Well worth pulling ourselves out of bed after too much whisky the night before! This was one of the highlights of our trip to Harris - so much fun and... read more
1st August 2021
We had a wonderful days kayaking with Roam. We saw a sea otter, seals and a golden eagle, the scenery was amazing with white sand beaches, turquoise water and mountains... read more
1st July 2021
Take to the water to enjoy the beauty and diversity of the incredible Hebridean landscape.
Sea Kayaking is for everybody, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned paddler.
Andrew is a qualified Sea Kayak Leader, Summer Mountain Leader and Outdoor First Aider. When not out paddling he can be found trotting across the Harris hilltops, kitesurfing at Seilebost or eating Fish and Chips in Tarbert.
Complete beginner to seasoned paddler. Separate parties are matched by ability level to ensure a relaxed trip for all.
Sea kayaks, wetsuits, spraydecks, and buoyancy aids provided – just bring swimwear and a towel.
Maximum group size of 6 (normally 4) makes for a safe and personalised tour. Location requests welcome (conditions dependent).
All necessary emergency equipment is carried; group shelter, additional clothing and VHF radio. Safety is paramount.
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!
£ 703-4 hours
Half day trip – popular with beginners
Approximately 3 hours paddling
Tea stop at a sheltered beach or cove
U16 discount of £5 pp
£ 956-7 hours
Full day trip – up to 5 hours paddling
Explore more remote areas
3+ stops, snacks included
U16 discount of £5 pp
Do you have double kayaks?
No, at present only single sea kayaks are available, so everybody paddles their own boat.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 but normal group size is four, which keeps the group manageable and makes for a personable, friendly trip! If you are a solo traveller you can easily join another party – this is all taken care of during the booking process.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 Facebook @PawsOnHarris.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 watch wildlife, explore inlets and islands, 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.What are your qualifications?
Andrew is a qualified Sea Kayak Leader for Moderate Water and an Outdoor First Aider (updated March 2021). He is also a qualified Mountain Leader (summer).