Top Location for Sea Kayaking

Raasay (Scottish Gaelic: Ratharsair) is an island between the Isle of Skye and the mainland of Scotland. It is separated from Skye by the Sound of Raasay and from Applecross by the Inner Sound. It is most famous for being the birthplace of the poet Sorley MacLean, an important figure in the Scottish literary renaissance.

Traditionally the home of Clan MacSween, the island was ruled by the MacLeods from the 15th to the 19th century. Subsequently, a series of private landlords held title to the island, which is now largely in public ownership. Raasay House, which was visited by James Boswell and Samuel Johnson in 1773, is now an outdoor activity centre. Raasay means "Isle of the Roe Deer" and is home to an endemic subspecies of Bank Vole. The current Chief of the Island is Roderick John Macleod of Raasay.

Raasay is ideal for sea kayaking trips with good locations to land and some very nice and remote places to camp at. There are also many beautiful low level walks on the island with one hill called Dùn Caan.

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Best Season:May, June, July, August, September
Popular Location: Raasay, Rona

Raasay Tours

Enjoy the wild islands of Raasay and Rona
Raasay Rover sea kayaking

    Raasay Rover

    3 Days

    The Raasay Rover sea kayaking trip is a journey taking a small group around the isle of Raasay. At very goo weather conditions a circumnavigation of Rona is also possible. Can't find the right date or trip? Simply ...

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    Sea kayaking Skye

      Skye Discovery

      5 Days

      This is our ultimate sea kayaking journey and our most popular 5 day trip. The journey may be anywhere along the Skye coast and can also get you to Raasay and Applecross of some occasion. The trip however depends ...

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        Personalised Service

        1-12 Days

        With Unexplored Scotland you can get your own instructor who can then provide a trailor made trip or course for you. Can't find the right date or trip? Simply contact us and we will try our best to organise ...

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