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CLASSIC ARISAIG - SEA KAYAK AND WILD CAMP ARISAIG

2, 3 or 4 day expedition Arisaig Wild camp

WHAT TO EXPECT   This trip lets you get a taste for what sea kayaking on the West coast of Scotland is all about. There is some stunning coastline around Arisaig and its best experienced when we venture out for more than a single day. This two, three or four day sea kayak adventure allows you to experience wild camping, exploring the coast by sea kayak and gives lots of opportunity to spot wildlife and learn new skills, its also perfectly suitable as a beginner sea kayak weekend.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS   A two, three or four day kayak expedition exploring the classic Arisaig coastline, suitable for beginners.

  • Explore small islands, white sand beaches and hidden bays.
  • Watch the sun go down from our wild camp on the Arisaig coast.
  • See Seals from the seat of your kayak.
  • Learn essential sea kayaking and expedition skills.

DATES AND PRICES 2, 3 or 4 Days | £230/£345/£440 per person | food included | scroll down for full details. 

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STORY

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

*TAKING TIME OUT - The slow glide of the sea kayak between the small islands created a sense of passage; of moving perceptively between island and channel, between kayak and land and between the challenge of the present and the challenge of modern life. The time taken to paddle between islands became irrelevant as time warped and moulded around the sights and sounds of the ocean: There was no rush here, no schedule and no distraction aside from the Common Seals that would bob up and down alongside the kayaks, curious as ever.

The camp that evening was on a small piece of Machair; a unique West coast habitat found above beaches. The Machair lay above a small cove, hidden from view, and was carpeted with wildflowers. We let the evening pass with no sense of having to do anything other than simply enjoy being there; in that wild place with new friends, a place we had worked together to reach, a place we had earned.

DAY ONE *TAKING TIME OUT

| Meet Arisaig at 09.30

| Sea kayak - Sound of Arisaig

| Stay - Wild camp

*WAKE UP IN THE WILD - We’ll wake in a beautiful, wild setting. Breakfast and packing up the boats won’t be rushed - we’ll spend time just savouring the experience of being here. Once on the water we’ll explore some more before heading back.

DAY TWO *WAKE UP IN THE WILD

Explore by sea kayak

| Trip ends - Arisaig 17.00

DATES AND PRICES   £230 per person 2 day trip, £345 3 day trip, £440 4 day trip, includes guiding, equipment and food

ACCOMMODATION   For this trip we will be wild camping for one, two or three nights - Arisaig offers some fantastic options for this and we can usually find ourselves above a remote beach.

FOOD   Includes meals - lunch on day one through to lunch on day 2 (or 3, 4). We can accommodate any dietary requirements if notified in advance.

START AND FINISH   Meet at Arisaig at 09.30, Finish at 17.00 Arisaig.

LOCATION 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Up to 10 people.

Individuals, couples or small groups of friends.

No - this trip is graded green and is suitable for any level of experience - beginners to advanced.

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. We'll help you develop your knowledge and sea kayak handling skill throughout he 2 days but also allow plenty of time simply to enjoy the journey and the experience of sea kayaking.

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 will seek out a more sheltered part of the Arisaig coast to run the trip. 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.

Midges are most active during mid summer, it only takes a light breeze or direct sunlight to keep them away and they don't venture out onto the sea, so they are not really a thing to worry about on sea kayak trips. We rarely experience problems with midges on sea kayak trips but they can be present in mid-summer in still and overcast conditions.

We can provide all specialist sea kayaking and camping 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.

OTHER TRIPS TO CONSIDER   

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