Sea Kayaking – Isle of Harris
Our mission is to explore the beautiful Isle of Harris and discover the spots that the campervan can’t get to. We provide the opportunity to go where few others have, to discover hidden caves and untouched white sand beaches, and spot wildlife, from otters to oystercatchers.
We are based in Seilebost on the west coast of Harris but operate all over the island – our sea kayaks can easily be transported to different locations to cater for the weather conditions and the ability level of participants.
Andrew started and runs Roam Outer Hebrides. He is a qualified Sea Kayak Leader and Outdoor First Aider. His depth of experience will ensure you have the best possible trip.
We offer half day (4 hours) sea kayak tours, in a maximum group size of four. Each tour is different and depends on the weather conditions and state of tide. We arrange a meeting point with you the previous evening.
The sea kayaks are suitable for anyone from beginners to seasoned paddlers and offer a stable, efficient paddling platform. Wetsuits, spray tops buoyancy aids are all provided – all you need to do is show up!
Half Day Tours – £50 per person
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
What do I need to bring?
Bring swimming costume, a towel and a warm layer. A ‘long john’ wetsuit (no arms), spray top, buoyancy aid and wetsuit shoes are provided. Drybags are available for taking spare clothes, phones etc.
How long will it last?
We’ll be out on the water for up to three hours on a half day tour.
Do I need to be fit?
You don’t need to be super-athletic, but it is necessary to sit upright in the kayak in order to paddle, so a basic level of flexibility is required.
Do I need to able to ‘eskimo roll’?
No! The sea kayaks are stable and you shouldn’t fall in (unless you want to!)
Where are you based?
Roam Outer Hebrides operates from a car and kayak trailer, so we will meet you at the launch point at the start of the tour. This information will be emailed to you the evening before the tour.
How do you take payment?
Full payment is taken upon booking; an invoice will be emailed to you.
Is there a minimum age?
Due to the size of the sea kayaks, the minimum age is 12 years old. Under 18s will need to be accompanied by an adult.
How many people can you take out?
At the moment, the maximum group size is four.
What if the weather is bad?
Trips are cancelled if the weather conditions make it unsafe; this is normally due to the wind. It’s often more atmospheric in the rain! In the event of a cancellation, a full refund is given. If you are flexible on dates, the tour can be postponed to a different day.
Can I bring my dog?
In the interests of safety, it is best that dogs are left behind.
For further enquiries and to book:
Telephone: 07845 136867