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    Sea Kayaking

    The Isle of Mull

    17 reviews

    Next Trip: 29th - 4th May 2023 Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

    From £1,675 View Prices & Dates

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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. (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 ‘Dubh Artach’ lighthouse, which lies 10 miles to the south-west, marking a cluster of dangerous rocks. (B, L, D)

    Day 4 - Rest Day - Staffa, the Treshnish Isles and Iona

    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 island of Iona this afternoon, you’ll have some time to visit the historic Iona Abbey which is believed by many to be the final resting place of 48 kings of Scotland. (B, L, D)

    Day 5 - The Spirit of Iona

    Today we’ll kayak the sheltered waters of Loch na Lathaich and potentially cross to Iona to see the island from a different angle and land on one of its superb beaches. Look out for waders on the shoreline such as the ringed plover and turnstone and listen for the Skylark’s melody overhead.  (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)

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    Sea Kayaking
    The Isle of Mull

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    Trip Dates & Prices

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    29th Apr - 4th May 20237 places leftUNCONFIRMED£1,675Book Now
    3rd Jun - 8th Jun 20236 places leftUNCONFIRMED£1,675Book Now
    8th Jul - 13th Jul 2023Trip FullFULLY BOOKED£1,675
    2nd Sep - 7th Sep 20238 places leftUNCONFIRMED£1,675Book Now

    Trip Details

    Accommodation Read More

    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 trip is ‘All Inclusive’ meaning all meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 6 are provided.

    The accommodation team will keep us well fed with freshly prepared cooked breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals using local produce. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.

    Inclusions Read More
    • 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
    • Entry to Iona Abbey
    Trip Grading Read More

    Green Graded 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.

    Travel – Arrival and Departure Read More

    Your Guide will meet you at Oban railway station by the fixed seating area at 11:30am on Day 1 of your trip.

    You will be returned to Oban railway station by 2:00pm 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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    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 17 reviews of Sea Kayaking – The Isle of Mull

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    Johanna Schaub

    Reviewed on 18/07/2022

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: Germany
    Trip Date: 09/07/2022
    Trips Taken: 3

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    This was my 3rd trip with Wilderness and it wil not be my last one. Organisation, tour, flexibility .... everything just top level. Sure I decide consciously about flying and long transports and will reduce this a bit - but I will travel with Wilderness again.

    DD

    Douglas Dowie

    Reviewed on 17/07/2022

    Age: 30 - 40
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 09/07/2022
    Trips Taken: 2

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Excellent, you will see me again and I will recommend you to others.

    AM

    Andrew Muir

    Reviewed on 17/07/2022

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: UK
    Trip Date: 09/07/2022
    Trips Taken: 2

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    I had heard that this WS is the best tour operator of its kind - and after two trips I can confirm that this is at least as good as advertised and in a few key ways, even better. We will be back.

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