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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 - Introduction Course
It was great good fun

Karen Maltby
05/07/2015

5

Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course
Well we are now considering buying our own kayak and I know that we will be trying kayaking again. It's a great way to see the coastline and from an environmental point of view it can't be too damaging. The group we kayaked with were a great group of people and the whole experience has been wonderful.

Jacqueline Ghigi
19/07/2015

5

Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course
A unique way of experiencing the coastline and its fauna and flora whilst learning to kayak the lochs and sea. One of my top life experiences

TEAM WILDERNESS RESPONSE:
Thank you for your wonderful comments, we are delighted it was a great experience for you.

Edile Murdoch
05/07/2015

5

Rated 4.82 out of 5 based on 590 reviews of Sea Kayaking

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Sea Kayaking - Outer Hebrides

Next available trip: 6th July        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: 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 2 day expedition by sea kayak to explore some of the more remote islands
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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

It was a fantastic trip and met all of my expectations and more. I'm already planning my next adventure!

Julie Black
Sea Kayaking - West Coast Explorer

Customer Rating: 5

Best canoe/kayak trip EVER. Of course I want to do another kayak trip next year, but... if I had access to a time machine, I would be dithering about whether to do something new, or just replay this trip...

Sue Thomason
Sea Kayaking - West Coast Explorer

Customer Rating: 5

Rated 4.82 out of 5 based on 590 reviews of Sea Kayaking

by Beth Rawson 02/09/2018

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5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Booking a tour with Wilderness Scotland was absolutely the best vacation decision we’ve made in quite some time. We got to experience areas that would have been very difficult to see on our own. The trip was wonderful from beginning to end.

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by Anne Skitmore 30/09/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

The trip was wonderful. It was well organised beforehand and during the week. All the kit, including the minibus, was in fine condition and well maintained; there was plenty of delicious food and paddling with Howard and Ross was great, their local knowledge meant we were in the best place weatherwise each day to get out on the water, improve our skills and do some journeying.

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by Michael Erben 08/07/2018

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4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

4The Bottom Line

I liked style, quality and performance of the trip. Overall, I suspect that UK insurance laws are due to the rather high pricing?

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