Explore the Summer Isles

This stunning archipelago on the west coast of Scotland is a fantastic destination for sea kayakers. Just twenty-five miles north of Ullapool, the Summer Isles is steeped in history, wildlife, and stunning scenery and offers many caves and arches to explore.

The archipelago itself consists of many islands, however the ones of note include Isle Ristol, Tanera Mor, Tanera Beg, Horse Island and Priest Island. Priest Island is the furthest from the mainland and approx 7km (4 miles from Tanera Mor) and is a classic paddle in itself.

With between twenty to thirty different species of birds breeding in the Summer Isles, seals, otters, porpoises, dolphins and minke whales are common. In 2012 we were also privileged to spot four orca’s (Killer Whales) swim by as we camped on Tanera Beg.

Our trips to the Summer Isles can be wild camping based on one or numerous islands. We can also base trips from the commercial campsite, the local Scottish Youth Hostel, or B&B’s within the Achiltibuie area.

We normally suggest adventures to the Summer Isles are of three to five days duration.

Some sea kayaking experience is required. Suitable for improvers, intermediates and advanced paddlers. This is a great sea kayaking adventure for those looking to explore and have a gentle, relaxed paddling holiday. Ideal also for those who may not have completed a multi-day camping expedition based out of their sea kayaks before.

Transport is offered from Inverness and takes approx two hours to travel to the launch point (including a brief stop off at Ullapool).

A slideshow highlighting our Summer Isles sea kayaking photos from previous adventures can be seen via our Flickr album.

Please contact us for further information on our planned guided Summer Isles sea kayaking adventures or to enquire about a quote and to check our availability to offer a bespoke Summer Isles adventure for your small or large group.

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Contact us today to find out how we can help you explore the Summer Isles sea kayaking!