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    Sea Kayaking
    The Isle of Mull

    9 review(s)

    Next Trip(s): 21st May | 4th Jun Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

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    Region: Inner Hebrides including Skye
    Trip Type: Sea Kayaking
    Accommodation: Classic
    Max Group Size: 8
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    Whether you’re a first-time sea kayaker or a seasoned paddler, kayaking in Scotland should be on your bucket list. Based on the beautiful Ross of Mull peninsula, this paddling journey explores the hidden bays scattered along Mull’s coastline and the sheltered stretches of water that link them.

    The Hebridean island of Mull is one of the UK’s richest wildlife destinations. Its spectacular hills and coastline are home to some of Scotland’s most iconic wildlife, including eagles, porpoises and basking sharks. Midway through this trip, enjoy a unique sailing experience out to Staffa and Treshnish Isles. 

    You’ll enjoy private lodgings, located just less than a mile from Fionnphort. Equipped with a bright and airy lounge area and outdoor seating, there’s no better way to relax and enjoy the sunset after a great day on the water.

    Trip Highlights

    • 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

    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 - Oban to Craignure

    Meet your guide at Oban train station before enjoying a short ferry crossing to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. Unloading the kayaks this afternoon, your guide will make sure you’re comfortable before setting out across the bay. You’re greeted by the haunting towers of Castle Duart, a stunning remnant of Scotland’s medieval architecture, strategically perched on a headland that shoulders the bay. Venturing across the island later this afternoon, you arrive at your beautifully-located accommodation and settle in for the evening. Your guide will help coordinate dinner tonight, so it’s all hands on deck – great practice for future expeditions. (L, D)

    Day 2 - The Sound of Iona

    After a relaxing breakfast, you’ll transfer north a short distance and begin the day’s adventure from the small settlement of Kintra. Paddling around the northern end of the Sound of Iona, we’ll explore the hidden beaches and bays that skirt the coastline, including a sheltered anchorage known as Bull Hole, located on the northern tip of the Ross of Mull. The island of Mull and its coastline provide a valuable staging for many species of wildlife so keep your eyes peeled for the inquisitive locals above and below. (B, L, D)

    Day 3 - Erraid Island

    Launching from a nearby beach this morning, you’ll set out to discover more of Mull’s magnificent coastline, including the beautiful Erraid Island which lies to the west. Renowned for being one of the driest and sunniest places on Scotland’s western seaboard, the sheltered beaches here make the perfect spot for lunch. On a clear day, you are rewarded with incredible views across the North Atlantic and are able to identify ‘Dhu Heartach’ lighthouse, which lies 10 miles to the south-west, marking a cluster of dangerous rocks. (B, L, D)

    Day 4 - Rest Day - Staffa and the Treshnish Isles

    Today we’ll take a break from the paddling and get to know the beautiful Hebridean island of Mull and its neighbouring islands in more detail. You’ll enjoy a spectacular boat trip out to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles – be sure to keep an eye out for the magnificent marine wildlife such as seals, dolphins and basking sharks and gaze in awe at the otherworldly basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave. Returning to the mainland this afternoon, you’ll have some time to stretch your legs on a beautiful coastal stroll. (B, L, D)

    Day 5 - The Spirit of Iona

    This morning we’ll discover the sheltered waters of Loch na Lathaich. Look out for waders on the shoreline such as the ringed plover and turnstone and listen for the Skylark’s melody overhead. This afternoon we’ll take the ferry across the Sound of Iona to set foot on the island and visit the historic Iona Abbey which is believed to by many to be the final resting place of 48 kings of Scotland. (B, L, D)

    Day 6 - Uisken Beach

    After a hearty breakfast this morning you’ll transfer east a short distance and enjoy a short walk as a group up the hill to the east to a cairn known as “The Last Look Back.” On a clear day, you are rewarded with incredible views across to the islands of Islay, Colonsay and Jura: the perfect place to take a moment to reflect on your sea kayaking adventure. (B, L)

    Sea Kayaking
    The Isle of Mull

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    Trip Dates & Prices

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    21st May - 26th May 2022Trip FullFULLY BOOKED£1,675
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    9th Jul - 14th Jul 2022Trip FullFULLY BOOKED£1,675
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    Trip Details

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    We will be based in private accommodation, beautifully located on the tip of the Ross of Mull peninsula. The accommodation has a modern and nautical feel, with a wood-burning stove in the centre of the main living area. Comfortable bed space across 6 en-suite rooms, a modern kitchen and hot shower make it a cosy and warm place to return to after a day of kayaking.

    There is no single person supplement charged to solo travellers but, depending on the group configuration, you may need to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you prefer a single room please request this at the time of booking and we will check availability for you. Single rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis.

    Meals Read More

    This is an ‘All Inclusive’ trip.
    Breakfasts, lunches and the evening meal on Day 1 are prepared ‘expedition style’ with everyone lending a hand in both the preparation and clearing up, with our guide coordinating. Naturally, vegetarians and other dietary requirements can be catered for, simply let us know in advance. Dinner will either be in nearby pubs and inns, which offer great locally sourced food or catered in the accommodation.

    Inclusions Read More

    This trip includes the following:

    • 5 nights accommodation in a private accommodation with hot showers, wood-burning stove, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and drying room
    • All meals, from lunch on Day 1 until lunch on Day 6.
      (Meals included indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • All transport throughout the trip, starting and finishing in Oban
    • All specialist sea kayaking equipment, including sea kayaks, paddles, waterproof cags and buoyancy aids
    • The services of our experienced and knowledgeable sea kayak guide throughout your trip (guide:client ratio 1:4)
    • Boat trip to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles on Day 4
    • Entry to Iona Abbey on Day 5
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    Arrival Info

    Your Guide will meet you at Oban railway station by the fixed seating area at 11:00 on Day 1 of your trip.

    Departure Info

    You will be returned to Oban railway station by 14:00 on the final day of your trip.

    If you would like to use your own vehicle on the trip please get in touch with our team to discuss.

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    Make This Trip Private

    Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your prefered departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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    Rachael Gavan

    Rachael is a true gem and we regularly receive feedback thanking her for designing inspiring itineraries and for being such a pleasure to chat to. In many cases the people Rachael designs tailor-made trips for, actually become friends with and she’s had more than one invite to far off lands as a result. Rachael has a passion for only the highest levels of customer experience and service and the Mull sea kayaking trip is an embodiment of that passion as you explore these wild and beautiful shores.

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    Difficulty Grades Explained

    Green Graded Sea Kayaking Holidays 1-3

    Green graded sea kayaking trips are suitable for those with little or no previous sea kayaking experience. There is an emphasis on instruction and developing your skills while enjoying the surroundings of some superb locations. You will be able to progress your skills and experience throughout the trip.

    You should have a reasonable level of fitness and you can expect up to 6 hours of sea kayaking each day, with breaks onshore to stretch your legs. You will also be asked to assist with carrying the boats to and from the water, working as a team.

    In the event of bad weather preventing us from kayaking your guide will offer an alternative activity such as an easy hike.

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    Trip Reviews

    Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 9 review(s) of Sea Kayaking – The Isle of Mull



    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.


    Adams Koshy

    Reviewed on 10/10/2021

    Age: 30 - 40
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 19/09/2021
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    The Isle of Mull is an amazing trip and definitely one worth experiencing. I'm sure the trip will evolve after this first year, but the guides, board and food were all highlights of the trip. Looking forward to coming back to Mull to explore more of the beautiful landscape.


    Colinette Batho

    Reviewed on 04/10/2021

    Age: 40 - 50
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 19/09/2021
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Great trip. Would do it again.


    Celia Strathdee

    Reviewed on 29/09/2021

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 04/09/2021
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Wonderful! We loved it. Both guides were fantastic, the kit was first class (cagoules, life jackets, kayaks etc), the accommodation great, warm and welcoming. On our last day we kayaked around the island of Iona, thanks to the careful planning in relation to the wind, tides and shelter, of our guides, something we wouldn't have thought possible before. There was plenty of time to come ashore for coffee and swimming, we never felt rushed or overwhelmed. We will definitely be coming with you again.

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