Sea kayak on Skye
Skye is world famous for its sea kayaking, with stunning sea cliffs, mountains that rise thousands of feet out of the sea and incredible wild life, Skye is a must visit part of Scotland. Sea kayaking has the advantage that it takes you to to places you just wouldn't see by any other means, using your own power and learning from expert guides how to use the power of the tides.
Skye, Simply the best sea kayaking in the world
With Full On Adventure you are booking with people who are passionate about kayaking. Our guides are both exceptionally well qualified and experienced. We love to share this great activity with you and look forward to your company in this very special place.
We meet you in Inverness, Aviemore or Fort William and then travel over to Skye. We spend the first few of nights in village of Kyleakin moving firther north during the week to make take advantage of the best locations for the prevailing weather. The itinerary below is just an example program as we choose the best places based on wind direction and so on, which will also help you learn about the crucial planning part of sea kayak trips.
DAY 1 - South Skye
We spend sometime getting used to the sea kayaks at a shelterned location near the south of skye. We teach you the skills of sea kayaking that are missed in many sea kayaking courses abroad, such as edge control, effective paddle strokes and using your skegg to allow for wind. If you've kayaks before we give you individualised coaching to develop your skills whilst also guiding you to great places.
DAY 2 - Loch Slapin to Loch Eishort
We do a journey along the cost of Skye exploring the sea lochs with more stunning vistas that you'll get used to if the weather is clear and when fine you'll realise why Skye is so famous as there a few better places to be on a nice sunny day.
DAY 3 - West Coast and Cuillins.
Paddling out of Elgol we paddle over to Soay Island and maybe into a bay below the cuillin ridge for a short walk to loch Coruisk.
DAY 4 - Portree
By relocating to Portree we are able to explore the Islands of Raasay and Rona, if you like and the weather is good we can even take an over night trip staying at a bothy on Raasay with vies back to Skye on one side and over to the Torridon on the main land the over way. We have seen large groups of Dolpins swimming between Raasay and Rona before, no doubt enjoying the ocean currents and the food it brings.
DAY 5 - More north Skye
Really there are so many great places to go on a week in Skye we just choose the best for the weather conditons, so if sheltered on the north west coast we can get in some stunning sea cliff paddling, exploring sea cave and natural arches. If the weather is rough on the west then we head to the more sheltered east or south of skye, so the program is really dictated by the weather. We will be able to spend some time in the evenings over a local highland brew or two, looking at tidal planning and weather related planning to help you become an independent sea kayaker, if you wish.