A fantastic way to get out on the water is in a kayak, especially during Scotland's Year of West Coast Waters.
Oban, one of the world’s premiere sea kayaking destinations, is a terminus for the Argyll Kayak Trail, which runs along 150 km of majestic coastline, lochs, kyles and islands amongst porpoises, otters, sea eagles, seals and more. You can tackle the entire trail or take an easier paddle on the sections near Oban, which is also on the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail on the “Lord of the Isles” section that goes to Mallaig.
Need some help? Seafreedom Kayak Oban runs trips around Mull, Iona, Colonsay, Jura and more, and, for experienced paddlers, the more challenging Falls of Lora and the Gulf of Corryvreckan. For the kayak newbie, Tony Hammock and his team offer courses for all levels. If you didn’t bring your kayak or gear, don’t worry; you can hire whatever you need, including single and tandem sea kayak rental and full sea outfitting.
Put a sea kayak holiday in Oban & Lorn on your adventure bucket list and explore Argyll by coast, the way it's meant to be seen!