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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
An excellent trip, plenty of paddling in amazing scenery with good company, friendly and expert guides - how WS managed to organise such amazing weather as well I will never know!

Jonathan Macfarlane
12/06/2013

5

Sea Kayaking - Outer Hebrides
I have on both occassions I have travelled with Wilderness Scotland been really impressed, Small groups, great very well qualified guides , lots of repeat business- what can I say - the trip was brilliant

Margaret Gibson
15/06/2014

5

Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course
The Knowledge
the good organisation
small group

Anke Redeker
11/10/2013

5

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

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Outstanding Customer Service

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

All in all a fantastic trip. Other than perhaps limiting the food that's packed a bit, I wouldn't change a thing. The highlights were the fantastic, knowledgeable guides, and it made the whole Wilderness Scotland trip easy and stress-free. Wonderful scenery and weather helped!

Jacob Little
Sea Kayaking - The Summer Isles

Customer Rating: 4

This was my 2nd wonderful trip with Wilderness Scotland, but my first time kayaking. Hoping to go again in the not too distant future.

Heather O'Hara
Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course

Customer Rating: 5

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

by Neil Jellings 27/05/2018

4Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

3Accommodation and Food

4Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Great trip, good accommodation experienced knowledgeable guides good company

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by Jill Wilshaw 24/09/2018

4Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Very good enjoyable but wouldn't like to be on a fully booked course

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by Jennifer Burns 20/08/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Awesome experience.

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