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Kayak Wild Islay

Port Ellen PA42 7DF, Scotland
+44 7973 725456
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Excellent trip

Dave was a great guide and the trip was excellent. Had been river kayaking before but never in a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
margie_may
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Kayak Wild Islay

We had a great morning on Saturday 7th July with Dave who took us around and beyond the bay in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John F
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“half day trip” (5 reviews)
“great morning” (5 reviews)
“sea birds” (4 reviews)
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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"saw seals"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dave was a great guide and the trip was excellent. Had been river kayaking before but never in a larger ocean kayak. Wetsuits and gear are provided. Entire family loved the trip. Paddled from Port Ellen to Laphroig, stopped to have a dram and some...More

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DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Margie Thank you for your kind review, yes the seals were a bit elusive! Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great morning on Saturday 7th July with Dave who took us around and beyond the bay in front of Port Ellen. My partner and I had a great experience and would highly recommend Dave as a first class teacher, who made us...More

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DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

John & Jill It was a pleasure, shame we didnt see quite as much wildlife as normal but hey its wild not a zoo I guess! Thanks for the kind review, hope to see you both again soon. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dave very kindly Emailed me a gift voucher to give our son and he thoroughly enjoyed his half day session with Dave. Islay weather was fab too! Thanks Dave

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DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, it was a pleasure. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dave showed us the bay and the little Island in front of Port Ellen Texa, which was a great experience. Weather was sunny, no wind, water like a bathtub, and gliding on top of the kelp looking into this super clear water was really beautiful....More

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DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Elke & Steffen Thank you it was a pleasure to show you the magic of Texa and its wildlife. So glad you enjoyed your trip. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, mother in law and I had a great half-day kayak with David in June! It was great to have our own private tour and to see places we wouldn’t have been able to outside of the kayak, like the island of Texa. It...More

Thank Rachel M
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DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Rachel and team Many thanks for your kind review, it was a pleasure and the calm seas made it all the better. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day on the water with Dave this week. He was fab accommodating us last minute and was great he tailored the trip to our needs (we were after a leisurely half day trip/not too strenous). He knew we had some experience kayaking before but...More

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DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kirsty, thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure and hope to see you both again very soon. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fantastic experience. With our two adventurous children of 8 and 10 took to the water and immediately saw seals within meters of our kayaks, magical. Paddled around to Swan Pool/bay for a brew (fire started by the kids) and delicious flapjack (thank you...More

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DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Colette Thanks you, you guys were fabulous. Hope to see you all again soon. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really calm day, not many waves, just a gentle cruise towards Laphroaig. Stopped at a beach for a cup of tea and a slice of flapjack to admire the view. Dave, the instructor, is super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about Islay and it's wildlife....More

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DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tom, thank you it was a pleasure, hope to see you again very soon. The brew and Emma's flapjack always make it special. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

The half day spent with Dave kayaking around Port Ellen was way too short. As a complete novice, Dave introduced me to some sea kayaking skills as we played amongst the skerries on a day when the weather was really fantastic. Dave made it fun...More

Thank C E
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DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Chris, you are most welcome, lets hope the conditions are different next time to test your new found skills! Thanks for the kind words. Dave @ Kayak Wild Islay

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had a perfect paddle with Dave this past week (full day) - he was flexible with our priorities and paddling motivation, and a pleasure to chat with throughout the day! We had an amazing, full week on the West Highland Way and Islay, so...More

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DaveProtherough, Owner at Kayak Wild Islay, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Anne, you and Bradley were an inspiration, well done both. Thank you for the kind words it was a pleasure to take you out kayaking to see Islay and all it has to offer. Hope to see you both again very soon. Dave @ Kayak...More

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erinmoore078
13 July 2018|
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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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Response from DaveProtherough | Property representative |
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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