Sea Kayak Days

SEA KAYAKING DAYS

This is the perfect place to enjoy sea kayaking for the first time or to improve your skills.   Explore the sheltered sea lochs of Loch A Chadh-Fi and Loch Laxford, see John Ridgway’s 1966 Atlantic rowing boat and end the day with hot showers and home baking.

Your sea kayaking day.

If you are new to kayaking, we will help you to learn skills to paddle your own kayak around the sheltered sea loch, with its islands, birdlife and seals. Stopping at a remote beach for lunch and exploring further in the afternoon.

For those with more experience, we venture further, exploring the fjord-like Loch Laxford open to the Atlantic, with many rocky bays, islands, sea cliffs and pebbly beaches.

Our sea kayaking days are from 10am to 4.30pm and only by prior arrangement.

Hear about how people lived in the past and how crofters live today around the sea loch, a remote fringe of Europe. Learn about our different seaweeds, shellfish and sea birds, all with stunning mountain views of Ben Stack, Arkle and Foinaven as your backdrop.

If you wish, it is possible to paddle to Ardmore, the remote crofting township where the Ridgway’s have lived for over 50 years, to view John Ridgway’s Atlantic Rowing boat that he rowed across the north Atlantic with Chay Blyth in 1966 and Rebecca Ridgway’s kayak that she paddled becoming the first woman to kayak round Cape Horn in 1992.

We paddle back to the adventure school for tea and home baking.

Sea kayaking days are led by our experienced guides. Their skills and knowledge will ensure your safety while allowing you to enjoy the activities and the natural beauty of our remote wilderness environment. All specialist and safety equipment is provided.

Covid-19 (3 July 2020 onwards)

We are restricting our sea kayaking days to a maximum of six people from one ‘household’ with one instructor, and a maximum of two groups per day with a 30 minute staggered start time and independent facilities. We are closely following guidance from the Scottish Canoe Association and have risk assessments and procedures in place to limit the risk to you and our staff team. Rebecca and your instructor can tell you more.

You’ll be met by your instructor at 10am (or 10.30am) at our car park. We aim to have you back to your car at 4.30pm (or 5pm) after a cup of tea and home baking. Unfortunately we are unable to offer showers this summer.

To book and prices

Please telephone or email Rebecca in advance to check availability. Our sea kayaking days are ‘pay on the day’ and there is no penalty should you need to cancel for Covid-19 related reasons.

Adults£80pp
8-15 year olds£55pp

We had an excellent day… it will prove to have been the highlight of our two-week holiday…

Getting to us

We are situated between Scourie and Rhiconich, just off the A838, two hours north of Inverness, 70 minutes north of Ullapool and 20 minutes south of Durness. Rebecca will give you detailed directions at the time of booking as our postcode will take you to the wrong place in a satnav.

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