Sea Kayaking Journeys
Clearwater Paddling is proud to offer epic adventures, travelling
through some of Scotland’s wildest seascapes.
To get the most out of these stunning Wild Journeys tours paddlers
should be happy kayaking in a larger swell and making longer
The tours are suited to paddlers who have at least 10 days
experience of sea kayaking in a variety of conditions. Like all our tours
if the conditions are not safe, then we will not paddle.
Every year we get returning customers asking for new
destinations; well this is it. This special trip is for anyone
who has been on any of our camping trips in previous
years. The final destination will be flexible so we can
choose the best location for the weather the week brings.
We will be making Uig the meeting point and from there
we can head in a number of directions. This will be handy
for the coast of Skye, the Small Isles (Eigg, Rum and Canna)
or the west coast of Harris and Lewis.
The aim of this tour is to explore the parts no other tours visit.
Weather depending this wild camping journey will begin in Castlebay and travel to the furthest south islands in the Outer Hebrides, visiting
Vatersay, Sandray, Pabby, Mingulay and Berneray. Following this we
will head north along the rocky shoreline of Barra up into the Sound
of Barra. (This tour visits very remote islands; therefore the itinerary is
subject to the weather conditions).
We will have the opportunity to paddle amongst rafts of puffins,
razorbills and guillemots, which nest each summer on these remote
See seals hauled out on the rocks, otters searching for food,
and perhaps glimpse dolphins and basking sharks in the sounds.
awe-inspiring scenery dwarfs the paddler. Kayak below massive, sheer 200m cliffs, and past caves, arches and huge stacks. This is some of
the grandest and wildest wilderness imaginable.
This trip will explore the incredible coastline of Jura, with the aim of a
complete circumnavigation. Jura has it all, whirlpools, wild mountain
scenery, rugged coasts, and its famous raised beaches.
proudly off the west coast of Scotland in the Inner Hebrides, Jura is
both easily accessible, yet retains an almost mystic presence.
At its north end is the world-renowned Corryvecken whirlpool, one
of the biggest whirlpools in the world. The roar of the tide rushing
through the sound can be heard from several miles away. To witness
this stunning sight from the shores of Jura is reason alone to make
Passing through the sound (during slack water!) we
paddle southwards down the west coast. Here lie the extraordinary
raised beaches, which stand many metres above sea level.
above the beaches stands the Paps of Jura, a ridge of mountains,
which rise steep and proud. Along the coast we will pass through
quiet sea lochs, and camp amongst the wild, beautiful scenery.
Mull has many world know features, Iona and the majestic abbey,
Staffa and the incredible Fingal’s Cave, and the remarkable Treshnish
Islands to name but a few. On this trip we will explore the southwest
corner of Mull (Ross of Mull) with beautiful secluded beaches, high
rocky cliffs, and stunning views over the Inner Hebrides towards Tiree
and Coll in the west and Jura and Islay to the south.
We will take time
to circumnavigate the beautiful little island of Iona, which has little
coves, white beaches and great views of the Abbey.
allow we will make the crossing over to the Treshnish islands and
Staffa with the opportunity to paddle right into Fingal’s cave which is
an unforgettable experience.
The cave is formed from huge numbers
of basalt columns. This feature carries on under the sea to end up at
the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland.
On both Staffa and the Treshnish
Islands puffins can be seen busily flying to and fro from their burrow
nests, whilst the seas around these islands are one of the best places
to see whales and dolphins.
Lying at the northern end of the Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Harris is a
stunningly beautiful island. With astonishingly white beaches backed
by wild ragged hills Harris is truly remarkable. The aim of our tour is to
circumnavigate Harris, whilst on the way visiting the islands of
Taransay, Scarp, Scalpay and the Sound of Harris. Highlights include
the caves that line the coast of Scarp, and the mountain backdrop to
the sea lochs north of Huisinis. Then there is the wild rocky loch
encrusted east coast of Harris, which leads on to the beautiful
studded Sound of Harris.
Finally there is the beach fringed west coast
one passes Toe Head the full glory of Harris opens
Taransay, the beaches at Horgabost and
Sellebost and the high
mountains as a
Not a journey to be taken
that will stay with