Enjoy wonderful scenery and an amazing kayaking adventure on your 2 1/2 hour paddle around Gairloch. With all kayaking equipment provided, along with a knowledgeable local kayak guide, your will journey through the clear waters of the bay in search of seals, otters and the wildlife of the shoreline ... More info ›
Enjoy wonderful scenery and an amazing kayaking adventure on your 2 1/2 hour paddle around Gairloch. With all kayaking equipment provided, along with a knowledgeable local kayak guide, your will journey through the clear waters of the bay in search of seals, otters and the wildlife of the shoreline. After launching you will find out how easy it is to paddle safely around the sheltered waters of Gairloch bay and your guide will inform you about the wildlife and culture of the Highlands throughout your trip.
Depending on the wind and tide we have different launch points around the bay. Sea kayaking is a quiet way to enjoy the coastline and get the opportunity to observe wildlife. If you have done a little kayaking before then talk to us about a more adventurous journey. All guides carry full set of safety equipment, radios and first aid kits. We keep group sizes small to make sure everyone has the best of times.
You will be met at the start of your experience by your guide who will have a selection of boats for people of a variety of sizes. Once the activity disclaimer is signed the trip will begin. All the equipment you need is provided including sea kayaks, buoyancy aids, spray decks, paddles etc. All you need to bring is a waterproof, some snacks and a sense of adventure.
The first 30 minutes of your experience will involve preparation by being fitted up for the equipment and making sure your will be comfortable on the water. A full safety briefing is given before we launch.
After launching will cover some basic skills training and you will find out how easy it is to paddle safely around the sheltered waters of Gairloch Bay. Your local guide will then take you o a journey around the bay in search of local wildlife. As they paddle the area regularly they know the best places to spot wildlife.
Seals regularly follow our kayaks as we paddle around the bay and we may visit the bays of Badacro or Shieldag or the sands of Gairloch beach depending on the weather. There is an ancient heronry to paddle past and if the seabirds are nesting you may have the opportunity to see terns and other seabirds. Along the shoreline, we will look at the harvest of the sea and see what can be collected as edible goodies.
At the end of your experience you will paddle back to the start of the event and take off your safety equipment before heading back to your vehicles.
We want you to enjoy a relaxed paddle and will choose a venue for depending on your experience, local tides and the anticipated weather conditions. So depending on the wind and tide we have different launch points around the bay. Call the day before to confirm launch point.
If you are on the NC500 route and fancy a break then a day or half days kayaking will give you another side of Scotland’s beautiful coastline. Whether you are taking to the sea for the first time or you want to be shown around the area by an experienced local guide, book a trip with us. We regularly spot seals, otters, white tailed eagles, skuas and have gannets diving around our boats. Let us take you safely for a Sea Kayaking Adventure.
Small groups only.