Led by our Head Guide, Myles Farnbank, we recently piloted a very unique and exclusive sea kayaking trip to The Shetland Isles. By invite-only, a selection of our previous sea kayaking clients, with the skills and experience to enjoy paddling in these wild islands, were approached and invited to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Myles rates sea kayaking in Shetland as some of the best wilderness paddling, and reported this particular trip as one of the best places he has ever paddled – and having paddled in remote locations the world over, you can believe this statement not one to have been made lightly!
The six-day trip ran a flexible itinerary with the potential for wild camping or to return to comfortable accommodation each evening, depending on the weather – allowing the paddlers the freedom to explore further and take advantage of good conditions. As luck would have it, the weather pattern followed that of what we have experienced for most of the summer in the Highlands and Islands, and our group of four select sea kayakers were treated to a spell of exceptional calm, which Myles described as; “…very untypical.”
Myles said; “Shetland had everything and is a world class sea kayak destination. I’ve paddled in a lot of places, and the cliffs and caves here are the best I’ve ever seen.”
The group also paddled the Eshaness coast including the huge arch of Door Holm, South Havra, St. Ninians Isle, Mousa, and Papa Stour – an amazing trip of an extraordinary variety of caves, stacks, arches, blowholes and cliffs, not to mention the diverse population of wildlife.
Although Sea Kayaking in The Shetland Isles isn’t available to book just yet, we hope that following such a successful and enjoyable pilot trip it will be available for everyone with the necessary experience to enjoy in the not-too-distant future.
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