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Mountain and Sea Guides - Day Tours

Applecross IV54 8LN, Scotland
+44 1520 744394
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1/2 day kayak with kids

We had a fabulous morning with Mike yesterday on a 1/2 day introduction to Kayaking session in the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Five days of beautiful kayaking and wild camping

Stunning surroundings for an amazing five days of kayaking. Mike took us from beginners to paddling... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Gabriel L
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Mountain and Sea Guides is based in Applecross running all year round adventure activity on the great sea lochs and mountains of NW Scotland. We also take our staff and expertise overseas running sea kayak expeditions in the British Columbia wilderness in Canada, the jaw dropping scenery of the Arctic Norwegian Lofoten Islands and in the warm Dalmatian Islands of Croatia. SUMMER - sea kayak, climbing, mountainwalking, gorge walking and more: Our summer season is split between a variety of sea kayaking trips, all aimed at beginner and intermediate level, and summer hill walking and mountaineering. We run shorter 2 hour and half day sessions for people who want a taste of the activity, to enjoy time together and to see the true beauty of the area. Alternatively, join a weekend introduction or 5 day long expedition for more experience and more exposure to Scotland's hidden secrets. WINTER - climbing, mountaineering, safety training, skills, mountainwalking, snowholing & we're still open for sea kayaking!: In the winter our attention turns firmly towards winter mountaineering allowing a year of seasonally adventurous activities from half day trips to full multi day expeditions. With some of the greatest challenges right on our doorstep, and guides who have been working in the area all their lives, you'll be guaranteed a week of exhilaration, learning, superb wilderness scenery and self achievement. GROUPS - young, old, all abilities, individuals, couples, groups of friends or family, workplace groups, university groups, military, fire, police: Our groups are made up of outdoor enthusiasts from all over the UK, Europe and further afield experiencing the best that Scottish mountain and sea based activity has to offer. We're fortunate to be based in the most varied part of the Highlands benefiting from the gulf stream and a geological history which has created skylines and seascapes which make Applecross and Wester Ross an outdoor adventurers playground. We can cater for groups of friends and families to single people who are interested in meeting new people and doing something unique with their leisure time. We've had adventurers as young as seven and as old as eighty and people with disability. Very few of our activities are unattainable and we can design programmes to suit any group based on our set themes on our various web pages. If you want to get a group of family, friends or a workplace group exclusively onto any activity experience all you have to do is email us, tell us what you'd like, how many days you'd prefer and some ideas around your aspirations - we'll get back to you with a trip design and costs. INSTRUCTORS - chosen for their ability to be safe, informative, friendly and able to work with a huge variety of people: Our instructors are qualified within the different disciplines demanded by each type of activity. As such we are governed by the safe practices of the national bodies the British Canoe Union and the UKMTA, AMI. Our staff have up to the minute wilderness first aid training and certification and Mountain & Sea Guides has been awarded the Investor in People Award twice, for our commitment to training, working practices and standards.
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Applecross IV54 8LN, Scotland
+44 1520 744394
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous morning with Mike yesterday on a 1/2 day introduction to Kayaking session in the gloriously sheltered Applecross bay. Our kids ranged from 6-13 and all 3 enjoyed it though the 6 year old mainly enjoyed looking at the views. I would...More

Thank Eightytwenty
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Stunning surroundings for an amazing five days of kayaking. Mike took us from beginners to paddling off for a three day excursion with a lot of patience and took a great deal of care teaching us the basics very thoroughly. He has exceptional knowledge about...More

Thank Gabriel L
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We went as a family of 5 - a great activity as actually the children did better than Mum! Richard was our instructor and was very patient with us and taught us how to kayak in our 2 hour session. We had a great time...More

Thank Teash18
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Just got back from a 5 day sea kayaking trip with Mike and had a fantastic time. We had done a little bit of paddling before but not in sea kayaks. Mike was a brilliant instructor and took us through the core and intermediate skills...More

Thank PippaLB
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Could not recommend this trip more highly. Perfect balance of two days of tuition in the bay with the comfort of a pub and real bed followed by a 3 day wild camping expedition. Mike was an excellent instructor - clearly highly experienced, very patient...More

Thank Amelia C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We booked a four hour trip. After a clear instruction session we were soon on the water being put through our paces by our excellent and friendly guide. We then paddled off around the coast, a brief glimpse of an otter made it all the...More

Thank mtsutton2016
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our half day kayak trip. The weather was slightly brighter after a night of wind and rain. I'd worried that it might all get cancelled but our instructor, Mike, was able to take us by van down the coast slightly to a...More

Thank 783sophie
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked the half day sea-kayaking and we really loved it. The weather wasn't great so Ritchie put us in a kayak for 2, which was good. There was one other couple there for a 2 hour session too. We had a...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Cannot recommend Mike, Lyndsey and especially our kayak instructor Iain more highly. We were a group with mixed strengths and skills we all gained from targeted tuition and Iain's thoroughly competent and friendly manner That the weather and scenery was stunning made the day of...More

Thank Cervus2014
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Iain was a great instructor ;very informative and patient. We really enjoyed our day out to near Culduie although hard going out into the wind , we saw cormorants and various birds . On the wAy back ,with the wind behind us and the tide...More

1  Thank lizzielamb
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