Sea kayaking offers the opportunity to see the regions wildlife up close – seals, porpoises, sea eagles, otters, oyster catchers and much more. Loch Linnhe offers a variety of sea kayaking opportunities. There is a tide race at the Corran Narrows, where the ferry crosses to Ardgour and Ardnamurchan and at the North end of Lismore, there is a proper Highland Castle which you can paddle under - Castle Stalker.

Kayaks can easily be launched at the bottom of the garden

In addition slightly further afield Lochaber's west Highland coastline is blessed with a great diversity of paddling areas, which will keep the excited beginner to seasoned sea kayaker happy and content - sandy beaches, sea cliffs, mystical isles, remote sea lochs and scenic mountain backdrops.

Arisaig – fantastic sandy beaches, rugged reefs, seals in abundance - quite simply a magical sea kayaking area.

Knoydart – The UK’s last wilderness? Loch Hourn and Loch Nevis offer the sea kayaker a remote journeying experience.

Loch Sunart – A majestic but yet sheltered fjord in the heart of the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

Small Isles – The Isles of Canna, Muck, Rum and Eigg, offer the committed sea kayaker a challenge to paddle out to them and explore around their varied coastlines. Look out for the basking sharks!

Loch Ailort – Sheltered waters at it’s north easterly end leads out to the rocky skerries of Smirisary and the sandy harbour at Samalaman Island.

Ardnamurchan Point – A trip under the cliffs of the most Westernly point of mainland UK or a paddle around rocky shores and bright white sandy beaches at Sanna.

Loch Leven – Stunning backdrop of Glencoe’s mighty mountains and the burial isles of the Macdonald’s who were slaughtered in the famous Glencoe massacre after the Jacobite uprising. For kayakers wishing to use the tides to their favour, the tide flows quickly under the Ballachulish road bridge leading them out to Loch Linnhe.