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Imagine kayaking along untouched coastlines, camping on remote Islands and beaches in Scotland, or the Arctic Lofoten islands or the warm waters of the Dalmatian islands of Croatia or being right there amidst the wildlife of Canada.
All of our trip descriptions on this page will hopefully give you a flavour of what is surely the most unique wilderness activity in Scotland allowing you to paddle away from it all and get closer to wildlife in a quiet, peaceful gliding kayak.
Much of what we do is aimed at beginners or entry level paddlers kayaking on our expeditions in the most sheltered area of the North West coast of Scotland. For those of you with a little more paddle experience there are also some longer, more challenging expeditions to join as we head overseas to paddle in Croatia, Canada and Arctic Norway.
Our sea kayak experiences are particularly popular with groups of friends and families who enjoy a shared experience allowing for a great adventure holiday and quality time together. We know how expensive it is for families to share a holiday together so, if you are a family of 4 or more, we give you a 10% reduction on the prices shown here. And we never increase pricing during school holiday periods.
Our Trips are designed on the whole for beginner and intermediate paddlers and are progressive so as to allow you to develop your kayak experience with us starting with taster half days, weekend intros and beginner expedition adventure holidays leading on to intermediate Scottish and overseas expeditions. Or .. if you are attracted by our overseas trips and want to join these with minimal experience then we can achieve this for you in a double kayak allowing younger, older or less experienced beginners access to every event we run.
Most trips have three price levels to suit all needs:
‘Trip Only’ - you look after your own food and accommodation except on overnight camps where we feed you as part of you trip price. The Applecross campsite is a great on this option.
‘Full Inclusive Guest House’ - just turn up and we’ll look after you entirely. Enjoy local, homemade, fresh food and the comforts of the guest house where you can discuss the day in front of the fire!
'Applecross Hartfield House Hostel' - Stay in the old hunting lodge in Applecross Glen. Shared and private rooms available as well as self cater facilities or opt in to meals.
All trip prices include your instructor/guide, equipment and local transport.
Mountain and Sea Guides ensures that all trips have no negative impact on the local environment. As well as learning to kayak we pride ourselves on providing sustainable tourism so we can maintain the beauty of the highlands, islands and all of the other areas we visit.
For those who want to experience kayaking for the first time and get to a wild camp, try our three day intro with basic skills and an extra day allowing for an overnight kayak camp at one of the beautiful local beaches or islands
Level: Beginner - no experience needed or early intermediate/improver paddlers
Right on our doorstep the hidden beauty of Raasay and Rona: Five days out in the wilderness circumnavigating the Inner Sound Islands.
Level: For single seat kayak: Intermediate paddlers with 3 star level skills (no certificate required) -or- Using a full sized tandem kayak: anyone with reasonable fitness but minimal paddle experience
4 days exploring the great sea lochs, cliffs, caves & headlands of the Misty Isle from a campsite base, mobile each day
Level: Advanced Beginner or basic intermediate. Individuals need to have gained the core paddle skills namely forward & reverse sweep, combination stroke, stop & reverse, stern rudder, low brace recovery.
Discover the magic of Loch Hourn and Knoydart & the magical Sandaig islands: recap skills and get straight out on a 3 day expedition.
Level: Advanced beginner/ Early intermediate
Wildlife is in abundance on our week long expedition surrounded by Orca Whales, Eagles, Sea Lions on Canada's Pacific west coast.
Level: Intermediate paddler - must have BCU 3 star skill level (No certificate required) for a single kayak or a double can be used for beginners with 2 star experience.
A 5 day paddling expedition amidst spectacular mountain scenery and 24 hour daylight.
Level: Intermediate paddler - must be 3 star skill level (No certificate required) for a single kayak or a double can be used for beginners with 2 star experience.
Late season warm water paddling
Level: Basic kayaker to intermediate, turn up fit and ready to paddle for 5 days.