Who is this trip suitable for?
A Sea Kayak Skye trip is ideal for the paddlers with some experience who are looking to be coached on how to deal with more challenging conditions and improve their skills.
Sea Kayak Skye is suitable for people who have at least 2-3 days sea kayaking experience. The minimum age is 15 years and U18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What does an Sea Kayak Skye trip involve?
We paddle along slightly more committing coastlines on the Isle of Skye as well as look at your personal paddling skills to enable to you to comfortably enjoy the journey.
Of course, the main emphasis is on enjoyment and exploring stunning coastal scenery and we’re lucky to have some fantastic venues to choose from. This could include some of the following locations on the Isle of Skye: Loch Alsh, Sleat peninsular, Scalpay, Pabbay, Elgol and Loch Coruisk. The venues we choose very much depends on the weather and the paddling experience of the group.
If you have a specific venue you would like to paddle at, why not consider one of our privately guided sessions. Get in touch with us for more details.
Meeting and greeting
The trip starts with introductions and a briefing. It’s good for us to get to know a bit about you and to find out more about your experience and where you’ve paddled previously. We’d also like to find out what you’re hoping to get out of your time out on the water and it’s chance for you to find out a bit more about us too. Details about when and where to meet will be emailed to you together with your booking confirmation.
Getting ready – kit and equipment
When you book your trip we ask you for size information on the booking form … this is to help us provide the right size kit and equipment. If you have your own kit and equipment you may use that if you wish. There’s more information about what we provide and what you need to bring with you on our FAQs page.
Out onto the water
After some final safety briefings we’ll head out onto the water. All of our instructors are extremely experienced so they will be able to quickly gauge what to teach you based on the weather and sea conditions on the day. The sessions will be a good balance of skills and coastal exploration. We usually have a short break for ‘elevenses’ and then another stop at lunchtime.
After lunch we continue our journey, consolidating skills and techniques learned during the morning. At the end of the session we conclude with a debrief, give advice on how to take your kayaking to the next level, and we welcome your feedback.