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Sea Kayaking Holidays

Sea-kayaking is a fantastic way to explore the coastlines and islands of Europe - from the Hebrides to the Mediterranean to Sweden.

A unique experience, up close with the awesome power of the ocean, sea kayaking is a thrill like no other. No experience is necessary on many trips, where expert teachers and guides will ease you into it, so that you can relax as you paddle to unspoillt white sand beaches and past dramatic sea cliffs. You can find out more about kayaking with the BCU Sea Touring Committee and UK Sea Kayak Guidebook.

Discovering the hidden coves of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast, Wales, enjoying the golden sands and Mediterranean waters of Sardinia and exploring the dramatic untouched scenery of Norway's Lofoten islands are just some of the great choices for a sea-kayaking adventure.

Have a look at our blog on Canoeing and Kayaking Holidays and below, we feature some of the best sea kayaking holidays reachable by train and ferry both in the UK and across Europe: 

>> See also: Canoeing Holidays.

sea kayaking in Pembrokeshire near Strumble head

Pembrokeshire Sea Kayaking Holiday

Pembrokeshire is a paradise for sea kayaking, and on this sea kayaking holiday you'll have the opportunity to experience up close the region's inspirational National Park coast as you kayak beneath towering sea cliffs and into sun-dappled caves.
From £295 to £575 Mention Greentraveller when booking and...

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Lough Allen Adventure Centre, Ireland

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On the shores of Lough Allen, the Centre offers kayaking, windsurfing, hillwalking and archery. Or take a truly green wild camping 'Wilderness Therapy' weekend, with raft building, bushcraft and hammocks by the fire.

From €30 - €45 per day

From 1 hour to 1 day multi-activity days
year around
Sea kayaks on the coast of the West Highlands

The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail South: The Whisky Coast

Explore the best of Scotland's west coast and inshore islands on this accommodation-based sea kayaking holiday. Visit Loch Linnhe, Sound of Mull, Loch Sunart and Sound of Arisaig, enjoying a hot shower and comfortable bed at the end of each day!

£1,175 per person

6 days, 5 nights
Various departures available from June to September
sea kayaking in Pembrokeshire near Strumble head

Pembrokeshire Sea Kayaking Holiday

Pembrokeshire is a paradise for sea kayaking, and on this sea kayaking holiday you'll have the opportunity to experience up close the region's inspirational National Park coast as you kayak beneath towering sea cliffs and into sun-dappled caves.

From £295 to £575 Mention Greentraveller when booking and get a free waterproof camera!

2 to 4 days
Choose a 2 day, 3 day or 4 day event starting on these dates: June 5, July 17, July 24, July 31 (family kayak holiday), August 14, August 21 (intermediate), September 4, September 11 (intermediate)
Sea kayaking in Scotland

Intro to Sea Kayaking: North West Highlands, Scotland

Benefit from lots of kayaking instruction and enjoy some of the finest sea kayaking in Scotland on this short break kayaking course for beginners. Let us equip you with the essential paddling skills to get you started and ready for longer journeys.

£775 per person

5 days
Various departures available from May to September
Scottish Sea Kayak Trail Central

The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail Central: The Jacobite Coast

The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail is Europe’s first long distance sea kayak trail. This award-winning trip follows the Jacobite Coast over a series of day trips and by combining with other trips can be extended from a week to two or more.

£1175

6 days, 5 nights
Various departures from May to September
Sea Kayaking West Coast Explorer Camping

Sea Kayaking: West Coast Explorer

The West Coast Explorer includes the highlights of Scottish sea kayaking. Experience expedition style exploring in a kayak away from civilisation with overnight wild camping, outdoor cooking under starry skies.

£895

6 days, 5 nights
Various departures available June to August
Sit on top kayaking - TYF Adventure, St Davids, Wales

TYF's Sit-on-Top Kayaking Adventures, Wales

The perfect adventure for novice kayakers looking to explore the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline. Using recycled kayaks you'll be discovering incredible wildlife and learning new skills, during a one or two day course.

Price range from £75 to £105

1 - 5 day courses
Various departures from May - September
Camping on the Summer Isles, Scotland

Sea Kayaking: The Summer Isles, Scotland

This wonderful sea kayaking holiday explores the Summer Isles, a little known archipelago of wild coastlines, natural rock arches and white-sand beaches - camp in beautiful, remote spots with spectacular views of the surrounding islands and coastline

£775 per person

6 days 5 nights
Various departures available from May to August
Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North Marine Wildlife

The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North: The Gaelic Coast

A sea kayak holiday following the most northerly section of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail. A fabulous opportunity to kayak past castles, seal colonies and other wildlife against the stunning backdrop of the Isle of Skye.

£1175

6 days, 5 nights
Various departures available from July to September
Fjords in Norway

Hiking and Fjord Holiday in Norway

Deep in Norway’s fjord country, a small farmstead offers a stylish comfortable base among landscapes that are truly breath-taking. Look up and you’ll be encircled by lush mountains, look down and there’s the fjord – deep, blue and magnificent.

From £1195 per person (based on two guests travelling)

4 days
This trip can be tailored to suit your preferred departure dates.

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