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 west
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
WILd Mull Intermediate
8th - 13th May 2023 FULL
6 days of kayaking aimed at intermediate paddlers wanting to enjoy a wilderness expedition.
6 day trip, with 6 days of kayaking
2024 Dates TBC
Paddlers with 5+ days' previous sea kayaking experience.
Paddlers with a fitness level to cover 20km a day.
Happy to paddle in some wind and waves.
Inspired to wild camp, and happy to live without regular campsite facilities.
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 on the strong tidal currents.
The islands and Lochs around Mull will not fail to deliver incredible wildlife encounters.
Scotland is well known for its 'Right to Roam' Act. This allows us to explore the vast coastline of lochs and islands, pulling up our kayaks at the end of each day and wild camping on beaches and shorelines we've found.
We will carry everything we need in our kayaks, from tents to food supplies. The ability to land and camp anywhere opens up many possibilities of where we can explore, traveling to remote hidden corners or uninhabited islands.
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.
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 last 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.
If you have any questions about the expedition or would like more information you can contact us