Oban Sea Kayak

Kayak Rental, Coaching, Trips, Storage and Sales

SCOTLANDS SEA KAYAK CENTRE in Oban OFFERS Great Sea Kayaking Holidays, Learn To Sea Kayak with Excellent Coaches and Visit Our Wonderful Sea Kayak Shop.

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This Sea Kayaking Shop in Oban is OPEN    see here .  Not sure when email info@seakayakoban.com.
Is sometimes closed Wednesdays during the summer.

Gift Vouchers for Sea Kayakers both for Courses and for Sea Kayaking Equipment. Go to the Online shop or give us a call 01631 565 310.
These are intended to be fun days trying lots of different boats. We will bring a skin on frame Inuit Kayak and the Epic V6 surf Ski as well as lots of others.
August 22nd- 24th Oban Sea Kayak Race & Demo weekend  As well as all the Epic surf skis and kayaks inc V6, V8, V10 sport, V10 , V10L, V12, V14 and the double we have 3 “go Faster for longer ” Paddling Clinics by Ivan Lawler (4 times World Marathon Paddler) Contact us for more details.

IMPORTANT , We do have Stock boats of all the Northshore Sea Kayaks and the most popular Valley Sea Kayaks as well as many others. We can usually arrange delivery to some where near you.
If another shop tells you that no one has stock then give us a call to prove them wrong.
All our staff are sea kayakers and so far in 2013/2014 we have been kayaking in France, British Columbia, Thailand, Cornwall, Sweden and Chile /Argentina and the lofoten Islands in northern Norway as well as all over Scotland.
We wont try & sell you something because its what we have and if we think  a boat that we dont stock is the right sea kayak for you we will send you to whoever sells it.
We have a huge range of sea kayaks from different manufacturers most of which are made in the UK and are much better made than those from very far away countries where there isnt a cat in hell’s chance of the seller ever sending it back to the factory if its faulty.
We will never  ask you to pay full price for an item that is not in stock.We will only ask for a max  30% deposit, unless its a custom made import such as a special size of drysuit. Recently quite a few people paid other shops in full for kayaks in advance and never received the kayaks from shops that subsequently changed names / stopped trading.
If the response from Sea Kayak Oban or National Kayak School has been a bit slow its because we flew north of the Arctic Circle in Norway, rented sea kayaks and went off on our own trip. Of course gear testing for your benefit.

In Northern Norway's lofoten islands testing gear for the shop

In Northern Norway's lofoten islands testing gear for the shop

Lots of new  stock from Patagonia & other Outdoor brands as well as Sea Kayaking gear.
Forecast for stunning weather next week so it’s really worth the drive.
Why not take our Valley Rapier 18 for a spin or new in the Epic V6 and V8  & V10 Sport along with the Epic Wing paddles ? Come and talk to us about things to do in Oban.

Come to Oban and enjoy the great summer weather and enjoy browsing the huge selection of Sea Kayaking Equipment, fashionable Outdoor Clothing (including Patagonia, Keen, Smartwool) and the cosy book corner. Just 50 metres from our doorway you can try any of our 40 Demo Sea Kayaks. It is gloriously sunny here on the west coast today (though with a few showers) .
For some great personal sea kayak coaching email info@nationalkayakschool.com

Enjoying the quiet weather South of Oban in a Northshore Atlantic LV

Enjoying the quiet weather South of Oban in a Northshore Atlantic LV

Yes we are renting sea kayaks so if you dont think its worth bringing your own on the off chance you will get a day free  for a paddle we have got  the answer or if you want to paddle the Scottish Sea Kayak trail we can arrange full outfitting or just rent you a top of the range composite sea kayak.

Excellent Package options on Northshore Atlantic RM and Northshore Atlantic LV RM (now 3 layer plastic)  We have a good stock of Valley Sea Kayaks, Northshore Sea Kayaks including the best selling ocean 17 and Ocean 17.6 and P&H sea kayaks

Sea kayak hire or rental in Scotland has to be from Oban we couldnt be more convenient. From Sea Kayak Oban its 40 metres walk to the harbour and head off into the wide blue yonder or catch a ferry (sea kayaks are free) to numerous idyllic islands. For the inexperienced we have “sit on top ” hire available with inflateable roof racks.
This year we saw dolphins, seals, basking sharks and otters within 10 minutes paddling of the slip.

For the gnarly paddler there is the Falls of Lora, the Corryvreckan & the Grey Dogs.
For the sandy beach lovers there is Colonsay, Iona, Gigha , Coll & much more.
Or simply join one of our Sea Kayaking Courses & learn to Sea Kayak.
For more pictures check out the Sea Kayak Oban photostream on Flickr

You can be sure that we will always have more sea kayaks for sale & to Demo than anywhere else in Scotland.

Always in Stock
Northshore Atlantic, Atlantic LV and the new Northshore Ocean 17  & 17.6 and the  Northshore Atlantic RM,  Northshore Atlantic LV RM
The award winning Composite Necky Eliza especially designed for women and its slightly larger partner the Necky Chatham 17 composite and the  Chatham 18.
Proving very popular the Perception Essence 17  also Expression 14 & 15
Main dealers Valley Sea Kayaks in Scotland and have the Valley Etain 17.7 , 17.5 & the 17.3 composite available to Demo. Also Nordkapp & Nordkapp LV,  Avocet LV and the plastic Etain 17.7 & 17.5 ,
Zegul Greenlander & Greenland T.   Tahe Reval HV composite
Coming soon Arrowkayaks Nuka GT , ideal for the smaller paddler

Great paddles from  Werner, Epic & Ainsworth
Great COLOURS in Warm Fashionable Clothing.
Smartwool in all weights and exciting colours.
Patagonia lots of the warm and  smart stuff (includes down jackets, fleeces and wind & waterproofs for sale in Oban).
Keen winter boots, rugged footwear and of course sandals.

For those of you who are not sure sea canoeing is the same as sea kayaking its just an older term. Open canoeing is the same as Canadian Canoeing. Sea kayaks do perform much better on the sea or exposed lochs ie in windy situations than open canoes. If you dont like the idea of being enclosed check out our super safe sit on tops or fishing kayaks as they are also known.

Come to Oban Scotland’s Sea kayaking Centre!


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