Loch Kayaking, Raasay

Loch Kayaking is a great family fun introduction to kayaking.

A kayak is defined as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. At Raasay House we have a fleet of ‘sit on top’ kayaks which are perfect for beginners as they are incredibly stable and unsinkable crafts. We also have a small number of more traditional styled ‘closed boats’ which we use for teaching skills based sessions or refining paddling techniques.Originally developed by Inuits for hunting in sub Arctic waters kayaking is now recognized as an Olympic sport.

A typical beginners session will include learning about the boats and paddles as well as practicing correct paddling technique before taking to the water to learn the basics of forward paddling and other paddling strokes, which will help you to control your kayak. These skills will be interspersed with games and challenges designed to put your new abilities to the test.

We also offer advanced skills coaching for people wishing to improve their kayaking or follow the British Canoe Unions ‘star’ awards system.

All of our loch kayaking sessions take place a 5-minute walk from Raasay House at Loch a’ Mhuilinn (Home Loch), a small, secluded, scenic 6 foot deep Loch, originally constructed as a water source for Raasay House.

Session Information

• Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

• Age Restriction: Over 8 (or physically capable of handling a paddle- Canoes can be added to this session making it suitable for under 8’s as well)

• Maximum: 12 people

• Equipment Provided: Kayak, Paddle, Wetsuit, Buoyancy Aid

• Equipment Needed: Swimming suit, wet shoes, towel

• Price: £35 per person

loch kayaking on Home Loch , Raasay