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“A perfect day - great company, wonderful weather and FIVE otters”
Review of Sea Kayak Plockton

Sea Kayak Plockton
Ranked #3 of 3 things to do in Plockton
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Owner description: The idyllic village of Plockton and its sheltered waters provide one of the best locations in Scotland for learning and improving your kayak skills, under the guidance of Alison French, a fully qualified sea kayak instructor.Sea kayaking out of Plockton enables you to experience breathtaking panoramic views of the Isle of Skye, Applecross and Torridon mountains and reach coral beaches only accessible by boat. Wildlife is abundant and journeying by kayak will give you the special opportunity to explore the fascinating coastline and get close up to otters, seals and even porpoise. We also explore the Isle of Skye’s remote and inaccessible coastline, with its Cuillin mountains providing a spectacular backdrop. Here we may see basking shark and Minke whales. The sea around the Isle of Skye presents the kayaker with an array of conditions to hone skills and play in. The Atlantic tides squeeze through the narrows of Kylerhea and Kyle of Lochalsh presenting the more experienced paddler with rougher water to practice techniques.You will be equipped with top quality sea kayaks, paddles, clothing and safety gear, and will receive expert tuition in a guaranteed small group environment. Coaching is highly personalised and professional, with your safety and comfort paramount. Your day will be tailored to your needs so that your sea kayak experience is an exceptional one.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“A perfect day - great company, wonderful weather and FIVE otters”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Visiting the west coast of Scotland? You have to go seakayaking it's the best way to see this most beautiful part of the world. We were extremely lucky - we had absolutely perfect weather. But I have no doubt whatever the weather, you will be in capable hands with Alison and her team! Whether it's improving your kayaking skills, kayaking for the first time or journeying to explore the coast you will not be disappointed. We certainly wasn't with a perfect lunch spot, getting to see FIVE otters and doing a bit of exploring. It was the best seakayaking we have ever done - and we have done quite a bit (Norway, Canada and Hong Kong Islands). Highly recommend this activity and hope to come back soon!

1 Thank Olwen C
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67 reviews
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“Another Stunning Kayaking Experience”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We returned to Plockton very recently and had pre-booked another day tuition with Alison.
Despite the October weather, we started off, and soon were enjoying ourselves and improving our (limited) skills. Alison added to her last session with us by introducing new levels of technique which was great.

The Autumn sun shone and highlighted the sea and lanscapes perfectly with rich colour, and we saw curious seals and numerous birds too.

A brliiant day, thank you Alison, we will return!

Visited October 2013
2 Thank plocktonboy
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“Best Day Out”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

My wife and I wanted to try sea kayaking as we hope to take it up soon. Our days tuition with Alison was brilliant. She is a fantastic tutor and really knows how to instil confidence in her pupils. From my first dealings with her over the internet to finally meeting her I knew we had made the right choice. We really didn't want the day to end. Plockton is a magical location for kayaking and Alison ensures you come away enthused and smiling. Thank you Alison.

Malcolm and Rachel, Sussex, UK

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Malcolm56Crowborough
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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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“St.Kilda sea kayaking trip June 2013”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

My son and I have just enjoyed a most memorable activity holiday visiting the Isles of St.Kilda, The Monach Isles and Taransay, organised by Alison French and Murty Campbell. The MV Cuma of Island Cruises in Uig, Isle of Lewis was our mothership for the week. It is a sturdy, no frills but honest boat with a very friendly and professional crew who made our stay safe and so enjoyable. The weather was mixed ranging from beautiful weather and calmish seas at St.Kilda allowing us to kayak around Hilta and visit the settlement at Village Bay to a choppy 4 hour crossing to The Monachs which a few of my fellow passengers will remember for a little while. The best part for me were the new friends we have made and whose company very much made the week so memorable. You must appreciate that the weather is such a controlling factor of the success of trips in the Western Isles and on balance believe we were very lucky, and consider we have had exceptional value for money.
This is our third visit to kayak with Alison and Sea Kayak, Plockton, and look forward to our fourth... as for the Flap Jacks ....awesome

Visited June 2013
Thank rhiw-bach
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“Great intro to sea kayaking!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

I know it was early in the season and very quiet but my kids had a great time with the sea kayaks.
The man is charge was really friendly and helpful - and we were very lucky as the sea was so still and calm that this was the perfect way to start. They even have slightly bigger boats that take an adult and a small child, and these have a see-through panel in the bottom so the little one can look at the see below.
This was also amazing value for money and I would definitely recommend.

Visited April 2013
Thank mumof3noisyones
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