Cromarty Sea Kayaking Day

  • 23/07/2023
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join this full day sea kayaking trip and see some stunning Cromarty coastline around the North & South Sutor’s, sea birds and maybe even spot a dolphin, otter, and more.

We supply:

  • tandem sea kayaks
  • a personal buoyancy aid (PFD), spray deck, and a kayak paddle
  • a small dry bag per person (if required)
  • approx 4-5 hours paddling on the water
  • copies of photos taken during the trip

What you need to bring: When paddling, you should expect to be splashed a little from boat spray and drips from the paddle. The weather can also change rapidly out on the sea so it’s best to be prepared for the worst. Please bring suitable outdoor clothing to keep you warm for a day outdoors out on the sea.

Essential Items:

  • a waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers (recommended)
  • leggings or outdoor trousers/baselayer/fleece jumper
  • a hat/ cap to keep your head warm
  • old light footwear/trainers that you don’t mind getting wet at launching/landing
  • water or juice and a small snack (EH currently due to Covid-19 are NOT supplying drinks and snacks for paddlers)
  • any medication you may require
  • towel & complete change of clothes for afterward – can be taken or left in your car!
  • suntan lotion is also a good call for those sunny days.

Jeans and hiking boats are NOT suitable for watersports and kayaking.

Launching from the Links in Cromarty, we launch from the beach and follow the coastline to the South Sutor passing the World War Two look out towers. We head around the coast down to McFarquhars Cave. If the sea state is calm and suitable we can go into the cave. Paddling back up to the Sutors, we cross over to North Sutor for more exploring the coastline and wildlife. Approx halfway through the trip we stop when suitable with the group at a nice beach location for lunch.

Group Size: Max 8x paddlers

Age: This trip is suitable for individuals, couples, or families (minimum 12-year-old). 12-17-year-olds are required to be accompanied on one adult to one basis.

Distance: Approx. paddling distance 5-7 miles

Craft: Tandem sea kayaks.

Weather: Should the weather (wind/waves) be unsuitable to paddle out on Cromarty/Moray Firth on the day, we may have to relocate to Rosemarkie to paddle in the shelter. Should both venues look unsuitable for an enjoyable paddle, we will postpone the trip and arrange to rebook for a future date or issue a full refund.

Personal Belongings: Cameras, phones, car keys, and other personal belongings are taken out onto the water at your own risk. If in doubt, please leave these items in your car when out on the water

Meeting Time: 9.00am if meeting at Torvean car park, Inverness. 10.00am if meeting at The Links Cromarty.

Finish Time: Approx 4.00pm back at starting point, 5pm in Inverness

Terms & Conditions: Terms and conditions can be found online at – www.explorehighland.com/terms-conditions/

Details Price Qty
1x Tandem Pair (2x Adults)show details + £140.00 (GBP)  
1x Tandem Pair (1x Adult & 1x 14-18 yo)show details + £105.00 (GBP)