Paddle a kayak

The sea lochs of Skye are a fantastic area to go sea kayaking.  Paddling around the nearby islands, visiting secluded bays and beaches all make brilliant destinations for a day on the water. Sea kayaking lets you get up close and personal to the local wildlife and there is nothing quite like seeing an otter or seal swimming along beside you.

Sea kayaking in a Skye sea loch

Kayaking in Loch Scavaig en route for Loch Coruisk

Elgol is a great base for sea kayaking with Lochs Scavaig and Slapin surrounding the Strathaird Peninsular on which it is situated.  The island of Soay and Loch Coruisk are reachable across Loch Scavaig and the shoreline of Loch Slapin has interesting features from Strathaird Island to Spa Cave and Kilmarie bay.

If you don’t have your own kayak then there are several operators on the island offering guided sessions and courses.  Skyak Adventures in nearby Breakish is the closest but also try Sea to Skye Experience at Inverinate by Kyle; Sea Kayak Plockton near Kyle of Lochlash; and White Wave at Linicro in the north of Skye.

There’s plenty to do during a trip to Skye and Springbank Cottage is a great base. If you want more than just a €œstandard” holiday cottage, then take a closer look.  We hope you will be surprised by how much is on offer during a stay at Springbank Cottage.

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