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“Absolutely fantastic sea kayaking!!”

Harris Outdoor Adventure Centre
Ranked #3 of 6 Tours in Isle of Harris
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Owner description: 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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Absolutely fantastic sea kayaking!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and confident approach instils confidence in beginners and even a total novice will have a great day out. I found the experience of listening to the seals barking and howling at each other across the Sound magical - don't miss it!

Visited June 2014
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“A fabulous introduction to sea kayaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 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!

Visited June 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“So much fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 first, but soon got used to it!). The 3 hour session we had was a lot a of fun, and it was taken at our pace, so we felt challenged and had a proper sense of acheivement (and achy arms!) afterwards. I would totally do this again. Give it a shot, you won't regret it!

Visited June 2014
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“Honeymoon sea kayaking”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 kit. Everything was provided, including maps and survival gear. The little islands dotted through the Sound make for a great adventure, ducking and weaving between them and spotting/ chasing seals as we went!
On our return we were able to have a warm shower and a cup of tea with Bart and his partner who have built a small but exciting business enterprise here. If we come back this will be on our must do lists again!

Visited March 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Kayaking Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the afternoon went on and we covered a fair distance too (by my standards!), so a nice sense of achievement upon our return. Another of our group hired bikes and found the whole experience great - again Bart was super helpful and really flexible about returning bikes etc. Totally recommended, really hope to come back again soon. Thank you!

Visited June 2014
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