Setting out to sea is about escaping everyday life, fulfilling a challenge or simply relaxing in secluded peacefulness. Skye & Lochalsh offer endless adventures at sea.
For both novice and expert, a range of kayaking options, are available to get you paddling. Take the plunge with a first kayak session learning skills and having fun. Experience a guided expedition exploring the coastline, or for the proficient kayaker it's an excellent base to take on the bigger challenge, perhaps exploring the wider Hebridean Archipelago. Whatever your experience there is always somewhere amazing to paddle.
Small dinghy sailing and windsurfing are great ways to have fun skimming over the waves, and great activities for the family to have fun and get wet together. A number of centres are licensed to cater for children and offer family activities.
Skippered and bareboat yacht charter offers different opportunities to enjoy our magnificent coastal waters. Simply set off with wind and tide as your master, to feel the salt spray on your face, and sun in your eyes, to explore the local coast. Or seek a longer voyage for the western horizon, a bigger expedition, to the edge of the Hebrides at St Kilda. It's all perfectly possible and encounters with sealife are a certain bonus.
Accompanied by dolphin and minke whales, sighting a basking shark or spotting seals and otters are the treasures of being at sea. While puffins, sea eagles, kittiwakes, guillemots and diving gannets all add to the experience of the moment.
For those seeking to get below the waves the coastal drama continues underwater. Sheer seacliffs dive into high energy tidal sites where pinnacles, caves, reefs and wrecks wait to be discovered. Gulfstream waters are warmer than most in Britain, hosting a colourful diversity of marine life. Pollution free the visibility is often exceptional. The diversity of dive sites for a variety of skill levels ensure there is something for every diver to enjoy.
Discover the intricate coastal waters of Skye and Lochalsh, it's unforgettable.