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Paddle Isle Ewe
Isle Ewe, Aultbea © Cory Jones

Paddle the Islands of Wester Ross - Isle Ewe

From £90 per adult

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April — September

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Isle Ewe is situated in Loch Ewe near Aultbea. A kayak round Isle Ewe is an adventure. Groups can contact us about private tours on

Paddle the islands of Wester Ross

2021 is Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters. To celebrate this event Gairloch Canoe and Kayak Centre is hold a series of kayak and canoe trips to paddle most celebrated islands of Wester Ross. These experiences will form part of VisitScotland’s ‘Year of Coasts and Waters’ event series.

The four events in our ‘Paddle the Islands’ series will be –

We can organsie these trips as private guided experiences, please email us for a quote –

‘Paddle Isle Ewe’

Isle Ewe is location within the natural harbour of Loch Ewe on the Wester Ross coastline. In the 16th century the Isle Of Ewe was said to be all wooded but nowadays the island is a working farm and home to Isle Ewe Smokehouse.

During the Second World War, Loch Ewe was used as an important naval anchorage.

Loch Ewe was a convoy collecting point for the Arctic convoys to Russia. Loch Ewe was protected by anti-aircraft guns. A boom net and mine defence system helped protect the vessels in Loch Ewe from German submarines (U boats) and air attacks. Evidence of some of these WW11 defences can still be seen today.

Leaving from Aultbea we intended to explore the coastline and circumnavigate the island, stopping off to explore a little by foot.

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Contact details

Gairloch Canoe and Kayak Centre
Shieldaig Lodge Hotel
IV21 2AN

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Aultbea Gairloch
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Adventure Canoeing/Kayaking Wildlife

Tour prices


  • £90 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Gairloch Canoe and Kayak Centre

Sea Kayaking Day or Half day trips around Gairloch, Loch Ewe and Loch Maree. See seals and more... Canoe Loch Maree – A canoe on iconic Loch Maree and around its islands is a wonderful experience. We can take you on a full or half day kayaking adventure around our wonderful coastline. Trips are run by local guides who know the area well and are experts on wildlife spotting. We want you to enjoy a relaxed paddle and will choose a venue for depending on your experience, local tides and weather conditions. Paddle the Islands of Wester Ross - events for the 2020 Year of Caost & Waters.

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Opening Times

1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

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