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Skye Discovery – 5 Days Sea Kayaking

From: £560.00

This 5 day sea kayaking Skye tour at the misty Isle is a fantastic way to see some of the most amazing coastlines on Skye with lots of wild life.


The 5 day sea kayaking Skye trip is an adventurous sea kayaking journey we offer. This tour is for paddlers with a little experience, who like to explore far flung areas in Scotland. The tour will take you along the scenic coastline of Skye. 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. The wildlife around the Isle of Skye is arguably the most astonishing in Europe. The island is fairly sheltered, as a result you may spot porpoises, dolphins, otters, sea eagles or even pine martens. Because of the sheltered locations you should also see an abundance of harbour seals in the area. Furthermore the Isle of Skye has some of the most beautiful coastlines and sea cliffs in Scotland.

Sea Kayaking Skye

There are generally 3 different tours around Skye we offer. One is taking the group from Kyleakin up the mainland coast to Applecross, then across to the north of Raasay and then along the east coast of Skye back to Kyleakin. The other tour would start at Elgol. The group will then explore the area of Loch Scavaig and then paddle to Sleat, up the coast to Kylerea and then to Kyleakin. The third option is a tour in the north, starting in Portree and paddling around Trotternish. The choice of the tour depends on the weather and experience of the group.

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 make 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 Skye trip should be finished my mid afternoon.


On our 5-day sea kayaking journey, we will always go wild camping somewhere along the coast in or near the Isle of Skye. On request, we may try to aim for a camping site at one day.

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What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of the 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


Day 1
Meet up in Skye, load the kayaks and start paddling. This day will be just an easy paddle to get to know each other and to get used to the water. In the late afternoon, we set up a camp and get cooking.

Day 2-4
These days are according to weather conditions and the speed we can paddle in a group. We can stop any place we like for a wild camp and if the conditions allow a campfire.

Day 5
Make that a shorter day to wind down and get back to the cars.

Why Us?

What we offer beyond the norm!

At Unexplored Scotland, we always offer more and better quality kit than anyone else out there. Fibreglass kayaks and lighter paddles with carbon shafts are nicer to paddle than the usual plastic kayaks. Our MSR tents are always well looked after and the sleeping mats are the best available. After all, we want you to be comfortable while on our trips.

  Unexplored Scotland Most other Outdoor Providers
BCU Level 3 or higher Sea Kayak Instructor
Composite Sea Kayaks *
High-Quality paddles **
High-Quality Kayaking Equipment ***
High-Quality MSR Tents
Term a Rest sleeping Mats ****
Sleeping Bags and Liners
Therm a Rest camping chairs
Waterproof Cameras *****
Photo Sharing ******
Fresh Food

* Almost all outdoor providers in Scotland would only offer plastic sea kayaks. These are not nearly as nice to paddle and tend to have less room to make the trip more comfortable.

** Our paddles are a selection from Werner, Lendal and Palm.

*** All our buoyancy aids are tested every year. We provide Ortlieb 13L drybags and compression dry bags for sleeping bags.

**** All sleeping mats are Therm a Rest NeoAir XTherm or Venture inflatable mats.

***** We offer the use of a selection of Lumix and Fiji waterproof cameras.

****** We share all photos after the trip for free.

1 review for Skye Discovery – 5 Days Sea Kayaking

  1. Mark G

    This trip went ahead despite me being the only customer. The sea was calm and the wind was light helping us to make excellent progress on our journey from Elgol to Kyleakin. So much so that we arrived a day earlier than planned and carried on to Plockton for our final night. Excellent scenery and superb views of wildlife including close encounters with otter and basking shark made this an unforgettable trip. Thanks Andreas!

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