Skye Discovery

Skye Discovery

from £560.00

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.

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  • Reviews 1 Review
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided Tour
  • Activity Level Challenging
    5/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    6
All about the Skye Discovery.

The Discover Skye trip is a multi day trip at the Isle of Skye. Since the Isle of Skye is a large island you can always find some sheltered area even if the weather is  kicking up some waves somewhere else. There are many beautiful areas around the island like Raasay, the Cuillins, the Trotternish peninsular at the north of Skye  and Waternish with it’s huge sea cliffs.

This 5 day sea kayaking trip  is for people who have already some or little experience in kayaking, since you will spend 5 days in a kayak. This will be a trip you will never forget. Alternatively you can consider the 2 Day Sea Kayaking Trip in Skye.

The Isle of Skye is well known for its rugged coast and scenic views. It certainly is a popular place for hillwalkers and sea kayakers alike. The weather can sometimes be a wee bit of a challenge. However, it is a big island and there is always some place where you can hide from the strong westerlies.

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. Day1 The Journey Begins

    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 late afternoon we set up a camp and get cooking.

  2. Day 2-4 The Journey

    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 camp fire.

  3. Day 5 Getting Back

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

Camping

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.

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 is very much recommended to have previous kayaking experience since we may cover up to 30km per day for the majority of the trip.

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
Mark G
Reviewed On 14/07/2012
5/5

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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21st July 2018 - 25th July 2018
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£560.00
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1st September 2018 - 5th September 2018
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£560.00
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13th October 2018 - 17th October 2018
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