Paddling gives you the best seat in the house for viewing coastal wildlife and stunning vistas, and Oban is a kayaker’s heaven. Terminus of the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail, voted as one of the 10 Best Reasons to Visit Scotland, Oban boasts a group of easily accessible launch sites at key points along a route that links Helensburgh in the south-east with Oban in the north-west.
At 150 km long in eight sections, the trail boasts some cracking spots, and, while we might be a bit biased, we think the Oban leg has some of the best. From the legendary Corryvrecken whirlpool to Cuan Sound to the Isle of Easdale, the Argyll Kayak Trail will reward you with thrilling spots, as well as calm areas. You can spot otters, porpoise, dolphins, sea eagles, herons, ducks geese and many more of the west’s fantastic wildlife.
(Always check weather conditions, be prepared and kayak within your limits.)