Kayaking

Shetland's extensive and accessible coastline offers a paradise for sea kayakers. There are hundreds of miles of cliffs and deserted beaches, countless sea caves including some of Europe's finest.

Shetland's extensive and accessible coastline offers a paradise for sea kayakers. There are hundreds of miles of cliffs and deserted beaches. The countless sea caves include some of Europe's finest. Enjoy awesome cliff scenery, stacks, arches and sheltered inlets. Remote and uninhabited islands are just waiting to be explored.

There are large colonies of seals and seabirds, many of them readily accessible from the sea. There are also opportunities to look for whales and the elusive otters.

Bring your own boat or go on one of the guided tours available using hired craft and experienced guides.

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Kayaking in Shetland is a thrilling experience.
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