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GUIDED SEA KAYAK EXPEDITION
The call for the wild is stronger than ever, that's why we are heading to Scotland. This expedition is a chance to really explore the wonderful Island of Mull!
An abundance of wildlife, incredible geology, and a vast stretch of coastal wilderness. Mull offers us white sandy beaches, stunning wild camping, and an array of coastline to explore, from it's sheltered east coast to its rugged and mountainous wes
ISle Of mull
The Isle of Mull is the second-largest island of the Inner Hebrides and lies off the west coast of Scotland. Known all over the UK thanks to its colourful fishing town of Tobermory, the island's capital and home of children's TV show Balamory. The coastline of Mull is also host to a pair of breeding sea eagles, regular characters of BBC Springwatch.
Who's this trip for
17th - 22nd July 2021 (Space)
6 days of kayaking aimed at those wanting to experience their first sea kayaking expedition.
24th - 29th JULY 2021 (space)
6 days of kayaking aimed at those with previous experience.
7 day trip, with 6 full days of kayaking
Paddlers with 5 days' previous experience kayaking.
Skills around BCU 2* standard.
Paddlers with a fitness level to cover 15-25km a day.
Experience of camping, and happy to live without facilities for a long duration.
If you would like to discuss any of the above requirements, please get in touch. We have training courses running in spring and autumn or 1:1 coaching.
Our expedition will start from a friendly little campsite perched atop a small headland, positioned looking out over the Sound of Mull. Here we will spend our first evening, cooking up some delicious camp food, and a chance to discuss the weather forecast and the best route to take for the conditions.
You'll be involved in route planning and decision making. Each day learning more about navigating the coastline, learning to make good choices for an adventurous day of paddling, whilst also thinking about expedition tactics that will help us explore and see the most of the varied coastline on offer.
Every day we will explore new sections of the coast, paddle beneath towering cliffs, around calm bays and keep our eyes peeled for incredible wildlife. Wild camps will be found each evening, tents pitched, wood collected for a warming campfire, and a hearty meal cooked.
This expedition is a chance to paddle into some of the wildest corners of Scotland. Get away from the regular hotspots and immerse yourself in nature, enjoy beaches inaccessible by others and explore an island in a truly unique way.
The waters around Mull are rich with life. Quiet shorelines provide perfect habitat for elusive sea otters, and the steep cliffs offer amazing breeding ground for the white-tailed sea eagle.
We have been lucky enough to watch pods of dolphin feeding in the Sound of Mull while the fish rush through un the strong tidal currents.
The islands and Lochs around Mull will not fail to deliver incredible wildlife encounters.
With so much wilderness available in Norway wild camping is very accessible. The outdoors is a way of life for Norwegians, and so they are very welcoming to others who want to enjoy their nature. Campsites will depend on how far we travel each day. The beauty of wild camping from a sea kayak means you can find remote spots, inaccessible to others to pitch your tent. We've enjoyed some of the most spectacular sunsets from the beach camps of this expedition.
We will try to ensure each camp has a water source for drinking. Although the water in Norway is thought to be very clean, we still suggest purifying your water with either tablets or a filter.
There will be a very limited toilet or shower facilities while wild camping, be sure to pack a sense of humor for a quick river wash. Evoke will supply toilet bags with all the kit you need. On occasions, we may find a camp with compost toilets
A paddling adventure with Erin connects you with our environment and helps you to find yourself!
Juliet - Teacher
Participants will need to arrive in Oban for 4.30 pm the afternoon of the trip start date. We will meet in Oban near the ferry terminal, ready to catch the late afternoon ferry to Mull. We will depart from Oban around 6 pm on the final day.
What the Price Includes
Evoke's wilderness sea kayaking guide
Sea kayaking safety equipment
All kayaking and camping equipment
Cooking equipment and all expeditions meals
Return ferry to the Isle of Mull
Campsite on the first night.
Price does not Include
Travel to Oban
Meal out on the last evening
Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances
A 25% deposit is required to secure your spot, with the remainder due 6 weeks before the expedition start date. *While the uncertainty that Covid-19 brings final payment will only be collected when we can definitively (or as definitively as possible) say that the trip will run.
If you have any questions about the expedition or would like more information you can contact us