South Skye Sea Kayak


Skye’s Sea Kayak SpecialistsFìor-eòlaichean curaich an Eilein
Welcome to South Skye Sea Kayak, the sea kayak specialists on the Isle of Skye. Skye is one of the best places for kayaking on the West Coast of Scotland and is world renowned for its natural beauty and rich wildlife.
We offer Kayaking Trips and Tours in small groups throughout the South of Skye and Lochalsh, as part of your Multi-Activity Holiday on the Inner Hebrides..
Paddle along stunning coastlines, get away from it all, go off the beaten track and start your dream adventure. Stop in secluded coves for a picnic, learn to kayak in a relaxed and fun environment all with the backdrop of the Misty Isle.
All our guides and coaches are highly experienced and qualified through the Scottish Canoe Association and British Canoeing, so that you are in safe hands.

Fàilte gu South Skye Sea Kayak, na fìor-eòlaichean curaich-mhara air an Eilean. Tha sinn a’ fuireach air aon de na h-àiteachan as fhèarr ann an Alba airson kayakadh agus e ainmeil air feadh an t-saoghail airson a bòidhchead nàdair agus pàilteas de dh’fhiadh-bheatha.

Thig còmhla rinn air turas curaich-mhara, ionnsaich sgilean ùra, is gabh tlachd anns a’ mhuir mar phàirt de na saor-làithean agad anns na h-Eileanan a-staigh.
Siubhal na cladaichean is rach air turas-dàna air a’ Ghàidhealtachd.

Tha na h-oidean is luchd-iùil againn uile làn eòlais agus leis na teisteanasan iomchaidh gus am bi sibh sàbhailte is cofhurtail air an turas agaibh.

Tha Gàidhlig againn!

Based on 163 reviews
Mrs L E A
20. October, 2022.
Great experience Took a 3 hour trip out and had a great time. It had been a few years since my husband and I had gone kayaking and my son had only a beginner level. But Kevin was wonderful. Very calm and experienced and put us as ease. Told us a lot about local wildlife and Island history. Gorgeous scenery. Highly recommend!
Shirley F
19. September, 2022.
Beautiful Way to See the Isle of Skye We recently kayaked the southern part of the Isle of Skye. It was beautiful, and we saw some otters and a seal too. Our guides were very nice and knowledgeable. They also provided all of the equipment you would need when it's a little chilly. Would recommend.
Joanne M
11. September, 2022.
Great experience! Had a great, great wonderful half-day sea kayak with Rebecca from South Skye Sea Kayaking. Professional and thorough, good equipment, lovely “venue,” glorious day (how did they do that?!), and totally enjoyable. Look forward to more of this.
Stewart B
7. September, 2022.
Fantastic full day kayaking Booked this experience for my husbands birthday as he’s always wanted to give it a go but i was nervous. So much so that at the first break I was considering going back but after a break and getting back in the kayak I gained some confidence. At that point though Kevin gave us a range of options that would have suited if I didn’t feel comfortable carrying on. Kevin put me at ease straight away and although it took a bit of time in the water to gain a bit of confidence I got there and managed to love the whole day. The full kit was provided and was excellent quality. The scenery was stunning and we definitely lucked with the weather. You take your chances with the weather in Scotland but it was a beautiful calm sunny day. If you’re thinking of giving it a go then def book through South Skye Sea Kayaking as they were very professional and safety was paramount with them but it was done in a very relaxed manner. We will def return. Stewart & Tracey
Andrew Horner
4. September, 2022.
Excellent way to see beautiful Skye Excellent morning kayaking with Sean at Armadale. We took the half day session but there was plenty of time on the water and as beginners the instruction was excellent
David F
2. September, 2022.
A great way to spend a morning. Great fun even in the rain. Thoroughly enjoyed our half day outing with Kevin. Initially planned as a time filler on our way up through Skye to Harris. He makes you feel relaxed even though it is years since we were in a kayak. Excellent equipment keeps you warm and comfortable. Didn't see too much in the way of wildlife but that didn't detract from the trip. And, we struck it lucky in more than one way. The tide was in so we didn't have to carry the kayak far and it was just us two and Kevin. Great morning all round.
Janette T
2. September, 2022.
Fantastic family kayak experience Wonderful afternoon of kayaking with the family (kids 13 and 10). The kit and guides were superb and felt in very safe hands. Wonderful way to see a bit more of the island - and the seals bobbing about in the water were the icing.
Rachel Y
28. August, 2022.
Excellent four day introduction We did the four day introductory course with Janni and the team. The team were very skilled and knowledgeable and gave us immediate confidence. We learned about trip planning, tidal patterns, weather systems alongside techniques to handle the kayaks. All of this was integrated into fun days out on the water during which we spotted seals, birds and spectacular views. We highly recommend.
18. August, 2022.
A great experience Kayaking in a stunning place! With a professional team, Instructor’s Erin and Rebecca were fab. Kayaking with my husband and son Seb next to Eileen Donan Castle, on Loch Donan with instructors Erin and Rebecca, both instructors were very professional, and very friendly at the same time, We had a lovely afternoon, and we would highly recommend this experience… thanks 😊 xxx
Andrew C
12. August, 2022.
Fantastic, friendly and good value Absolutely fantastic day out. Really good guide (Angus) and a friendly company. Would definitely come again, especially as the kit is in such good condition and wow.. the views!!!
Based on 102 reviews
mark wells
28. September, 2022.
Really excellent instructors, great kit.....awesome surroundings, loved it !
Amelie Nolin
26. September, 2022.
I did the full day beginners and I was lucky enough that we were a very small group and a day with very little wind. We were able to go all the way to a cave and then paddled near the coast. It was beautiful and yet quite demanding, which is exactly what I wanted. The guide was super nice and very good to give tips along the way. I highly recommend the full day experience if you are in shape and have done a bit of kayaking before. It's worth it!
Mark Farmer
24. September, 2022.
Magical experience and Rebecca was an awesome guide for our day on the sea.
Shirley Fairchild
18. September, 2022.
Would recommend to see the Isle of Skye from a different perspective. We did a half-day kayaking trip, and the guides were very knowledgeable! They supplied everything you need including wetsuits and protective weather gear.
Joanne Myrup
17. September, 2022.
A gorgeous day made for an exquisite experience, built on a foundation of a professional and thorough guide, good gear and fair price. 👍🏽👍🏽
Christopher Sbertoli
17. September, 2022.
My wife and I have gone kayaking before, however THIS was far and away the most professional outfit we have had to date. From start to finish they made sure we were informed and ready to get out on the water with the proper equipment and set up in the cold waters of Scotland. Their list of "stuff to bring" was right on the money, and their equipment was in excellent condition. Scotland is already beautiful, but to see it from the sea along with their wildlife was breathtaking. Highly recommend.
Ma E
14. September, 2022.
We had a great day kayaking with Kevin! He was informative and had lots of tips and the kayaking was fun. I would definitely book another trip with South Skye Sea Kayak.
Samand Bobby
9. September, 2022.
Great morning kayaking. This was booked just to fill in time but so glad we did. Weather wasn't the best but the equipment used was. Will definitely be back.
Sarah Freeman
7. September, 2022.
Would highly recommend! They’ve thought of everything you need to have a fun and comfortable experience- from providing proper attire and shoes to strings to keep your glasses from falling off. We had a wonderful time and would gladly do another outing with them.

Half Day Kayak Trips

This Sea Kayak Taster Session is ideal if you are if you are looking for things to do on Skye and are a bit pressed for time. Try out a kayak mini-adventure for complete beginners. This is perfect for families with children. Sessions run from Armadale on the Sound of Sleat or from Ord on Loch Eishort.

Family Sea Kayak Trip

Full Day Sea Kayak Tours

Slow down your holiday and join us for a whole day, for one of the finest sea kayaking journeys in the Highlands and Islands. Our Full Day Kayak Adventures are suitable for completre beginners, but intermediate and advanced tours for more experienced kayakers are also available.

Full Day Sea Kayak Tours on Skye

Sea Kayak Courses

Develop your Sea Kayak Skills and Confidence, whether you are looking for an Introduction to Sea Kayaking, learn Sea Kayak Basics or expand into the Moderate or Rough Water. Take your kayaking to the next level while enjoying the Skye scenery. Skye offers everything from flat calm waters, moderate water, rough seas and tide races.

Skye Sea Kayak Expeditions

Pack your tent, a nice bottle of wine and some delicious food into your kayak and go off on a wilderness adventure to explore the Isle of Skye. We will journey along the coast, camp on remote beaches and enjoy the evening sun, have a good night’s sleep and then continue to explore the coast. Does this sound like the kind of thing you would like to do? Come and join us!

Multi-Day Kayak Adventures

Discover the Isle of Skye in 5 Days of kayaking. We will explore different locations in the North of Skye as well as the South, travel along sea caves, islands, tide races, wildlife and stunning scenery. Locations may include Loch Bracadale, Loch Scavaig and Loch Coruisk, Rubha Hunish and the North End, Raasay, Lochalsh and the Sound of Sleat.

Exploring Sea Caves on Skye

Tailor-made Kayak Experiences

Enjoy an exclusive kayak day just for you and your family or group. Perfect for your honeymoon, great for family days out in Skye or for bespoke kayak tours. You can visit like Eilean Donan Castle in Lochalsh or Loch Coruisk, Loch Scavaig and Loch Bracadale. Book a private day for your own special adventure. Also available in Gaelic!

Sea Kayaking at Loch Duich

Gift Vouchers

Treat your loved ones with a truly unforgettable experience and let them choose the date when it suits them. We can make you a beautiful voucher to give to friends, family or colleagues. Continue here to find out more.


Basic Kayak Skills for Safe Paddling

What skills do you need to go kayaking on your own or with friends? Kayaking is a wonderful sport and lets you see remote places, wildlife, gets you across to islands and can even be used for fishing. However, a few key techniques are needed to make sure you don’t end up needing the lifeboat out. Let’s look at those skills

A Full Day Kayak Adventure on Loch Eishort

Loch Eishort in the south of the Isle of Skye must be one of the finest kayaking locations in Scotland. It’s a perfect place for beginners, but is just as beautiful for experts. The views from the west side of Sleat are breathtaking, with turquoise waters, white sands and the rugged, pointy mountain peaks of the Cuillin for a backdrop. Read more….

Sea Kayak Taster on the Sound of Sleat

If you have never tried out sea kayaking, there’s no better place than the Isle of Skye on the West Coast of Scotland. The south of the island is gentle and so close to the mainland that you get calm conditions, ideal for trying something new. No need to be a good swimmer or Ironman, we do our best to stay in the boat and out of the water.

Read more of our Blog for tips and trips about Sea Kayaking on Skye.


03/11/23 We are now closed for the winter. We will be relaxing, travelling and recharging our batteries for more adventures next year. However, bookings are open for courses, expeditions and shorter adventures in 2024. Have a look! Check availability below for groups up to 6, and get in touch for bigger groups. Some dates are still flexible, so please get in touch with any queries. We may not check our emails daily at this time of year, but we will get back to you as soon as we can.

26/06/23 We have had the most amazing spring. On Skye, you may want to call it summer, as it is often the warmest and driest time. We have had hot sunny days, dolphins and porpoise, and some wonderful groups. We’re now well into our busy season, so make sure you book well ahead, especially if there are more than 2 of you.

31/03/23 We are open for the season! We’ve already had a few really nice sessions out and are looking forward to welcoming you throughout the spring, summer and autumn.

03/01/23 Happy New Year! Bliadhna Mhath Ur! Frohes Neues! All our courses, expeditions, day and half day trips for 2023 are available to book online. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

South Skye Sea Kayak Limited: SC597121
3 Kilmore, Teangue, Isle of Skye, IV44 8RG, Scotland

07592059577 (Not often available – Please Book Online or email)
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