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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.

Popular Sea Kayaking Holidays

Trip Next Departure Price Duration  
Sea Kayaking – West Coast Explorer 26/05/2018 £895 5 Nights Trip Details
Sea Kayaking – Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North – Gaelic Coast 30/06/2018 £1,195 5 Nights Trip Details
Sea Kayaking – The Scottish Highlands 09/06/2018 £1,225 5 Nights Trip Details

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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 - Introduction Course
Very friendly people. It was like one great family where we all got on well and helped each other. I discovered it's possible to enjoy kayaking in the rain as much as under the sun and discovered I could push myself to do a new thing. I loved the different scenery and getting out and about to the different locations.

Omar Aly
06/08/2015

5

Sea Kayaking - Sound of Arisaig
Paddling through the skerries was the absolute highlight of this trip – just an amazing place.

Ingrid van der Zande
18/06/2015

5

Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course
Our kayaking course was the centerpiece of our two week trip to Scotland and it was absolutely the best part. The landscape in Torridon is incredible, and completely unexpected. The kayaking was challenging, but the bunkhouse was quite comfortable, the food was fantastic, seeing seals and golden eagles was fun, and the local cows, sheep, deer and rabbits brought the wildlife almost right to our doors. I can't compliment Paul's skills as a guide enough. He was fantastic, and I was especially impressed with his driving skills with a van and trailer on the single track roads! Fantastic trip.

Janet Becker
23/08/2017

5

Rated 4.81 out of 5 based on 529 reviews of Sea Kayaking

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

Next available trip: 4th August        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!

Price: from £1295.00 £1,195

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Sea Kayaking - West Coast Explorer

Next available trip: 7th July        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

Price: from £995.00 £895

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Sea Kayaking - The Scottish Highlands

Next available trip: 9th June        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.

Price: from £1325.00 £1,225

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The paddling conditions were probably a little tougher than I anticipated. However Wilderness Scotland provided the all the ingredients to make it a great experiance. I would recommend them to anyone.

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

Customer Rating: 5

A wonderful way of maximising your enjoyment of a paddling holiday, combined with a great way of learning many of the skills and safety techniques you need to enjoy your future kayaking adventures

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

Customer Rating: 5

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Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

Next available trip: 7th July        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

Price: from £850.00 £775

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Sea Kayaking - The Summer Isles

Next available trip: 23rd June        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.

Price: from £895.00 £795

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Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North - Gaelic Coast

Next available trip: 30th 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

Price: from £1295.00 £1,195

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With fair weather and relatively calm seas the kayaking around Skye was superb. The views from our remote camp on the uninhabited island of Wiay were amazing. Great tip, great guides and a great bunch of fellow kayakers made it a memorable few days.

Will Mushat
Sea Kayaking - West Coast Explorer

Customer Rating: 5

Excellent everything - organisation, guides, activities and other group members. A trip to remember. Second holiday with WS and will certainly choose them first when looking for a similar break.

Sue Burbage
Sea Kayaking - The Scottish Highlands

Customer Rating: 5

Spring Sale! Save up to £250 on your 2018 Holiday

Posted on Apr 23, 2018 by Rupert Shanks

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The Highlands are coming to life again! To celebrate we are offering a Spring Sale. Save up to *£250 per person on your 2018 Scottish adventure holiday! Spring is a time of creativity and new plans for adventure in the year ahead. We love this time of year when our local wildlife and flora starts […]

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Sea Kayaking in Scotland: A Photo Love Story

Posted on Apr 06, 2017 by Rupert Shanks

“As we round the headland the striking white sand shines into view. Empty beach stretching away. The sea beneath my kayak melts from dark blue to dreamy azure. Our only company, a curious seal watching from the rocks. Sea kayaking in Scotland at its best”. > Read on: Scotland’s Most Beautiful Islands Sea kayaking offers such […]

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

We offer both accommodation based and expedition kayaking trips and we provide all the kit, from kayaks, paddles and cagoules so all you need to do is relax under the expert tutelage of our guides, who read the water and ensure you’re getting the most from your week long sea kayaking holiday. Scotland has 10% of Europe’s coastline, so there is a lot to explore.

If you like a little comfort while sea kayaking, our range of ‘Scottish Sea Kayak Trail‘ trips are based from welcoming hotels and inns, with day paddles on the sea. Similarly, our Introduction to Sea Kayaking trip is based from a private bunkhouse, so you are back indoors each night.

Our more challenging sea kayaking holidays are expedition style, with wild camping on remote beaches and islands – a genuine wilderness experience. The West Coast Explorer is an excellent choice if you want to try camping – it combines stays in a remote bunkhouse with some nights camping under the stars to get the best of both worlds on your kayak holiday!

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.

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