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SEA KAYAK TRIP - ISLE OF SKYE

Day trip - 4 to 5 hours journeying time South Skye

WHAT TO EXPECT   A sea kayak trip on the Isle of Skye exploring the beautiful Sleat Peninsula - we use the Mallaig to Armadale ferry to travel over to the Isle of Skye for a day of sea kayaking at a location on South Skye, we then return to Arisaig on the ferry at the end of the day. The trip is designed to make a sea kayak day out on Skye accessible for those staying around Mallaig, Arisaig or Fort William. As an alternate option you could meet us at Armadale on the Isle of Skye.

This trip runs on request from April to September.

HOW OUR TRIPS WORK  Kayak on Skye and explore wild coastline.

  • Look for Seals, Otters and White tailed Eagles whilst exploring the Beautiful Sleat peninsula.
  • Our guides choose the journey from a number of excellent locations in South Skye.
  • Join this trip with an Arisaig day trip to make for a great 2 day sea kayak experience.
  • Suitable for beginners or experienced paddlers.
  • Meet in Arisaig or Armadale on the Isle of Skye.

TRIP OPTIONS  Day trip | Arisaig 08.30 - 18.00, Armadale 10.30 - 16.30 | £85 Adult | £55 under 16 (min age 12)

This trip runs on request, please get in touch if you are interested in booking this trip. Pricing above is based on a group of at least 4 (minimum charge for this trip - £340).

Scroll down to read more about our Isle of Skye trips. 

STORY

Shown as a guide, each trip has its own story, plans are always open to change.

*OTTER - The Otter swam in front of me. We played a little game. I paddled when it was swimming, frozen when it surfaced. The black beads of its eyes seeing a haze of shapes where kayaker and kayak ought to be. Twice it surfaced with a fish and once with a crab; the crunching of the shell carrying as an audible portal into the Otters realm. This continued for some time until I was a few hundred metres from where I intended to be – guided with such purpose by the Otter, transfixed by its flow and rhythm.

SEA KAYAK TRIP *OTTER

| Explore by sea kayak

See - Seals, Eagles and Otters

| Location - Sleat peninsula

DATES AND PRICES

Runs on request from April to September. This is a bespoke trip, pricing below applies to 4 or more people, it is possible to run the trip for groups smaller than 4 but the minimum charge for this trip is £340.

Day trip | 08.30 - 18.00 (Skye 10.30 - 16.30) | £85 Adult | £55 under 16

START AND FINISH

Two options: Either meet at Arisaig sea kayak centre, Arisaig village, PH39 4NH at 08.30 or at Armadale ferry terminal, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RQ at 10.30. Finish times are 18.00 Arisaig or 16.30 Armadale. Or alternatively we could meet at Broadford or any other location near the Sleat peninsula and the trip could have custom timings, please ask.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As this trip is bespoke we can potentially cater for any group size on this trip.

No - you have to bring your own lunch, there is a shop next to our base if you need to buy food.

We don't publish a set route for any of our trips. The guide will choose a location that suits the conditions on the day and the experience and needs of the group - this is the safest and best way to operate sea kayak trips in Scotland.

No - our trips are suitable for beginners, sea kayaking is easy to pick up and beginners can complete a decent journey on their first time in a sea kayak. All of our trips are about journeying - we don't practice skills in a static location or run overly long briefings for beginners - we learn on the move and enjoy the freedom that sea kayaking offers.

Sea kayaking is similar in intensity to walking - its is moderate aerobic exercise involving lots of different muscle groups but mainly the muscles of the torso and upper body. It places a light but repetitive load on these muscles - you don't need to have big muscles but you do need to be capable of sustaining a moderate level of physical effort. If you don't do any exercise, don't enjoy physical effort or have a very low level of fitness then you may find sea kayaking challenging. The most important thing to note is that we are here to enjoy the journey - we'll take plenty of breaks and paddle at an achievable pace.

Although our trips are primarily about guided experiences, you will also learn some skills as part of the journey. A lot of learning about sea kayaking comes from experience and is best done as individuals on the move and in context. We won't spend time on long instructional briefings or static group skills practice but will give you little hints and tips on the journey to make it easier for you and suggest improvements to your technique as we go along.

The weather on the West coast of Scotland can vary through the course of the season and from area to area - Scottish islands and coastline can see dramatically better weather and more sunshine than more mountainous areas inland. The wind speed and sea state are the primary factors that affect whether we will run the trip - if the conditions are dangerous then we will cancel and you won't be charged (any deposit paid will be refunded), we can try and re-schedule if possible. You should note that it is very rare that we have to cancel trips. For full terms and conditions see the link below. You can read more about the weather/cancellation/booking on our FAQ page.

We can provide all specialist sea kayaking kit. You'll need to wear the right type of clothes for a more comfortable trip, full details are given in a kit list when you book a trip or if you'd like to read a kit list now then see this -  kit list

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Full terms and conditions regarding booking our trips can be read here.

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