Kayak Bute

Best Kayaking Spots on the Isle of Bute

Hiring Kayaks & Instructors: West Coast

Get to Scotland and get paddling!

Kayaking on the West Cost of Scotland is easy with the help of these businesses…

Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre

Mike Martin is the man behind Arisaig Sae Kayak Centre a professionally run outfit that offers a number sea kayak activities and courses to get stuck into. Mike holds the highest level of sea leadership qualifications in addition to a number of Advanced water coaching certificates making him a fully qualified kayak coach in any sea state. The Arisaig coastlines is famed for its turquoise waters and white sand beaches, all of which you can admire from the comfort of a sturdy sea kayak.

Website: https://arisaigseakayakcentre.co.uk/
Email: arisaigseakayakcentre@gmail.com

Sea Kayak Argyll & Bute

If you’d rather take to the water a little closer to Bute then Phil from Sea Kayak Argyll & Bute is the man to see. Phil takes dozens of organised trips out all across the world each year, in addition to offering specialist training in a number of areas such as Rolling, Outdoor First Aid and Sea Survival. Of course, a man such as this is in much demand and, as a result, he often finds himself booked for months so it’s best to get in touch with him as much in advance as possible.

Website: https://www.seakayakargyllandbute.com/
Email: phil@seakayakargyll.co.uk

National Kayak School

Oban is a must-visit tourist destination that should be on any visitor’s agenda, hiring a kayak from Sea Kayak Oban gives you the opportunity to experience this place from a completely different perspective. In addition to running their own independent sea kayak shop, the owners also offer day trips and courses for visitors hoping to see what this attractive part of the Scottish coast has to offer. Trips can be taken out to the neighbouring isles of Mull, Iona and Colonsay, to name a few.

Website: http://www.nationalkayakschool.com/
Email: info@nationalkayakschool.co.uk

Loch Goil Kayak Hire

Located right on the edge of Loch Goil you’ll find Carrick Farm, a peaceful place to stay that also offers kayak hire for up to 19 people at a time. There are a number of options open to paddlers keen to get a closer look at the stunning landscape including stable sit-top kayaks, open canoes and stand-up paddle boards for those looking to try something a little different. Although there are plenty of kayak options here, they do ask that any inexperienced paddlers stay within 50m of the shore.

Website: http://www.lochgoilheadkayakhire.com/
Email: kayakhire@carrickfarm.com