Due to Covid-19 restrictions explorations are currently limited to experienced sea kayakers (BCU 3* certification or equivalent).
November to March:
Exploration by kayak: £95 / day or £60 / half day - per person (2 to 4 people). Equipment included.
Exploration on foot: £60 / day or £35 / half day - per person (3 to 5 people).
Exploration by car (4x4): £65 to £120 / day or £40 to £70 / half day - per person (2 to 4 people).
April to October:
Exploration by kayak: £140 / day or £90 / half day - per person (2 to 4 people). Equipment included.
Exploration on foot: £80 / day or £50 / half day - per person (3 to 5 people).
Exploration by car (4x4): £85 to £150 / day or £50 to £90 / half day - per person (2 to 4 people).
Please ask and we will do our best to arrange for any specific needs or interests you may have. Solo explorers and large groups can usually be accommodated.
Some explorations are suitable for families - please ask. Children on foot or by car from 6 to 16 years old - half price.
(Photography with Philip: See Loch Visions)
Wild Argyll vouchers make excellent gifts. Please see sample vouchers below.
© Philip Price
Early booking is recommended.
Bookings are secured with a full payment by bank transfer or cheque.
Please use the contact page to make an enquiry. Please see the note below on preparing and Terms and Conditions.
Preparing / Kit
We are happy to help so please ask.
You should come prepared for the wilds and the spectacularly changeable Argyll weather. Sun protection, midge repellent and drinking water are advised. If you are missing anything we may be able to lend it.
Kayakers: We can provide sea kayaks, paddles, buoyancy aids, spray decks, and cags at no extra charge. You will need to provide warm underclothes, waterproof overtrousers and footwear.
Please download, sign and return the booking document at the bottom of the page as a pre-condition of joining one of our kayak trips.
Walkers: You should have waterproofs, wellies or walking boots and gaiters.
We can also provide a packed lunch / supper (with vegetarian options) - please ask. We provide a telescope and field lenses but bring your own binoculars if you can.
We take conservation of and disturbance to the areas we visit seriously and have a zero impact policy. We follow the Scottish Marine Wildlife Watching Code, the Birdwatcher's Code and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
Early starts are best for watching wildlife but we arrange timings to suit you.
You may like to use AA Route Planner to find the best route, time and distance from where you are. Test it with Taynish, Lochgilphead. We will give you the name of the meeting point and local directions at the time. Please be aware that beyond the Crinan Canal you will be driving slowly on single track roads. A click on the map should help orientate you.