Loch Linnhe is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. A great place for sea kayaking; sheltered and easily accessible from Glencoe and Fort William yet wild and beautiful.
The Loch has loads of places to begin a sea kayaking day trip and has lots of accommodation and services available in the villages surrounding the Loch: Glencoe, Ballachulish, Onich and Fort William. Its a great place for a quick sea kayaking trip whilst touring the Highlands or staying in Glencoe. The Loch also has stretches of more remote coastline - much of the Western side of Loch Linnhe is very wild and beautiful with great views back to Glencoe. It also offers a rare opportunity to see the top of Ben Nevis from a sea kayak.
Otters are one of the wildlife highlights of sea kayaking on Loch Linnhe. The usual rules apply; keep quiet and group sizes small and you stand a good chance of seeing one.
Porpoises can also be seen in the Loch. There are also groups of Common Seals if you know where to look.
White Tailed Eagles nest along Loch Linnhe.
Highlighted Trip: Lismore and Castle Stalker
This trip sets off from opposite Eilean Shuna and explores the area around Castle Stalker and the north end of lismore. We can run this trip as a guided day trip.
Castle Stalker is a fine place to visit by sea kayak - built in the 13th century and now a private home (open for limited tours). Further on from Castle Stalker - the North end of lismore is a maze of small islands, with Otters and Seals commonly seen here. Port Appin makes an interesting stop - look out for the natural arch south of here. On a clear day this section of the Loch affords fantastic views north to the mountains of Lochaber and south towards Mull and Oban.