Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Always wanted to try sea kayaking but never taken the plunge? Come and spend a day (or two) experiencing this exciting activity in a beautiful setting whilst gaining expert and very patient guidance.

Develop your paddle skills and confidence in sheltered lochs and bays of the western isles.

Most of our courses are based from Oban, but further details can be confirmed closer to the date.sible experience for you

Sea Kayak developers

A one or two day course for those with some prior experience in kayaks. We will run a exciting skills based program, guaranteed to support your decision making process a and also hone your skills.

The course will give you e experience of a broader selection of tidal conditions and sea states and help you to learn how harness the energy of the sea instead of battling against it. All of this with an amazing highland backdrop and beautiful Scottish beaches.

Sea kayak weeks

Our sea kayak trips provide adventure holidays to some of the world’s great paddling destinations. All sea kayak weeks and expeditions are run in Scotland as we believe this is the best sea kayaking location in the country. You don’t need to build up your carbon footprint in your escape ‘from the madding crowd’ when you have such wonders on your own doorstep. Previous trips and expeditions have been to the Isle of Skye, Isle of Bute, Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides south of Oban. Experience Scotland’s western isles at their best with huge sandy beaches and abundant wildlife. Paddle alongside seals, porpoises and even whales, so make sure your waterproof cameras are handy.

Bespoke sea kayak coaching and guiding

Cannot find what you are looking for?

If you would like personalised coaching, guiding or specific requirements to get the most from your sea kayak then we will be more than happy to listen to particular . We will wish to assess your current standard and aspirations in order to provide the best possible experience for you

Price structure

£200 a day for up to 4 people. £250 for up to 6 people

Developer courses

£225 a day, for up to 4 people. £275 for up to 6 people


5 day trip £425 per person (minimum 4 people unless it is a private course)


Great instructor, Patient and informative teacher. Great at explaining things clerely and really helped me feel more ready for my ML assessment.
Alex Monnington, Mountain Leader refresher
Just spent the weekend doing an ML refresher training with Gareth. What an absolutely amazing experience! Learnt so much from Gareth. He is friendly, approachable and despite me struggling with contour interpretation and rope work he had a lot of patience and simplified his explanations in a way that was easy for me to digest. Gareth’s training really made a lot of things that I previously struggled with, suddenly click! Not only did I learn a lot, he taught in such a way that it was actually incredibly enjoyable, despite it being a training. Thank you again Gareth. Definitely one of the best instructors out there!
Seemed Asghar, Mountain Leader refresher
Me and my girlfriend had a chance to spend two days with Garreth in May 2018 in Snowdonia as part of a trad climbing course and it was an amazing experience. Garreth is a patient teacher as well as a very pleasant companion so we had a great time together. We were not entirely new to climbing but we learned a lot. Many thanks, Garreth, we can only recommend you.
Andrei Ada, Multipitch trad climbing course
Me and my friend had a two days trad climbing course with Gareth in Snowdonia. He was a very patient and knowledgable instructor. I felt safe at all times and the pace of learning / using new techniques was just right for us. Absolutely recommended! Thanks Gareth
Multipitch trad climbing course
An outstanding instructor who will ensure a fun learning experience in a safe environment.
Mark Pollitt, Climbing wall Award training

We had a great weekend with Gareth in Wales and feel confident with what we have learned during the course. Garreth was very responsive with route choices to suite our skill levels and the weather. He kept it interesting and challenging but at the same time nicely balanced. After the course he was happy to answer any questions and give advice on gear crags etching. 100% recommended!

Multipitch trad climbing course

I had a great day out at Symonds Yat with Garreth on a trad climbing course. I had no previous experience of climbing outdoors but by the end of the day I had completed my first lead climb! I was absolutely thrilled, I would definitely recommend Garreth as an instructor. He answered all of my questions and filled me with confidence to complete my first climb.

Learn to lead trad climbing course
Thanks to Garreth Stockton @G2Adventure for some super days out nav training. I wouldn’t have got this far if it weren’t for you, after my last course I was so low and when we went out the missing parts of the puzzle fitted. If I hadn’t have gone out with you I’m not sure my assessment outcome would have been as positive. I passed.
Melissa Bacon (@ MB Mountain Adventures), Mountain Leader refresher