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National Kayak School

Oban is one of the premier Sea Kayaking Destinations in the World with numerous sheltered areas for beginners & tideraces for experts, and superb scenery and wildlife. Scotland has 40% of the sea birds in Europe, plus porpoises, dolphins, otters, seals, deer & even whales.What a great place to start!

We look forward to passing on our enthusiasm & expertise to everyone that joins us whether absolute beginners or very experienced kayakers. When its warm families have a great time with children as young as 10yrs in special kids kayaks or in doubles with a parent either for a day or 1/2day. For adult we run great trips from 1 day to 6 days long sometimes based in luxury hotels and others out camping or even a mix of the two.

Email us to discuss your idea of a great time out on the water. We are out on the water all year round and have had some fantastic days out in the depths of winter.

Oban is in the enviable position of having the dam controlled white water River Awe on its doorstep, which releases at a great beginner/intermediate level all summer long. We offer fun adventurous tasters and full introductory & intermediate white water kayaking courses.

We can help to organise all aspects of your visit to Scotland & the Oban area in particular. NB we also offer an outfitting service so that those experienced kayakers can be supplied with all the equipment they need for a trip anywhere on the West Coast of Scotland. We also have the largest Sea Kayak Shop in the UK "Sea Kayak Oban" and on days out you can try any of their 40 demo sea kayaks.

National Kayak School’s Director Stuart Wagstaff was born just above the high water mark on the West Coast of Scotland. He has been a Level 5 Coach for over 25 years working on 4 continents including 1st Descents of the 2 longest rivers in the Himalayas of Nepal.

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  • National Kayak School
  • 8 Argyll Street
  • Oban
  • Argyll
  • PA34 5SG
  • Contact: Stuart Wagstaff
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1631 565 310