Scottish Sea Kayak Trail
6 days of sea kayaking from the beautiful island of Gigha sidestepping the awesome tideraces of the Dorus Mor, Corrievreckan and Grey Dogs. Sharing space with golden eagles, sea eagles, dolphins, porpoises, otters and much more. Exploring the old "slate isles " of Belnahua, Luing before a welcome at the Puffer Bar on Easdale. We finish at the Oban the lively hub of the west coast of scotland.
Our local expert guides & coaches each night find us great campsites. This is a truely wonderful trip.
Day 1 we meet in Oban and each select a sea kayak to suit you and then we drive south to Tayinloan about 2hrs drive. We use a trolley each to take our loaded sea kayak on to the ferry to Gigha . NB You can also arrange to meet us at Tayinloan.
We camp at the campsite on the beach and eat in the campsite bar and discuss the days ahead of us.
Day 2 we circumnavigate Gigha and camp at the same site. Lots of otters, rocky headlands and beautiful sandy beaches.
Day 3 we paddle across to the Kintyre peninsula and head North across the entrance to West Loch tarbert and around Kilberry head to wild camp at the Point of Knapp.
Day 4 Explore Loch Sween and into the small village of Tayvallich for lunch and then trolley the kayaks along the flat road for 1km to Carsaig Bay and then North to Crinan to find a campsite on the tip of the Craignish Peninsula. This has stunning views across to the Gulf of Corrievreckan.Day
Day 5 has a route choice depending on the weather forecast. If its for calm weather we can head up the Sound of Luing and explore the Black isles and Belnahua before arriving at the Puffer Bar on Easdale island. If its a windy forecast we head up the inside route to the Bridge over the Atlantic and dinner at the Tigha na Truish.
Day 6 and its lunch at the superb view point of Castle Gylen and then back to Oban for about 14.30.
You should be ready to leave by 16.00 though often trip participants have a meal in Oban and leave the following morning.
You are responsible for buying evening meals at the pubs that we stop at along the way and we will supply food for lunches and meals when wild camping.