Canoeing and kayaking in Scotland is a hugely popular activity, and there are loads of resources to help get you paddling. You’re guaranteed to find a challenge here.
With our coastline stretching to around 2,300 miles, and given the number of lochs and rivers, it’s not surprising that kayaking has become extremely popular.
White-water Kayaking can be a fabulous adventure, but the knack of getting on the right river in the right water conditions has traditionally only been possible for those with a lot of experience. Both canoeing and sea kayaking make fantastic recreational sports and Scotland’s lochs, rivers and waterways are just perfect for exploring.
The ragged west coastline in particular, with over 100 islands, is the ideal location for island hopping with fabulous kayaking trips and tours.
Scotland has the ideal environment for kayaking & canoeng, whether on the open sea or on secluded rivers and lochs. But it’s worth remembering that the sea is not a loch and has a character which needs to be understood, so if you are a complete beginner, an introductory course would be advisable.
You can enjoy dramatic views and spot wildlife as you explore the wild coastlines on these superb adventure holidays. And we have special packages that will suit everyone from families to hard-core whitewater enthusiasts. These great tours range from relaxing family floats to high adrenaline pumping whitewater adventure.
Kayaking In Scotland Packages …..
Scotland Outer Islands Sea Kayaking
From the Orkney and Shetland islands up north, to wild windswept specks of land like Foula and St Kilda, and to the Hebrides and Skye in the west.
Scotland, Norway, Spitsbergen
Explore caves and sea stacks in kayaks, and occasionally stroll along cliff tops carpeted with wildflowers. Stepping into history.
Open Canoe Expedition Lochs And Mountains
In the company of our highly experienced and qualified guides, explore one of the wildest regions of Scotland by open canoe.
Sea Kayaking The Sound Of Arisaig
Sea kayaking is a wonderful way to explore the wild coastlines, beaches and mountain landscapes of Scotland.
Sea Kayaking Expedition The Summer Isles
Sea-Kayaking in Scotland is at its finest when exploring the many islands that dot our coastline. Join a guided expedition on an inspiring journey.
Organise your own kayaking holiday in Scotland
The Scottish Canoe Association have produced two guide books outlining where to go canoeing and sea kayaking in Scotland : One covers white water and the other covers more gentle touring water. If you would like to improve your performance, it’s worth looking at the nationwide coaching and testing scheme organised by them.
The Outdoor Megastore offers huge savings on top brand outdoor clothing for all your kayaking and outdoor activities. It is usually possible to hire a kayak, but if you prefer your own, you don’t have to break the bank. See why Inflatable Kayaks are becoming more and more popular, and take off on your kayaking holiday in Scotland.
More Outdoor Activities :
- Golfing in Scotland
- Bicycle Tours in Scotland
- Hiking in Scotland
- Fishing in Scotland
- Scotland Wildlife
- Skiing In Scotland
See the Scotland Travel Information page for all the information you need for travelling to and within Scotland. Helpful advice on passports and visas, currency, weather, holiday extras, useful travel links and more.