- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Sept 17-24th –
September 17-24: 8 days / 7 nights.
£750 per person
What to Expect
This is your chance to join us on an expedition style journey through the rugged waters of the Orkney Isles. Filled with history, this wild remote and challenging archipelago is some of the UK’s finest, sea kayaking. Towering cliffs, lighthouses, white sand beaches and countless wildlife, the options are endless. With countless stretches of iconic coastline to choose from and explore there is always an option for a real adventure.
It is not our intent to ‘beast’ you on our trips, distance is not our primary focus. We’d like to foster an explorative outlook to take advantage of exploring the many wonders of this incredible coast, be that coastal caves and geos, headlands and lighthouses, bays or tidal races.
Our first day we will meet at Gills bay in time for the early ferry to St Margaret’s Hope. Aboard the ferry, we will share our plans and itinerary to fit the conditions, deciding our route together. Our outset plan is to journey ‘expedition’ style, packing our food and equipment in our kayaks for a linear journey from A-B, wild camping along the way, however we may also base from one point and branch outward if this makes better sense to the present conditions, this may involve using local campsites at times if required to do so.
We will foster a team ethos from the outset, and all trip planning and tidal calculations will of course always be shared and chatted through as a group throughout the expedition, and coaching and instruction in tidal planning will be available. Whilst we encourage you to provide your own kayak and camp equipment for this trip, we can, upon request, provide kayaking equipment, tents and sleeping mats. We do ask you to provide your own food and cooking equipment.
Who the trip is for
This is a moderately committing trip to a remote part of the UK out into the Atlantic, so you will be a confident “Intermediate +” sea kayaker who has done lots of paddling in stronger winds (force 4+) and swell (a metre or more), with a pretty reliable roll and or self rescue. You will be comfortable paddling up to 30km distances in a day. You will also be well practiced at wild camping and outdoor cooking your own food. Contact us if you are unsure as to whether or not this trip is appropriate for you.