Take to the water

Sea Kayaking, Isle of Harris

“Roam Outer Hebrides provides sea kayaking trips around the coastline of the Isle of Harris. There is no better way to immerse yourself in the nature and landscape of this beautiful destination.”

Andrew Reeve, Roam Outer Hebrides 

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Half and Full Day Tours

Roam has something for everyone, from easy, sheltered beginner sessions to full day expeditions. Half day tours last for approximately 4 hours and cost £50, full day tours last for 8 hours and cost £100, including lunch.

See You There!

Roam travels to where the best conditions can be found on the day – mobility and flexibility is key in the Outer Hebrides! Roam does not have a base – you are met at the launch site at the start of the tour.

Just Turn Up!

All equipment is provided; tours include the use of a sea kayak. You are also kitted out with a ‘long john’ wetsuit (no arms), spraytop, spraydeck (if required/desired), buoyancy aid and footwear. Drybags can be used to carry your own equipment.

Andrew

Tour Leader

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.

"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.

A Different Perspective

The Isle of Harris coastline is incredibly versatile, from sweeping white sand beaches to labyrinthine rocky inlets. What better way than to experience it than by water?

You will 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!

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Paddlers This Season

All Abilities

Complete beginner to seasoned paddler, there is a trip for you.

Quality Equipment

Sea kayaks from reputable manufacturers: Wilderness Systems, Nigel Denis and Prijon.

Tailored Trips

Maximum group size of four makes for a safe and personalised tour.

Safety

Safety is top priority; all necessary emergency equipment is carried.

Do I need to have kayaked before?

No! It is possible to go sea kayaking without any prior experience. The trip will be modified according to your experience, ability and confidence level.

What do I need to bring?

You just need to bring a swimsuit, towel and something warm to wear on top! Feel free to bring a camera or spare clothes; drybags can be provided and items stowed in the kayaks.

What equipment is provided?

Included in the price of the tour is the use of a sea kayak, a ‘long john’ type wetsuit (without arms so that paddling is comfortable), spray top, buoyancy aid, wetsuit shoes, and a spray deck, if you would like to use one.

Do I need to be able to do an ‘eskimo roll’?

No! Rolling back up after a capsize is an advanced manoeuvre – you don’t need to be able to do this!

What if I capsize?

People very occasionally capsize on a Roam tour. This always happens because the participant is tense or nervous. If you are relaxed, you will have no problem! Andrew is excellent at spotting the early signs of nervousness, and can guide you through the process of relaxation at a pace that suits you! If you do capsize, Andrew can easily get you back into the boat, and in a wetsuit you will remain warm for the rest of the tour.

Is there a size/weight limit?

Equipment ranges in size from Small to Extra Large. While the sea kayaks are very buoyant, the ‘cockpit’ does place a limit on size. Those with doubts about fitting into an XL wetsuit should raise their concerns prior to booking.

Is there a minimum age?

Due to the size of the sea kayaks (they are over 15 feet/5 metres long), the minimum age is 12 years old.

Do you have a minimum/maximum group size?

The minimum number of people required for a trip is two. The maximum is four. This makes the group very manageable and makes for a personable, friendly trip!

What is your cancellation policy?

A 50% deposit is taken to secure the booking. The deposit is refunded in full if cancellation is made 7 days before the trip date. The deposit is lost if booking is cancelled within 7 days. A full refund is given if the trip is cancelled due to weather. Full payment is taken the day before, after which no refunds are given.

Where do we meet?

Location of sea kayak tours depends on the weather and tidal conditions on the day. This information will be given to you the day before. See our ‘Trips’ section for where we might go! As a general rule, if the wind is coming from the West, we will kayak on the East side, and vice versa.

Book a Tour

Email andrew@roamouterhebrides.co.uk

Call 07845 136867