Top Ten United Kingdom Classic Adventures

Sea Kayak the Outer Hebrides

Paddling around the deserted islands of the Outer Hebrides, camping on uninhabited sandy beaches, and watching the sun go down over the wild Atlantic through the Sound of Harris: this would be wonderful enough. But to venture out among pods of porpoises, dolphins, and minke whales, or perhaps even migratory bands of killer whales, watching them leap into the air—this is truly the stuff of fantasy. You can be a complete kayaking beginner for this trip, which exposes you to wild ocean, deserted mountain islands, long sandy beaches, wildlife, seabirds, and the great, empty silence of the sounds. You'll also learn how to read the tides, currents, and the caprice of the open sea.

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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