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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
The experiences we take from a trip like this are all personal to us, and maybe not explicable in a few phrases. But you won't have those personal experiences if you don't put yourself in situations where they come your way. To participate in a Wilderness Scotland guided group is a real privilege for people like me who don't have loads of time or loads of money to immerse themselves in the outdoor scene and search out inspirational situations for themselves.

Margaret Smith
02/07/2013

5

Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course
A good trip for beginners, with interesting, varied, locations. The guides were patient, clear and enthusiastic and the whole group visibly improved over the trip.

Maxine Nelson
26/09/2015

5

Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North - Gaelic Coast
W.S. took me to places I would never have been able to go without them.
Fantastic experience.

jeremy raphael
08/06/2014

5

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

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

Next available trip: 18th May        Duration: 5 night(s)
Region: 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!
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Sea Kayaking - West Coast Explorer

Next available trip: 15th June        Duration: 5 night(s)
Region: 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
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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

The worst part was getting all my luggage from the car-park to Inverness station - after that, everything was absolutely fine!

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

Customer Rating: 5

I would definitely recommend Wilderness Scotland, and this trip.

Ashley Groenke
Sea Kayaking - The Scottish Highlands

Customer Rating: 5

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

by William Hewitt 03/06/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

I had an amazing week with wilderness Scotland and will be back in the future.

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by Tina Westcott 07/06/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

4Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

4Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Zoe and Sarah did an excellent job in keeping morale high during enforced maroon on Isle Ristol. I felt sorry for those who had travelled so far to take part and were scuppered for a couple of days with bad weather. However, lessons learned in managing wind and waves!

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by Robert Ridgwell 31/07/2018

4Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Fine!

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