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Scotland - Sea Kayaking Around Scotland's Islands

Experience Sea Kayaking Along Scotland's Coastline, Around Islands and in Rivers


Kayaking off the island of Arran in Scotland

Kayaking in Brodick Bay off the island of Arran in Scotland

Arran Adventure Company
While sea kayaking in Scotland you could paddle along the mainland's coastline or explore inlets surrounding Scottish islands, such as Arran and Skye (where they make wonderful whisky). As you paddle look for otters and seals splashing in the water, and listen to the chatter of marine birds overhead as you pass the ruins of abbeys and castles.

You can take half-day, full-day and multi-day excursions. The types of trips vary, from kayaking in the sea all day and camping out a night, to spending nights in local lodging. When choosing a trip, ask about the skill level and endurance needed for more advanced excursions. You aren't an experienced kayaker? Many operators will spend part of a trip's first day giving you instructions.

Where to Find Kayaking Trips in Scotland

For more information about kayaking, canoeing and other water sports in Scotland contact:
VisitScotland watersports
If you want to explore the Scottish Isles, look at visiting Arran, an hour's ferry ride in the Firth of Clyde from the mainland. Arran Adventure Company will arrange everything from kayaking and abseiling to mountain biking and gorge walking.
Wilderness Scotland is an award-winning adventure travel and ecotourism company that specializes in small group adventure holidays in the Scottish Highlands and on the islands.
Loch Insh Watersports in Kincraig in Cairngorms National Park.
Ace the Whitewater Rafting Specialists in Aviemore in Cairngorms National Park.
Snowgoose Mountain Centre near Fort Williams in the Scottish Highlands.

Canoeing on Scotland's Lochs and Rivers

Canoe trips are popular on the lochs and in the rivers that flow through the astonishingly beautiful Scottish Highlands, as well as around some of the Scottish Isles. At many of the big lakes, from Loch Tay to Loch Lomond and Loch Ness, you can rent a canoe for a few hours or a day. Companies, such as Wilderness Scotland, also offer multi-day canoe trips on the rivers. To find out how, visit Canoeing in Scotland.

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