50 years of adventure and life-changing experiences in beautiful isolation, 1969 – 2019

Ridgway Adventure · Adults and families
Sea kayaking for the day

Ridgway Adventure offers sea kayaking days for adults and families with children 8 years old and up. This really is the perfect place to sample sea kayaking for the first time or develop your skills. Each sea kayaking day is tailored to your experience and weather conditions. There is no need to capsize; we aim to keep you warm and dry all day!

Your sea kayaking day.

If you are new to kayaking, we will help you to learn skills to paddle your own kayak around the sheltered sea loch, with its islands, birdlife and seals. Stopping at a remote beach for lunch and exploring further in the afternoon.

For those with more experience, we venture further, exploring the fjord like Loch Laxford open to the Atlantic, with many rocky bays, islands, sea cliffs and pebbly beaches.

Hear about how people lived in the past and how crofters live today around the sea loch, a remote fringe of Europe. Learn about our different seaweeds, shellfish and sea birds, all with stunning mountain views of Ben Stack, Arkle and Foinaven as your backdrop.

If you wish, it is possible to paddle to Ardmore, the remote crofting township where the Ridgway’s have lived for over 50 years, to view John Ridgway’s Atlantic Rowing boat that he rowed across the north Atlantic with Chay Blyth in 1966 and Rebecca Ridgway’s kayak that she paddled becoming the first woman to kayak round Cape Horn in 1992.

We paddle back to the adventure school for hot showers, tea and home baking.

Sea kayaking days are led by our experienced guides. Their skills and knowledge will ensure your safety while allowing you to enjoy the activities and the natural beauty of our remote wilderness environment. All specialist and safety equipment is provided.

Which day?

We usually offer sea kayaking days on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, but we are flexible, so please do enquire if you wish to take part on a different day.

To book and prices

Please telephone or email in advance to check availability.
Adults £80
8-15 year olds £55

Getting to us

We are situated between Scourie and Rhiconich, just off the A838, two hours north of Inverness, 70 minutes north of Ullapool and 20 minutes south of Durness. Detailed directions will be given at time of booking.

‘We had an excellent day... it will prove to have been the highlight of our two-week holiday’

‘Many, many thanks for the kayaking on Saturday. It was brilliant!’

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