The sea kayaking Raasay trip is a journey taking a small group around the isle of Raasay. At very good weather conditions a circumnavigation of Rona is also possible. First of all the kayaking tour will start at Sconser in the Isle of Skye, where the meeting point is. After packing the sea kayaks the group will set off to paddle across to Raasay. The first day will take the group up the coast of the Isle of Raasay and along the beautiful rocky cliffs along its coast. There will also be the possibility to spot some porpoises. Because of the sheltered position of Raasay you can quite often see these sea mammals. What the group will do on the second day depends on the weather, so that we can stay flexible.
Both the west and east coast of Raasay have some amazing coastlines with sea cliffs, small islands and a waterfall that goes straight into the sea at the South-eastern end of the island. You also might be lucky and see some wildlife of the area like seals, otters, sea eagles and porpoises.
Sea Kayaking Raasay Tour
The food we provide is mostly fresh, because we like to make sure that every aspect of the sea kayaking tour is enjoyable. With a good weather forecast we also offer a barbecue. Every morning we offer freshly made cappuccino or loose leaf tea. We can also make egg rolls or you can have a more simple breakfast, if you choose so. The last day should be a little shorted with no more than 20km to paddle and should make our way back to Sconser in a manageable time.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Medium Group
We are starting at Sconser to circumnavigate Raasay and maybe Rona. There are some smaller islands in the area which might be visited during the trip too. This is a combination of some of the best classic sea kayaking trips in the Scottish Isles and will leave a lasting memory. Some of the smaller islands around Raasay are a real gem. This coastline is generally more sheltered than the west coast of Skye. Even when strong westerly winds are forecast you can avoid most of it by hiding at the east side of Raasay, which has some smaller sea caves and waterfalls to explore.
This is as good as it gets, as far as sea kayaking around the Skye area goes. Raasay has again a lot of wildlife to offer. There is a golden eagle at the south end of the island which has been spotted on most of our Raasay trips. There are only a few people living at the smaller islands to the south of Raasay are very remote and wild. You can say the same about the northern end of Raasay and Rona. You also have some waterfalls going straight into the sea and a few caves on the east side of the island of Raasay.
- Qualified Sea Kayaking Coach
- Fibreglass sea kayaks (limited amount available)
- High quality Werner sea kayak paddles
- Buoyancy aid
- Sleeping mat
- Friendly, relaxing and professional environment
- Limited transportation to the start
On this trip the group will be out wild camping for both nights. There are some fantastic places to camp at the north end of Raasay and in Rona.
- Friendly, experienced and professional sea kayaking instructor who knows are area like the back of his hand
- Most other sea kayaking providers would provide plastic kayaks. Our sea kayaks are high quality fibreglass boats, which are designed for expedition use and have huge loading spaces.
- All our paddles are high quality Werner or Lendal paddles with carbon fibre shafts.
- We replace our tents every 2-3 years. Most other providers would run their tents into the ground
- Our sleeping mats are mostly Therm-a-Rest NeoAir. You can’t beat a good night sleep.
- We also offer sleeping bags and liners.
- Food is all included so you don’t need to worry about organising that.
- All food is fresh.
Yes, we would advise a good tent that stands up to wind and rain though. After all it’s Scotland.
A summer sleeping bag should be OK for July and August. You may need a 3 season bag for the rest of the season. Best to check the weather forecast before you go… if you can.