Sea kayaking in the Arisaig area

Arisaig Bay


A jewel of a bay with a wealth of skerries and islands.

Caves ,remains of a vitrified fort, a viaduct, islands, deserted old settlements
Loch nan Uamh

 

Mallaig


Jumping off point for trips to Knoydart, Loch Nevis, Loch Hourn, Skye, or just a bimble down the coast

Access to Knoydart, Tarbert (portage to Loch Morar), and Sourlies bothy at the head of the loch.

 

Glenuig


Nip round the corner to the old settlement of Smirisary and circumnavigate Eilean Shona (if the tides are favourable).

Look out for the remains of a vitrified fort on Eilean nan gobhar (goat island) at the mouth of the loch.

Knoydart

Only accessible by boat, good hills to climb, good pub and a camp spot.

Only the head of the loch accessible by road. Raised beaches, great views.

 

Morar


Britains shortest river flows from the loch into a tidal estuary with a sand bar and lovely beaches.

The deepest freshwater body in the UK, home of monster Morag. Paddle to the bothy at the head or part way and portage to Tarbert.

 

Kayak rental


Sea Kayak Highlands, based in Arisaig, has a range of comfortable, stable boats for hire by the day, week or longer. Tel. 07887522811
Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre offers guiding and coaching. Booking essential. Email: Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre

Ach na skia Croft has 3 comfortable chalets and a cottage with stunning views across the see to Rum, Eigg and Skye.

Photo: Eigg and Rum from Arisaig Bay