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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.



Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
Departures: Various departures available June to August
Start point: Inverness Railway Station
End point: Inverness Railway Station

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Sea Kayaking: West Coast Explorer

A sea kayaking expedition and wild camping based from a hostel in the West Highlands. The itinerary is flexible, allowing the choice of camping for 1to 3 nights over the course of this 5 night trip, depending on the weather and sea conditions. Experience both expedition and also day paddles through Kintail, Plockton, Loch Hourn at Knoydart and Skye. This trip is ideal for those with some previous experience of sea kayaking wishing to try an overnight sea kayaking trip – but who don’t feel ready for the challenge of our longer sea kayaking expeditions.

What price includes

  • 5 nights accommodation between a hostel and wild camping
  • All meals during the trip
  • An experienced and knowledgeable sea-kayak guide
  • All specialist sea kayaking equipment
  • All group equipment needed for wild camping
  • All transport during the trip



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Inverness Railway Station

Nearest train station to meeting point:
Inverness Railway Station

Transfer to meeting point:
Operator collects guests from station

Plan your journey to Inverness railway station

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Inverness Railway Station

Nearest train station to finish point:
Inverness Railway Station

Transfer to finish point:
Operator drops guests off at station

Plan your return journey from Inverness railway station