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      Sea Kayaking
      The Scottish Highlands

      50 review(s)

      Next Trip(s): 17th May | 21st Jun Duration: 5 night(s)

      From £1,395 View Prices & Departures

      Trip Details & Highlights

      Trip created by David Russell
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      Region: North West Highlands
      Trip Type: Sea Kayaking
      Comfort: Classic
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      Deposit From £348.75

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      Trip Details

      Whether you’re a first-time sea kayaker, or if you’ve paddled in destinations across the globe, kayaking in Scotland should be on your bucket-list.

      Our expert guides teach essential sea kayaking skills while you journey through some of the best coastal scenery in Scotland’s Northwest Highlands.

      This trip combines sea kayaking with some easy hiking. Kayak through sheltered sea lochs and gaze up at the towering Torridon mountains. Mid-trip, enjoy a day off to either rest and recover, or join our guide on an easy hike. Stay in a friendly Highland Inn based on the shores of Loch Torridon. After a day of kayaking in Scotland, it’s nice to return to your cosy accommodation to relax in the evenings, enjoying comfortable rooms and hearty meals.

      Trip Highlights

      • Combine adventure with comfort as you enjoy day trips sea kayaking and hiking, returning to overnight at a Highland Inn, set on the shores of spectacular Loch Torridon.
      • With a 1:4 guide to client ratio, learn essential sea kayaking skills as you explore the outstanding coastal scenery of the Torridon region, kayaking in the sheltered waters of its sea lochs.
      • Take a break from the kayaks to enjoy an easy hike - allowing you to experience the scenery from the land as well as the sea.

      Day by Day Itinerary

      Day 1 – Arrival and sea kayaking

      Meeting in Inverness, we transfer north-west to Torridon, where we stop for a welcome briefing and lunch at a local cafe. Afterwards, we take to the water this afternoon for an introductory skills session and a short tour to get us ready for the coming days. Late afternoon, we check into the Inn, where there will be time to settle in before dinner. (L, D)

      Day 2 – Sea kayaking Loch Shieldaig

      Today we will build on the basic skills we covered yesterday, ensuring that you have the essential tools for the journeys we’ll be taking in the coming days. With a guide to client ratio of 1:4, there is plenty of time for individual coaching from the guides, regardless of your skill level. When everyone is comfortable in the water, we’ll enjoy a gentle journey around beautiful Loch Shieldaig,  looking out for wildlife as we paddle. (B, L)

      Day 3 – Sea kayaking Loch Kishorn

      A short transfer south takes us to another beautiful inlet, Loch Kishorn. With new skills fresh in your mind, we’ll undertake a classic sea kayak journey. We’ll venture along the coast, passing remote bays and perhaps venturing out to wild uninhabited islands. Keep your eyes peeled for rare wildlife such as sea eagles, otters and if we are lucky, dolphins or porpoises. Back at the Inn, we reflect on our progress and look forward to the coming adventures. (B, L)

      Day 4 – Rest day: guided hike or own activity

      Today we take a break from the kayaks, giving our bodies a rest and allowing us to explore a bit more of the north-west highlands. We transfer north to the village of Gairloch. Here, you can choose to join our guide on an easy hike; or simply enjoy some free time to explore the village, which is known for its wonderful beaches. A popular option is to take a boat trip in search of dolphins or whales (pay locally). Alternatively, you can choose to relax back at the hotel, enjoying the wonderful scenery. (B, L)

      Day 5 – Sea kayaking in Applecross

      Refreshed from a day off the water, we get back into our kayaks today to explore the idyllic coastline of the Applecross peninsula. There are many wonderful coastal features to discover here, making this a day to remember. Back on land, a drink at the waterside Applecross Inn is the only possible way to end our time on the peninsula. Back at the Inn, we freshen up before enjoying a celebratory final night meal. (B, L, D)

      Day 6 – A final hike and then home

      On our final morning, we enjoy a leisurely breakfast before checking out of the Inn. We enjoy a short hike with the guide above beautiful Loch Maree, which provides incredible views for not too much effort! It’s a wonderful place to reflect on the trip before we transfer back to Inverness, arriving late afternoon. (B, L)

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      The Scottish Highlands

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      ACCOMMODATION
      You will be based in a comfortable Highland Inn on the shores of Loch Torridon. The Inn offers modern accommodation in a stunning location. A great place to stay, eat and drink.

      SINGLE ROOMS

      There is no supplement charged to solo travellers, however, you will be required to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you request a double room for single occupancy, a supplement of £365 is charged.

      Due to the nature of the accommodations we use, single supplements are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

      Meals - Meals Info (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) Read More

      Breakfasts and lunches are included, while dinner is included on the first and final nights. Naturally, vegetarians and other dietary requirements can be catered for, simply let us know in advance. For evening meals not included, we can dine at the Inn or visit other local restaurants, which offer good food at reasonable prices. The final dinner of the trip will be taken in the excellent restaurant of the Torridon Hotel.

      On this trip, we generally eat dinner as a group however if you would like to make alternative arrangements you are free to do so. Your guide will have an evening off during this trip where they do not eat with the group. They will recommend options for dinner that evening and will help you make any necessary reservations.

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      ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
      You will be met by your Wilderness Scotland Guide eat Inverness Railway Station at 10.30am on the first day of the trip. You will be returned to Inverness Station for 4:00pm on the final day.

      For advice on getting to and from Scotland please our travel advice page on our website: www.wildernessscotland.com/faq/travel-to-scotland/

      Trip Dates & Prices

      Trip Dates for 2020 Availability Status Price Book
      17th May - 22nd May 2020 6 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,395 Book Now
      21st Jun - 26th Jun 2020 7 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,395 Book Now
      19th Jul - 24th Jul 2020 7 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,395 Book Now
      13th Sep - 18th Sep 2020 7 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,395 Book Now

      Make This Trip Private

      Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

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      David loves the lure of wild places. He’s regularly seen heading off with his canoe, camera and tent for a night under the stars. David spent 5 years as an outdoor guide and instructor with qualifications from the Mountain Training Association and British Canoe Association. He created this sea kayaking trip off the back of his passion for exploring Scotland’s wild places.

      - David Russell

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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 4.92 out of 5 based on 50 review(s) of Sea Kayaking – The Scottish Highlands

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      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.

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      Sally Miller

      Reviewed on 08/10/2019

      Age: 50 - 60
      Country: United Kingdom
      Trip Date: 21/09/2019
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      I have already recommended the holiday to all my friends and family. We would love to return and do it all over again.

      RH

      Robert Hayward

      Reviewed on 06/10/2019

      Age: 50 - 60
      Country: UK
      Trip Date: 21/09/2019
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      If you every want to go with a company that puts you first and has everything in place to back it up then this is the company for you. It’s even great value for money. Thanks myles and Malcolm. See you again soon.

      TL

      Tjeerd Van Der Laan

      Reviewed on 30/09/2019

      Age: 30 - 40
      Country: Netherlands
      Trip Date: 21/09/2019
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      It’s been a great week and even a better experience

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