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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 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.

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 - Introduction Course
I really enjoyed the trip and the experience. It is a real shame that the weather wasn't helpful for a beginners trip so I'm not sure how confident I would feel doing a more advanced sea kayaking trip. But I guess I could always do the beginners weekend again!

Tessa Davidson
24/09/2016

5

Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course
Really good time with great guides, I am sure we will be returning for another trip

David Stanley
31/07/2017

5

Rated 4.82 out of 5 based on 554 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 £1,295

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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

Price: from £995

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Sea Kayaking - The Scottish Highlands

Next available trip: 22nd September        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 £1,325

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Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

Next available trip: 21st 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

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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.

Price: from £895

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Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North - Gaelic Coast

Next available trip: 11th August        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 £1,295

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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

We were very lucky with the weather, which obviously made things even better, but I think we would have had a great time anyway...we are already planning what to do next with Wilderness Scotland

Rory Newman
Sea Kayaking - West Coast Explorer

Customer Rating: 5

Superb ....can't wait to return again,.

Mary Chard
Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North - Gaelic Coast

Customer Rating: 5

Rated 4.82 out of 5 based on 554 reviews of Sea Kayaking

by Sue Burbage 23/07/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

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.

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by Jenny Stanley 30/07/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

3Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Very enjoyable trip, Donald and Jude fabulous, we will definitely be booking another trip.

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by Douglas Dowie 22/07/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Very pleased, I'm planning on doing another kayaking trip with you next summer, thanks for such a super experience.

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