CLASSIC ARISAIG - SEA KAYAK AND WILD CAMP ARISAIG2 or 3 day expedition Arisaig Wild camp
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 2 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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A 2 day 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.
2 or 3 Days | £220/£330 per person | food included | scroll down for full details.
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.
*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.
DATES AND PRICES
April 15th - 16th | April 29th - 30th | May 20th - 21st | May 27th - 28th | June 3rd - 4th | June 24th - 25th | July 1st - 2nd | July 8th - 9th | July 15th - 16th | July 22nd - 23rd | July 29th - 30th | August 5th - 6th | August 13th - 14th | August 12th - 13th | August 19th - 20th | August 26th - 27th | September 2nd - 3rd | September 23rd - 24th
3 day trips (£330 per person) | 8th - 10th July | 19th - 21st August
£220 per person, includes guiding, equipment and food
For this trip we will be wild camping for one night - Arisaig offers some fantastic options for this and we can usually find ourselves above a remote beach.
Includes meals - lunch on day one through to lunch on day 2. We like to source local ingredients and cook tasty meals on our trips, often supplemented with wild ingredients and eaten in wild settings - Wild Food. We can accommodate any dietary requirements if notified in advance.
START AND FINISH
Meet at Arisaig at 09.30 (or an optional Fort William at 08.00), Finish at 17.00 Arisaig or (optional 18.00 Fort William).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What size of group?
Up to 6 people.
Who else will be on the trip?
Like minded adventurers, individuals, couples or small groups of friends.
Do I need sea kayaking experience?
This trip is graded green and is suitable for beginner with a basic level of fitness. full details of our trip grades can be found in the link - trip grading.
What will the weather be like?
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. This changeable nature makes the west coast landscape what it is - elemental and powerful. Scotland has a real feeling of drama and intrigue because of its weather. If we do experience stronger winds and rough seas then we will use an alternative sheltered location on the Isle of Skye.
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. We rarely experience problems with midges on sea kayak trips but in humid, still and overcast conditions they may be out.
What kit do I need to bring?
We can provide all camping kit and sea kayaking kit if needed. Please see the kit list for more info.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Full terms and conditions regarding booking our trips can be read here.