Sea Kayaking on the west coast of Scotland is one of the greatest ways to explore the beautiful coast line, and witha wealth of wildlife to watch it can be a memory that will last for a lifetime.
Expert coaching to make you feel more comfortable and confident
in your sea kayak
Paddle some golden sands around the west coast of Scotland
An abundance of wildlife to be seen, from sea and mountain
Upon arrival at the head of Loch Ailort, we will take a few minutes to have a chat about peoples experience, the outline of the trip, expectations and equipment. Once we have everything in order we will get on the water, chat through some skills and techniques to help people become more comfortable and confident in their boats, before paddle down the loch towards the open sea and on towards Glen Uig, where we have a pub for the evening to have food and a few drinks.
After breakfast, we have a chat about the conditions and the plan for the day. Heading off around the headlands and islands guarding Loch Ailort as we head towards Loch nan Uamh, and if your lucky you might get to see the famous 'Harry Potter' train pass by with its steam bellowing out of the funnel. Onward along the coastline towards the golden sands of Arisaig, where we plan to camp wild for the night on the islands, hopefully with a beautiful sunset over dinner.
Waking up on a small island can be a very memorable experience, with only you, your team and kayaks that are shut off from the mainland. We get set for the day, packed up and chat through conditions and plans before setting off with a short crossing between the islands to explore the remaining coast line before finishing in Mallaig.
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ Buoyancy aids
✓ Sea kayaks & paddles
✓ Waterproof storage
✓ Camping food if staying under canvas
✓ Camping stoves (trangia style) inc fuel
✓ Camping mats
✓ Tents 2 or 3 man
✓ Group shelter
✓ First Aid kit
What's not included?
✗ Trip Insurance
What do I need to bring?
> Waterproofs, top and bottoms
> Walking trousers (synthetic materials; jeans or similar are not suitable)
> Spare shoes to get wet plus dry shoes for camp
> Quality, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers. We recommend Gore-tex or similar
> Spare insulating layer
> Hat & gloves
> Warm socks
> Sleeping bag, 3 season
> Spare set of clothes x 2
> Some large zip-lock bags to keep your clothes and equipment organised
> Head torch, plus spare batteries
> Water bottle or flask
> Sunglasses and sun cream (you just never know!)
> Personal medications
What else can we provide?
> Pick up & drop-offs
Full trip info and kit list can be downloaded here
We understand that getting a quality nights sleep and being able to dry your equipment can make all the difference to the comfort and enjoyment of your trip.
DATES & PRICES
If you would prefer private guiding or instruction then please select your start date and book using our easy to use bookings system. Or if you have a larger group please enquire here.
Please select a start date.
DATES DON'T WORK?
We regularly organise bespoke dates and trips, if the above dates don't work for you, drop us a message and let's see what we can do for you.