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Address: Unit 1, Industr. est., Pier Road, HS5-3UA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1859 520486
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Description: Harris Outdoor Adventure Centre offers activities to enrich your stay on...
Harris Outdoor Adventure Centre offers activities to enrich your stay on the Isle of Harris. We provide trips and tuition in the following activities: Sea/surf kayaking, Sailing and Land yachting (beach sailing). Furthermore HOA provides: MTB hire, Fishing rod hire and wet suit hire.
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Excellent Introduction to Sea Kayaking

We booked half a day sea kayaking whilst on our Honeymoon in the Outer Hebrides. Neither of us had used sea kayaks before and we found that Bart was a great instructor, he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Helen M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

We booked half a day sea kayaking whilst on our Honeymoon in the Outer Hebrides. Neither of us had used sea kayaks before and we found that Bart was a great instructor, he explained all the bits of kit really clearly, got in the water really quickly and taught us different techniques as we went, we spent most of the... More 

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Wargrave, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went kayaking with Bart for a morning in April. He was professional, knowledgable and great company. The trip was totally bespoke, and he was happy to do as much or as little as we were comfortable with. It's also worth mentioning that he took time to explain everything clearly, so we both felt safe at all times while out... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Hired some bikes for the day, were given maps and all equipment needed and the owners had great advice on routes. We were back earlier than they thought so we even got a part refund!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Went fishing and sea kayaking with Bart. The sun shone and the weather was great. Bart was a great host and the equipment was top notch. He takes his time and explains everything, especially with the sea kayaking as we were complete amateurs. Had a great time and would totally recommend both Bart and the centre.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We rang quite last minute and Bart offered a 6-9pm slot the following day. We were a family of 4 and decided it might be fun. Well, we had such awesome weather! The sunset was amazing and the water as a still as a mill pool. Bart is excellent. Spent time with all of us individually making sure we were... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Don't pass this place by without having a go! The Sound of Harris is an awesome location for sea kayaking, with loads of potential options, whether it be for beginners or the more advanced. Bart, the instructor/owner, is highly knowledgeable in this area, and will be able to make the most of any day, regardless of the conditions. His relaxed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We've never been kayaking before so were not sure what to expect. But Bart gave us a very clear intro and it was just the best morning out, pottering around the skerries by Leverburgh surrounded by seals. Felt very safe, good kit provided and he's sent us photos too. Vv recommended!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was my birthday treat during our week on Harris. Both me and my fiance had only every taken canoes out on still lochs once or twice before, so sea-kayaking was a new challenge. Bart was great, we did a lot considering we were beginners, but I never felt overwhelmed or scared (maybe a little of the open sea at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My Wife and I enjoyed a superb afternoon of sea kayaking in the sound of Harris courtesy of Bart and Harris Outdoor adventure. Given that it was March we had low expectations of the weather, but aside from a brisk wind, the sun was out and we were really quite warm in the new, well kept and well looked after... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Bart was great, talked us through the whole thing equipment etc and instilled confidence in our group of first time kayakers. Bart made sure we were ok at all times and talked us through our route around the Sound of Harris with some lovely bits of local knowledge thrown in too for interest. Really felt we all gained confidence as... More 

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