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Guided Sea Kayak tours based around Port Ellen, Isle of Islay. We also offer guided Fat Bike tours too
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Port Ellen PA42 7DF, Scotland
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+44 7973 725456
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All reviews half day trip sea birds different perspective great morning great guide saw seals fat bikes easy company high winds longer trip peaceful scenery excellent knowledge beautiful bay great activity many thanks homemade flapjacks brilliant experience
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Dave took us out kayaking around Port Ellen and we all had a great time. We loved the seals, hot chocolate, flapjacks and paddling around a beautiful bay. Our 10 year-old sons loved the experience!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vikki B
DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Vikki, Many thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure and your boys were amazing! Well done all. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

Reviewed 29 September 2018

Having never kayaked before, Dave got us paddling away confidently in no time and covering more water than we would have thought possible for a first trip. An excellent instructor and good fun with it. Would highly recommend his half day course.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fiona R
DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Fiona It was a pleasure to show you the delights of sea kayaking in this great location on Islay. So glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you back soon. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Can’t recommend this highly enough, party of four novice kayakers spent a morning under Dave’s tuition. Plenty to see and even managed a wee dram half way through the morning. Thanks to Dave and his lovely wife for giving us all such a memorable experience...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alymandy
DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Many thanks for the great and kind words, it was a pleasure to get you out despite the breezy conditions.

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We met Dave and went Fat biking through some hills and a huge beautiful beach called Big Strand. There, we rode right next along the sand right to the waves feeling the refreshing breeze and even crossed s few little riverd. On our way we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank suriel m
DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Guys, thank you for a great review, it was a pleasure. The photo is prefect too thanks

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We did a half day kayak with Dave and visited the skerries. It was a fantastic experience and we thoroughly enjoyed being on the water and seeing some of the wildlife-seals, an otter, hills, herons, curlews -and also the distilleries from a different perspective. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laurie3B
DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Laurie, many thanks, glad to have been able to get oyu out on the water. Hope to see you both again soon. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Just had an excellent half day with Dave - he was a great guide and we had a lovely trip out to the skerries off Lagavulin and Ardbeg -loads of seals and sea birds - great kit, instruction and chat! Would certainly recommend and definitely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Conival99
DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks for the kind review. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Great fun! Amazing views out to sea and the fat bikes made covering more ground on the beach a real pleasure. Ride made even more dramatic in high winds with sand blowing across the beach and crashing waves on the other side. Would highly recommend...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ramsay M
DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Ramsay, yes it was magical with the sand blowing across the beach! Thank you for your kind words. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

Reviewed 10 August 2018

We booked a half day kayaking trip with David, fairly last minute, and we were so pleased he could squeeze us in. Me and my husband had a great time kayaking and felt really safe, not being experienced at kayaking. David took us to a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jammy987
DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

All part of the experience, so glad you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again soon. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

Reviewed 9 August 2018

We had a fantastic time with Dave (James and Steven). There were 10 of us for a stag party. We were very well looked after and Dave, James and Steven were very professional and made a very entertaining day for all of us. I would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Samuel H
DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

It was a pleasure, hope to see you all again soon, well maybe not all together! Dave & team @ Kayak Wild Islay

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely to get out on to the water, under Dave’s expert instruction my nine year old quickly built up his confidence kayaking around a beautiful bay where we saw seals and an otter. We had warm sun and a bit of rain but all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 364Brod
DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Glad you enjoyed it, it was a great morning on the water. You should both do more kayaking at home, natural paddlers! Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

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erinmoore078
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Response from DaveProtherough | Property representative |
Sadly no, not without an adult. Why not join the fun!
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sarahkg81
18 January 2017|
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Sarah, it really depends on the kids and the time of year / weather . My youngest paddler to date was a very determined 5 year old so it is possible. Biggest issue would be suitable sized wetsuits and jackets as we have a... More
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