Roam is all about getting people out onto the water to enjoy the beauty and diversity of the incredible Hebridean landscape.
Paddling is for everybody, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned paddler.
A qualified Sea Kayak Leader and Outdoor First Aider, when Andrew isn't leading sea kayaking tours, he can be found trotting across the Harris hilltops, kitesurfing at his favourite beach (Seilebost), or eating Fish and Chips in Tarbert.
Complete beginner to seasoned paddler, there is a trip for you.
Sea kayaks from reputable manufacturers: Wilderness Systems, Nigel Dennis and Prijon.
Maximum group size of four makes for a safe and personalised tour.
Safety is top priority; all necessary emergency equipment is carried.
"Well organised, all kit provided, we had a wonderful fun day out and was tailored to our abilities and preferences. Andy is a great instructor, gets everyone involved, easy to get along with. I have already highly recommended it to many of my friends!"Caitlin
"My wife and I signed up for a shorter trip knowing that we are truly novices. Andrew was perfectly great; safety minded, patient & expert in this sport. All of which led to a wonderful afternoon and a memorable excursion! Highly recommend from my perspective."Brian B.
The Isle of Harris coastline is incredibly diverse, from sweeping white sand beaches to labyrinthine rocky inlets.
Paddling location will depend on weather and tides – explore the map below. All sea kayak trips are tailored to the interests and abilities of participants.
You’ll see sea birds aplenty, from gannets to oystercatchers, and curious seals are often popping their heads up. The lucky ones might glimpse an otter frolicking in the shallows, or a porpoise coming up for air!
£ 653-4 hours
Half day trip – popular with beginners
Approximately 3 hours paddling
Tea stop at a sheltered beach or cove
£ 856-7 hours
Full day trip – up to 5 hours paddling
Explore more remote areas
3+ stops, snacks included
Do you have double kayaks?
Yes, there is one double kayak in the fleet. This is great for smaller or less confident people, who can ride in the back. Andrew will sit in the front and operate the steering controls.What time are your trips?
Generally, for half day trips we’ll meet at 9.30 a.m. or 2.30 p.m. For full day trips we’ll most likely meet at 10 a.m. This is subject to change due to weather or tidal conditions, but you will be informed the day before.Do you have a minimum/maximum group size?
The minimum number of people required for a trip is two. The maximum is six (in this case, one person will paddle in the double kayak with Andrew) – but only in very calm conditions. The normal group size is four, which keeps the group manageable and makes for a personable, friendly trip!Can I take my dog?
Currently, taking dogs on sea kayak trips is not possible. If you would like somebody to look after your dog while you are kayaking, please contact Yvonne at Paws On Harris, via phone on 07973815262 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Do you rent kayaks?
No, kayaks are not available for rent. Roam only offers guided sea kayak trips.Isn’t a full day too long to be kayaking for?
Full day trips are leisurely affairs. They generally mean we can take a bit more time to stop off, have a look around, drink tea and eat flapjack! While it affords more time to get to more remote places, it doesn’t necessarily mean we will be paddling for twice as long as a half day trip!How do I get to Harris?
You have three options using the ferry.
- Take the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway (Isle of Lewis), and drive one hour south to Harris.
- Take the ferry from Uig (Isle of Skye) directly to Tarbert, Harris.
- Take the ferry from North Uist/Berneray to Leverburgh (South Harris), and drive 30 minutes to Tarbert.
You can also fly to Stornoway from many locations using Loganair.Are you insured?
Yes, public liability insurance is in place.Are you qualified?
Yes, Andrew is a qualified Sea Kayak Leader for Moderate Water and an Outdoor First Aider.