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Four days exploring Skye and the west coast of Scotland on our fabulous Red Paddle Co. Explorer stand up paddleboards. Each day will consist of two half day paddles and a longer day paddle on day three. Each days paddling location will be decided by the group from a range of options depending on the local wind direction and forecast.

Some trip locations include:

  1. Eilean Donan Castle
  2. Kyle/Kyleakin
  3. Isleornsay
  4. Dunvegan Castle
  5. Loch Portree
  6. Loch Carron/Plockton
  7. Elgol
  8. Plockton

To maximise best paddling locations across Skye and the West coast, the trip is minibus supported. Each day we can pack light with only minimal day kit on the boards. Each night will be based from a commercial campsite to ensure suitable facilities available. Should the weather be suitable and the group supportive, a multi day paddle may be an option.

EH supplies: 

  • tea/coffee on meeting and return to office
  • transport provided from Inverness and throughout trip
  • paddleboard, adjustable paddle, wetsuit, jacket & buoyancy aid (if required)
  • tent, roll mat, torch, cooking equipment & toilet bag (if required)
  • four days sup guiding/coaching
  • three nights commercial site fees covered (if required)
  • local history and wildlife
  • copies of all photos taken by your guide during the adventure

What you need to bring:

We recommend bring along;

  • your own warm paddling clothing
  • waterproof trousers & jacket
  • suitable footwear for paddling and camp
  • hat, cap & gloves
  • spare clothing & sleeping bag
  • personal toiletries, midgy spray & sun tan lotion
  • personal food. Evening meal out on day 3

Group Size: Min 3/Max 5 (Bookings close a two weeks before activity date. Should there be insufficient numbers, you will be notified and issued a full refund)

Age: Suitable for adults only

Duration: Four days paddling/ three nights commercial camping or wild camping

Experience:  This trip is suitable for improver paddlers or above. This area is still open water and  exposed to tide, waves, swell and wind so experience of these conditions is preferred

Food: Due to the wide variety of dietary restrictions (food allergies, religious restrictions, vegetarian, gluten free etc), Explore Highland made the decision in 2017 to provide all paddlers with information required to support their food planning and equipment to cook it over trying to cater for multiple requirements whilst wild camping.  This means everyone in the group's dietary requirements are catered for which makes for happy paddlers. Stove, windshield, gas, lighter, pan set, kettle, plate, bowl, mug and cutlery plus cooking utensils can all be provided if required FREE OF CHARGE. Food planners for trips are also available

Contingency: Should the weather in the area planned to paddle be totally unsuitable, Explore Highland will discuss at time of meeting with group and amend plan to be more suitable. Should it be unwise to paddle in planned area, Explore Highland is able to replan and take group to a similarly spectacular paddling location to ensure you get the most from your paddling adventure with us.

Payment: Booking online requires full payment at time of purchase. If you wish to spread your payments, email to request an invoiced/payment plan. Invoice ask for 25% deposit, with outstanding balance paid 28 days in advance of booking date. BACS payment are free of charge. Surcharges apply for debit/credit card and paypal.

Meeting Time: 8.45am for 9.00am

Meet Location: Explore Highland Office, Clachnaharry Works Lock, Inverness, IV3 8RA. Free parking and toilet available onsite

Finish Time: Approx. 6.00 pm

Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 6:00 pm

Start Date: 17/07/2018
End Date: 20/07/2018

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