Scotland- SUP Expedition
When and where do I need to be?
Your journey begins in Mallaig which is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland
Day 1 (Morning) – Thu 14th May – Arrive Mallaig 10:00am
Intro, final brief, kit check, issue food, short journey to launch site.
Day 1 (Afternoon & Evening)
Into the wilderness for a breathtaking day, setting camp early evening – food provided by Anturio.
After breakfast we set off for a full days paddle and portage making camp early evening. We will provide breakfast, all snacks, lunch and evening meals. We will now be DEEP into the Scottish wilderness
Following breakfast we pack up and head out for a long day and more amazing views. Arriving early evening in a small village which boasts some of the finest scenery in Scotland. All this set in of the last true areas of wilderness in the UK. This evening we have a farewell meal (at your cost) in one of the eateries in the village and a few drinks.
Day 4 – Sun 17th May – Arrive Mallaig approx 13:00
We make a short journey after breakfast to the pier where we board the ferry for an hours cruise back to Mallaig. We then sadly say farewell for our journey home.
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View the highlights from our 2019 trip in the video below
The journey is designed to cater for all levels of paddlers, building the distance daily. You will need to be comfortable paddling up to 5 hours a day with breaks.
We will be using a mixture of campsites and hostels (you may wish to book a B and B in Inverie).
There are several ways to get to Mallaig, our meeting point. There are options to fly into either Glasgow or Inverness, then hire car or train.
All food for expedition will be purchased before the start. Participants will be required to carry their own food (along with equipment). We will cook evening meals together which is all part of the expedition experience.
Your safety is paramount, we use a 1:4 ratio. Our trip leaders are highly qualified WSA Expedition and Adventure guides with advanced first aid qualifications. They are experienced operating in wilderness areas. Leashes and buoyancy aids must be worn at all times on the water, unless instructed differently by the WSA guide.
A full equipment list will be sent on booking. We are happy for you to bring your own SUP but it must be able to carry equipment and you must be comfortable on it in choppy water. Having the right equipment is really important and if you are bringing your own board you must contact us to advise us of the make and model. We will advise on suitability. We can help by hiring you suitable boards. We insist on coiled leashes and buoyancy aids and can help if required.
The other little touches that really make it a GREAT TRIP
Selected photos of your day, hot beverages in the great outdoors and of course a movie of you in action so you can remember this for ever… and of course show off to friends and family
An Adventure for the greater GOOD
We always give a small percentage of our profits to the Goodwash Foundation to fund projects that help improve the lives of people and animals. Click here to find out more
Suggested Kit List
You will know what you are comfortable paddling in, the water will be cold and weather can change quickly.
Off the water we will be loving outside so warm clothes will be required as this is a coastal/mountain environment.
It is essential that your kit is packed in dry bags and remains completely dry.
We help with connecting your dry bags to your board securely.
Your Board and Leash – The Board needs to be suitable for long distances and carrying equipment front and back.
We know that this is sometimes a concern for our clients so we can help if you have any questions or queries in this area.
We can provide advise on whether your board is suitable and also provide suitable rental equipment (at extra cost) if required.
If you have any questions or queries on the above, please email us at:
To have a great experience AND most importantly a safe trip with us, we need you to have.:
Intro to SUP Course completed
You have completed an introduction to SUP course or have previous SUP experience
PLUS – You are what we call a “Level 2 paddler”
You have paddle boarded quite a few times and feel comfortable and in control standing and paddling on a SUP Board. You’re keen to explore and paddle further and you’re comfortable on slightly choppy water. You can turn the board and self recover.
If you are unsure with any of the above or would just like to discuss anything with us then we’d love to hear from you. We’re a friendly and approachable team who want to give you the best experience out there.
Need us to help with some more SUP Experience?
If you’d love to come on this adventure but maybe feel you’re not quite ready yet with your SUP paddling. We can definitely help with this too, with a range of ACCELERATED SUP options
MIN 6 clients to run this trip
Travel to Mallaig (Start point is not included)
Flexibility on timing and exact locations (as these sometimes can be weather and shuttle dependent)
Over 18’s only
Terms and conditions apply
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