Sea kayaking Summer Isles

Sea Kayaking Summer Isles

from £230.00

The Summer Isles are some remote islands near the idyllic harbour town of Ullapool. On this 2 day sea kayaking Summer Isles trip you will discover some scenic islands with a rugged coastline and some great wildlife. On all sea kayaking tours you will be able to explore some of the most remote areas in the country. We also provide you with more and better quality kit than everyone else out there. Each island around the Summer Isle have their own little gem. There are many sea cliffs and some caves you can paddle into. The Summer Isle are a bit sheltered, therefore you should be able to spot seals, porpoises or whales, due to the sheltered location of the islands.

Sea Kayaking Tour Summer Isles

On the first day of the sea kayaking Summer Isles trip you will paddle along some beautiful islands. On Tanera More, the largest of the Summer Isles, is the old post office where you can enjoy a nice cuppa and home made cake. All money take in by the old post office is going to charity. Tanera Beag, the smaller neighbour is an uninhabited island with some beautiful caves at the south side. There are many great camping spots. One of the more favourite ones we use is at a nice beach on Isle Ristol. The second day should see some more sea kayaking and if the weather allows a trip to the sea cliffs near Reiff.

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. There is still plenty to see on the final day and the scenery might change on the way. The sea kayaking Summer Isles trip should be finished my mid afternoon.

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  • Reviews 1 Review
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided Tour
  • Activity Level Moderate
    3/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    6
All about the Sea Kayaking Summer Isles.

The Summer Isles near Ullapool are some very pretty and remote islands. They are most certainly best explored by sea kayak, since you can explore the smaller isles and pop in and out of some of the caves and the natural arch. There is also plenty of wildlife to watch. The summer Isles has some great bird colonies which can be found on Priest Island.

There is also plenty of life on the water. You will be able to spot sea birds like gillemots, shags and other floating feathers. If you are lucky you might even get to see porpoises or a whale.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Qualified Sea Kayaking Coach
  • Fibreglass sea kayaks (limited amount available)
  • High quality Werner sea kayak paddles
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Cagoule
  • Tent
  • Sleeping mat
  • Food
  • Friendly, relaxing and professional environment
  • Limited transportation to the start
  1. Day 1 The Journey Begins

    Meet at Ullapool and drive to location (ideally Achiltibuie area), load the kayaks and paddle between 10 and 20km exploring the Summer Isles. If the weather allows it, paddle over to Priest Island. Find a remote island to wild camp, pitch the tents and cook dinner.

  2. Day 2 The Journey Continues

    After an early-ish breakfast explore some more of the Summer Isles and finish off in the afternoon.

Camping

On our 2 day sea kayaking journey we will always go wild camping somewhere along the coast in or near the Summer Isle or Achiltibuie.

Why Us?What we offer beyond the norm!
  • 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.

It’s not essential for this trip but it would help.

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.

Overall Rating
5/5
Ben
Reviewed On 12/10/2017
5/5

An excellent few days exploring some of the wild uninhabited Summer Isles in North-West Scotland. I would strongly recommend Andreas / the Unexplored Scotland team for safety, good kit, leading some fantastic days kayaking and seeing some hidden gems in the remoter parts of Scotland. I call it wild glamping because Andreas put on a feast each day and we camped in relative luxury given the wilderness! Andreas is also full of interesting local facts about the history of the area and understanding of how the Highlands of Scotland are managed.

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