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2 day explore Arisaig Your choice

WHAT TO EXPECT   This sea kayaking course is designed to help those who have some kayaking experience and want to really start to develop their skills and knowledge. The Arisaig coastline offers some classic longer day trips that we can tackle or we have plenty of scope to introduce you to rougher water or more advanced skills and knowledge. We will offer sea kayak coaching on an individual basis to help you build sea kayaking confidence and skill.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS   A 2 day intermediate sea kayaking course, based on 2 consecutive day trips in the Arisaig area.

  • Explore the Arisaig coast on more advanced journeys.
  • Choose accommodation that suits you - hotel, B&B, hostel or camp.
  • A great way to prepare yourself for more advanced trips.
  • Build on your existing skills and develop your sea kayaking knowledge. 



This trip can also be run as a private trip if you have a group of 4 or more.

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

*BUILDING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE - We'll take some time to establish the needs of the group and set out a plan for the weekend. The focus will be on having a good time sea kayaking but also finding challenges and situations that will help you develop as a sea kayaker. We'll keep a careful eye on conditions and combined with our local knowledge we will be able to find some excellent places to paddle.

We'll spend both days journeying in the Arisaig area - there are loads of possibilities for intermediate paddlers and we could take on longer journeys such as a circumnavigation of Eilean Shona. Over the course of these journeys we'll tackle challenges as they arise, offering coaching to help you build on existing skills and learn new things on the way. If you are thinking about doing any longer or higher graded guided trips or would like to progress to owning your own kayak then this course would form valuable preparation.


| Meet Arisaig at 09.30

Sea kayak journey - Arisaig Coasltine

Stay - accomodation of your choice



This trip can also be run as a private trip if you have a group of 4 or more.


No accommodation is included, we are next to the Arisaig Hotel or there are B&B's, campsites or hostels nearby, see this link for a listing - accommodation around Arisaig.


No food is included - make sure you bring some lunch, there is a shop in Arisaig.


Meet at Arisaig at 09.30, Finish at 16.30 Arisaig.



Up to 6 people.

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

Individuals, couples or small groups of friends.

This trip is graded blue. It is suitable for those who have some sea kayaking experience and wish to build their skills further or more advanced paddlers who want a weekend of paddling and coaching. This trip forms good practice/prep. before taking on one of our longer expeditions.

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 the trip - if the conditions are difficult then we won't go out on the sea or may do a shorter journey. If we can't go sea kayaking then we'll offer an alternative activity such as a coastal walk or indoor session on sea kayaking knowledge. You should note that it is very rare that we have to stay off the water on multi-day trips and the vast majority of trips run as planned. 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


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


Full list - Wilderness coast sea kayaking courses and holidays

Trip calendar - If you would prefer to view our trips listed by date then we have a full calendar view of our scheduled trips