29th June

The office will be closed from lunchtime Friday 30th June till 6th July lunchtime inclusive. There will not be anyone able to answer emails or the phone during that time as we are all away adventuring. Please check course dates on the website for availability-July has little space left

22nd May

We are BUSY which is great and due to the rise in popularity of both sea kayaking & Skye. It does means our availability is limited with no space now until mid June except for the introductory course on 29th May. Even after that we are getting booked up well into September so looks like this year we will not have any last minute availability.

7th February

Just added-women’s improver, 18-20th April and Outer Hebrides trip to Harris,15-19th May.

Dates are booking up, remember we schedule all we offer to our clients then add to the diary. Check out our dates including BC courses pages on our website.


17th January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all. Enquiries are flowing in and bookings too which means the website isn’t as up to date as we would like, will do when we can. Often our clients determine our course dates rather than the other way round.

14th December

New for 2017 Small Isles expedition, midsummer week, details in the New Year.

8th December

We apologies for the delay in replying to emails over the past few weeks, Morag had an unscheduled visit back to the UK for a close family bereavement last week so we are now trying to catch up. The office will be closed 16th-23rd December so if you are wanting to give the gift of a Skyak voucher for Christmas don’t leave it too late, although we have been know to ‘deliver’ on Christmas Eve.

12th September

Exciting news Gordon & Morag’s WINTER SABBATICAL
Gordon, Morag and family are taking a well-deserved sabbatical on Vancouver Island throughout the winter months this year (from early October 2016 to mid March 2017), though the children will still be going to school and Gordon is writing another sea kayaking book amongst other things, so life for the Browns still looks pretty busy!
During this period the office will be run remotely and the only method of contact will be by email which will be checked twice weekly. Please be patient and bear with us as there is also quite a time difference between the UK and Canada! Look out for updates and further information on Facebook and/or email auto replies.

Skyak will continue to operate with Kate Duffus working for us, check the website and/or Facebook for dates


2nd August

NEW TODAY Novice course 30th August to 1st September, skills and expedition

Have you done a bit of kayaking but want to do more? We are able to offer a day of skills followed by an overnight expedition, camping in a remote location only accessible by sea & possibly foot. For more details email us on info@skyakadventures.com

26th July, 2016

Wow it’s been two months since any news on the website- a reflection of how busy we have been. Best to have a look at our facebook page for what we’ve been up to https://www.facebook.com/SkyakAdventures

We have spaces on a three star assessment next week, August 5th and our four star training at the end of August. More news soon.

27th May, 2016

ST KILDA EXPEDITION – Join us on this amazing trip! More details here


Cost: £960.00 per person


25th May, 2016

Skyak Loyalty Card – now available! 

If you have been on a kayaking course with us anytime in the last 5 years, we are offering a Loyalty Card Discount scheme. The card costs £20 in the first year (this includes our new Skyak T-Shirt) and in subsequent years is only £10. You will receive a discount of 5% for all courses with the exception of boat based expeditions.


10th May, 2016

Change of dates for Greenland Paddling  from May to later in the summer, dates coming soon

FORWARD PADDLING June still a few spaces left

For those who don’t know Ivan Lawler in his own words.

‘I have been canoeing since age 8 so for 40+ years.
Competed at 3 Olympic Games
6 x World Champion
3 x World Silver medalist

Started to race in the surf ski world about 8 years ago when Epic approached me to deal with their range and have since been involved with he technique teaching at their surfski centre in Tarifa.

In coaching terms I am a relative newcomer. my first real success was working with Ben Brown for the two years leading up to his World Championship title. I love the coaching side of the sport and teaching people to get the most out of it through improving efficiency is something that has become a personal challenge. It has also exposed me to the very diverse world of kayaking and taken me away from being the one trick pony I once was!

The aspects of kayaking I seem to be well known for is the tactical side of racing and for kayak technique.’