Arisaig SUP Adventure

Arisaig SUP Adventure

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) along the coast at Arisaig is a must-do activity for anyone seeking a thrilling outdoor adventure in Scotland.

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) along the coast at Arisaig is a must-do activity for anyone seeking a thrilling outdoor adventure in Scotland. Located on the west coast of the Highlands, Arisaig is known for its breathtaking natural scenery, crystal-clear waters, and abundant wildlife. SUP is the perfect way to explore this stunning area, providing a unique and unforgettable experience that’s suitable for all skill levels.

As you paddle along the coast of Arisaig, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the rugged coastline, hidden bays, and picturesque islands. You’ll have the chance to explore inlets and spot a range of marine life, including dolphins, seals, and basking sharks (no guarantees but it is highly likely you will at the very least see seals). With the guidance of an experienced instructor, you’ll feel confident and comfortable on the water, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced paddler.

SUP at Arisaig is also an excellent way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. You’ll have the chance to paddle at your own pace, enjoying the scenery and wildlife as you go. And with a range of activities on offer, including sea kayaking, wildlife tours, and island hopping, you can make the most of your time in this stunning natural location.

If you’re ready for a full day of adventure and excitement on the Scottish coast, a stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) day at Arisaig is the perfect choice. Here’s an itinerary for a full-day journey that begins at 10 am and finishes at 3 pm.

10:00 am – Arrival and safety briefing – Your adventure begins at the designated meeting point, where you’ll meet your guide and fellow adventurers. After introductions, you’ll receive a safety briefing and a quick introduction to paddleboarding, covering techniques and safety precautions.

Setting out onto the water – Once you’re comfortable with the equipment, you’ll set out onto the calm (hopefully) and clear waters of Arisaig. You’ll paddle along the shoreline, exploring hidden bays and inlets, and taking in the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding hills and islands.

On Route, you’ll stop for a well-deserved refreshment break either on a beach or maybe a secluded island. You’ll have the chance to rest, take photos, or even enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool waters of the coast.

Continuing the journey after your break, you’ll continue your journey along the shoreline, exploring more of the coast’s hidden gems and searching for any signs of wildlife.

Lunch – As the midday sun beats down (well – we can always hope – but it is Scotland!), you’ll find a perfect spot to stop and enjoy lunch. You’ll get the chance to refuel while taking in the stunning surroundings of the coast and admiring the wildlife around us.

SUP Skills and Fun Games will be incorporated throughout the day (if you wish); you’ll have the chance to practice your SUP skills, working on your balance and coordination as you navigate the waters. Your guide will also lead some fun and engaging games to add an extra element of excitement to the journey.

3:00 pm – Return to the Meeting Point – As the journey comes to an end, you’ll return to the designated meeting point at 3 pm, feeling exhilarated and invigorated by the experience. Whether you’ve spotted wildlife or not, the opportunity to paddleboard on the breathtaking Scottish coast of Arisaig is an experience that will stay with you forever.

We pride ourselves on providing as much kit as possible for you.  However, the list below is what we recommend you should bring to your Arisaig SUP Adventure Day:

  • Something to go underneath a wetsuit – swimwear or a spare pair of underwear. (We do provide swimshorts to wear over the top of the wetsuit for greater style and modesty.)
  • Travel insurance. (We are insured for all our trips, but we recommend everyone has their own travel insurance as well.)
  • Transportation to the venue. (We may be able to help with this though – if you need transportation please drop us an enquiry and we can see what we can do to help.)
  • Lunch, water.
  • Personal medication
  • Sun cream, midge net

Here at Highland Outdoor Adventures, we pride ourselves on providing as much as we can but you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you do prefer. The list below is what we provide you with on the day.

  • Hala SUP’s -The world’s best stand up Paddleboards – perfect for this course.
  • Paddles.
  • Wetsuits
  • Buoyancy aids.
  • Helmets.
  • Cags if it is windy or raining.
  • SUP leashes on a quick release belt.
  • Neoprene wetsuit boots.
  • Swimshorts to go over the top of wetsuits.
  • Dry bags so you can bring equipment you might want along with you.
  • All instruction.
  • All first aid and safety equipment.
  • Photographs of the day provided for you at no extra cost! If the weather is good we will have a DSLR professional camera and maybe even a drone, so we can take photos and videos of your adventure and you can look back at the day for years to come. If the weather is less favourable we will bring a GoPro (as it is waterproof) so we will still be able to take photos for you.
  • Fully certified instructors who are the best in the country on a SUP.
  • Changing robes or a pop up tent for those who wish or require more privacy getting into a wetsuit.

From £65 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

Highland Outdoor Adventures

Glenavon Cottage
Main Street

Key facilities

  • Parking

Tour information


  • Arisaig


1 Day


  • Kayak


  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Adventure
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Outdoor Activities

Tour prices

From £65 Per Adult £55 Per Child

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Highland Outdoor Adventures

Tour company information

Highland Outdoor Adventures

Looking for a fun and exciting adventure outdoor activity in the Highlands which will be a highlight of your holiday in Scotland? Or maybe you live here and want an outing on the rivers, lochs, sea, mountains or crags? Or perhaps you want to improve your skills, work to an assessment or take a qualification in paddling or climbing? Welcome to Highland Outdoor Adventures offering a range of climbing, walking and paddling options for individuals, groups and the whole family – including outings and courses for all levels (beginners through to experts).

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