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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

    5 Sea Kayaking Trips with 826 Reviews

    Outer Hebrides

    60 review(s)
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    • Experience the beautiful landscapes and breathtaking coastal scenery of the Outer Hebrides.
    • Paddle with an expert guide, discovering quiet, beautiful beaches and hidden, rocky inlets.
    • Enjoy learning about the unique culture, history and folklore of these remote islands.
    • 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

    39 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 August | 31st August
    Inner Hebrides including Skye
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    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

    99 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:
    4th May | 20th July
    West Highlands including Knoydart
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Blue Grade 5 (Moderate to Challenging) ? What does this mean?
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    Carbon Footprint:
    108kg ? What does this mean?
    Click here to find out about our carbon labelling project and what we're doing to be more sustainable.

    Introduction Course

    267 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.

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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.


    Paul Davies

    Sea Kayaking - The Isle of Mull

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 08/07/2023
    Trips Taken: 1

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    Caroline Blagg

    Sea Kayaking - Outer Hebrides

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 22/07/2023
    Trips Taken: 7

    The Bottom Line

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    I’ve been on quite a few different Wilderness trips over the last few years (kayaking, open canoeing, sailing and walking) and they’ve all been really good. Other companies offer a loyalty scheme/discount for repeat travellers. It would be nice if you did too.


    Richard Booth

    Sea Kayaking - The Atlantic Coast

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 22/07/2023
    Trips Taken: 3

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Had a fantastic trip. Wonderful sea kayaking trips through stunning scenery. Arisaig was particularly beautiful with its numerous islands and small white sandy beaches and clear water. Loch Moidart was also a memorable paddle. Great paddling with first class accommodation, great food (actually put on weight despite all the paddling) and an excellent guide.

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