Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Sea Kayaking Holiday - Isle of Skye, May 2014

6 days, with 5 days sea kayaking and one day off and based from a high quality self catering accommodation.  

Cost:  £700      

Places:  One double and one single room currently available  

Client/Leader Ratio 1:3  with Sonja and Roger

10-17th May 2014

InterMediate to InterMediate plus.

Neist Point above

This is your chance to experience a five day guided sea kayaking holiday, with the fabulous scenery of Scotland's West Coast, a real classic of the Inner Hebrides and Scotland's 3rd tourist destination.   And its not surprising as Skye's sea scape and coastline is truly stunning with arches caves, majestic cliffs, head lands, islands and tide races.  Paddle to Loch Coruisk and stand below the Cullins, or Neist Point and see McLeod's Maidens and many arches and caves, or paddle round Rubha Hunish, the most northerly point on Skye.  To name just a few locations, while keeping your eyes open for Golden Eagles, Otters, Porpoises and Dolphins ...

McLeod's Maidens in the descending light ..

Loch Bracadale and Dolphins in the evening light .. magic!

Previous sea kayaking experience is required with all of our Holidays, Journeys and Expeditions, this means that you get the most from this experience. You will be paddle fit and have done a minimum of 12 days sea kayaking in the last year (from May 2013 to April 2014).  You also need to be able to paddle in larger swell, able to cover a minimum distance of 25k and paddle in winds of Beaufort f4/16 knots ... this means you get more from your time on the water. 

As with all of our courses if the conditions are not suitable, then we will look for an alternative venue, shorten the distance, work on specific skills or not paddle. having the day off allows us to be flexible and use this on a windy day if required.

A total of six days with five days sea kayaking, one day off and based from a comfortable luxury self catering accommodation, which is available form Saturday to Saturday. We will eat out twice during the week, and in on 4 nights. A meal rota will be arranged before hand so that in teams of two, people cook for just one night for the group. For the last night a jointly prepared buffet style meal will bring the week to a close. 

If you are able to use your car and assist with shuttles during this week you get a £20 reduction from the overall cost of the course - this can only be claimed once, per couple or car. 

Looking into The Cullins, on the last day ...

The location of our accommodation is fairly perfect and allows good access to the faster roads, sheltered paddles if needed and Kyle Rhea, Skye's main tide race. At the end of each day you can enjoy a good meal in a comfortable setting and a hot shower (see photos below).  Before snuggling down in your duvet and comfortable bed.  If you enjoy a roof over your head and sea kayaking in equal measure, this sea kayaking holiday is for you.

To view some photos and my Blog from a similar sea kayaking holiday to the Isle of Mull in 2013, click on this link and for later on in the week, from this link

For more information or to book your place email me on

Thanks, Roger

Sea kayaking holiday Isle of Skye

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