ICONIC SCOTLAND - SEA KAYAK AND WILD CAMP ISLE OF SKYE
3 day expedition Isle of Skye Wild camp
The Isle of Skye really needs no introduction - look at a map of the West coast and the jagged fingers of the Isle of Skye stand out a mile - I don’t know about you, but to us it just looks so inviting to explore with a sea kayak! This trip lets you do that with only taking a single day off work - return to the office on Tuesday morning with an epic story of a Wilderness found.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A 3 day expedition exploring remote sea Lochs on the Isle of Skye, the perfect journey if you have some sea kayak expedition experience and are wanting to test your skills.
- Journey in Loch Bracadale - home to towering sea stacks, sea caves and remote uninhabited islands.
- Watch the sun go down from our wild camp on an uninhabited island.
- Look for White Tailed Eagles taking off from the cliffs above.
- Improve your sea kayaking skills and experience whilst journeying through some challenging waters.
3 Days | £345 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.
*FINDING REMOTE - It’s a short drive from Arisaig to the ferry to the Isle of Skye. We’ll make a short journey on Skye to our kayaking location - primarily Loch Bracadale but potentially other places depending on conditions. The day will be spent journeying in sea kayaks along remote coastline - doing exactly what a sea kayak was made for! We’ll choose to camp somewhere amazing - the uninhabited islands in Loch Bracadale are just made for this, imagine having our own private island for the night.
DAY ONE *FINDING REMOTE
| Meet Arisaig/Mallaig at 09.00, or Broadford on Skye at 10.45 (or an optional Fort William at 08.00 - by request only, not guaranteed on all trips)
| Sea kayak - Loch Bracadale
| 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. We’ll reverse our route home - we can wave goodbye to the Isle of Skye from the ferry, until next time that is.
DAY TWO AND THREE *WAKE UP IN THE WILD
| Explore by sea kayak
| Trip ends - Broadford 16.00, Arisaig 18.00 (or an optional Fort William at 19.00 - by request only, not guaranteed on all trips).
DATES AND PRICES
£345 per person, includes guiding, equipment and food
For this trip we will be wild camping for one night - Skye offers some fantastic options for this and we can usually find ourselves on an uninhabited island or above a remote beach.
Includes meals - lunch on day one through to lunch on day 2. We can accommodate any dietary requirements if notified in advance.
START AND FINISH
Meet at Arisaig at 09.00, or Broadford on Skye at 10.45 (or an optional Fort William at 08.00 - by request only, not guaranteed on all trips). Finish at 16.00 Broadford, 18.00 Arisaig (or 19.00 Fort William - as before).
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 blue - you will enjoy the trip the most if you have some recent sea kayak expedition experience, this trip is not suitable for beginners. 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.