Sea Kayaking in Ardnamurchan

Sea Kayaking

There are few delights to compare with exploring Ardnamurchan by Sea-kayak; you can be surrounded by dolphins leaping and playing, or glimpse a sea-eagle soaring above or hear the splash as yet another seal disappears and pops up behind you!

The scenery and wildlife are here all year round, and some of the best weather for Sea-kayaking is outside the main summer season so, whatever your level of skill, there plenty of paddling opportunities; open crossings to remote headlands and islands, visiting rocky outcrops and sandy beaches or just exploring in the shelter of sea lochs.

To the south of the Ardnamurchan Peninsular, Loch Sunart provides the main waterway leading past the islands of Carna, Riga and Oronsay towards more open water and across to Mull (mind the ferries) and across to Coll or Tiree (mind the tides and weather too!)

On the north of the peninsular you are in the Sound of Arisaig; the home of white beaches and the Small Isles. Many of the white beaches are described as 'singing sands' because . . . you will need to visit one to find out! The Small Isles of Muck, Eigg, Rhum and Canna are a more serious undertaking, although from almost anywhere on the north of the Ardnamurchan peninsular they make the most fabulous backdrop as you discover what lies around the next headland . . .

For the less experienced, please use careful planning, good knowledge and skill, or better still, make sure you have a qualified guide as part of your group as it takes only a few minutes for conditions to change rapidly, and here at the most western fringe of mainland UK, this is particularly so.

A brief introduction to our area, such as this, cannot tell you exactly where to go and what to do as the options are many and your skills and the weather will determine where you paddle.

So whether you come to stay with us, or ask us to guide or teach you, be assured you will be Sea-kayaking in one of the most stunning and accessible areas the West Coast of Scotland has to offer.