The cliffs of Hermaness on Unst in Shetland are an incredible place. Home to over 100 000 seabirds in the breeding season.
Our lead guide Mike paddled around the Shetland mainland in 2014, this is some video footage from that trip.
DATES AND PRICES
£940/ person/ 10 day trip
16th - 25th June
Accommodation not included and will be a mix of wild camping and hostel accommodation.
Price includes all food during the trip.
You should be comfortable handling a sea kayak in a range of conditions, confident paddling in force 4 winds and 1m waves is very useful as well as experience of paddling at least 20km in day. If you have your BCU 3 star or 4 star sea (or equivalent experience) then you will get the most from this trip. If you are unsure then get in touch and we can advise further.
Contact us for a copy of the detailed trip dossier containing a sample itinerary and all important information.
DAY ONE: We will travel up to Orkney from Arisaig, crossing the dramatic Pentland Firth to reach South Ronaldsay, we'll then drive on past Orkney's rich archaeological heritage to our accommodation in the village of Birsay.
DAYS TWO TO FOUR: 4 days to explore the best sea kayaking Orkney has to offer. Favourite day trips include the island of Copinsay - home to thousands of Grey Seals and Puffins. The East mainland is another highlight with dramatic caves and arches. The exposed West coast offers many excellent trips with towering sea stacks and beautiful beaches to explore.
DAY FIVE TO NINE: We arrive on Shetland on the morning of day 5 - we then have 4 full days to explore the Shetland Isles, either setting off on an expedition or running day trips from a base on the islands. The plan is to remain flexible to take full advantage of the conditions and to get the most from our time on the islands.
DAY TEN: We return to mainland Scotland and head home.