beyond my expectations. Thank you so much.

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by Mandy Addison 13/08/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

If Wilderness Scotland could control the weather this would be a perfect trip!

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