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    Sea Kayaking
    The Scottish Highlands

    53 review(s)

    Next Trip(s): 28th May | 23rd Jul Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

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    Trip created by Tom Devereux
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    Region: North West Highlands
    Trip Type: Sea Kayaking
    Comfort: Classic
    Max Group Size: 8
    Confirmed: When 2 Traveller(s) Book
    Deposit From N/A £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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    Sea Kayaking
    The Scottish Highlands

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    What's Included

    Accommodation - Accommodation in carefully selected guest houses and hotels Read More

    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.


    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 £375 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.

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    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.

    Inclusions Read More
    • The services of our experienced and knowledgeable sea kayaking / hiking guides (guide ratio 1:4) throughout your trip
    • 5 nights accommodation at a warm and comfortable Highland Inn on the shores of Loch Torridon.
    • Most 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 Inverness
    • All specialist sea kayaking equipment, including sea kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids
    Travel - All transport throughout the trip Read More

    You will be met by your Wilderness Scotland Guide at 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/

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

    Trip Dates & Prices

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    28th May - 2nd Jun 2021 2 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,395 Book Now
    23rd Jul - 28th Jul 2021 3 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,395 Book Now
    20th Aug - 25th Aug 2021 8 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,395 Book Now
    17th Sep - 22nd Sep 2021 8 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,395 Book Now

    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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    Chris Page

    Chris has grown up and spent the majority of his life living in the Highlands and Islands. As a keen nature enthusiast, Chris particularly enjoys the feeling of freedom and reconnection when out and about in the hills. His main passions include hiking, trail running and climbing with a side of relaxing by the campfire, sharing stories and embracing the simplicity that an outdoor lifestyle has to offer. Chris learned to sea kayak in the lochs of the Scottish Highlands and can tell you a thing or two about the majesty of the landscape and experiencing it from the water.

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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 53 review(s) of Sea Kayaking – The Scottish Highlands



    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.


    Gareth Smith

    Reviewed on 29/09/2020

    Age: 40 - 50
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 13/09/2020
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Couldn't ask for more from start to finish. Thankyou!


    Mark Smith

    Reviewed on 29/09/2020

    Age: 40 - 50
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 13/09/2020
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line


    Steve Yates

    Reviewed on 29/09/2020

    Age: 70 - 80
    Trip Date: 13/09/2020
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    If anyone has taken the trouble to research one of these breaks my advice would be don’t hesitate just go for it!

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