Welcome to Sea Kayak Oban

Shop with us

Shop with us

We are the largest independent, specialist sea kayak shop in Scotland. Our shop is staffed by kayakers, and we strive to always give our customers the best advice for them, even if that means not making a sale. We have a kayak ergo (kayaking machine) in the shop, so that you can feel what it’s like to paddle in clothing or buoyancy aids before you buy them.

Inside Sea Kayak Oban

Online Shop

Kayaks, buoyancy aids, paddles, drysuits, kayak clothing, kayaking equipment, books, charts, kayak parts and Patagonia clothing

Array of composite sea kayaks

Demo a Kayak

Try sea kayaks, inflatable kayaks and double kayaks before you buy

Equipment Reviews

Reviews to help you choose the best kayak for you

Kayak with us

Kayak with us

Scotland’s West Coast is one of the world’s top sea kayaking destinations, offering everything from idyllic sheltered shore to wild tidal races. Sea kayaks are the perfect way to spot wildlife – our waters are home to otters, basking sharks, whales and seals, while sea eagles soar overhead.  And if our programme doesn’t suit you, or you would prefer a private experience, we offer bespoke tailor-made adventures. We only use highly qualified guides and instructors, each of whom brings their own knowledge and expertise, to make sure you get the most out of your time on the water.

Sea Kayakers in Oban Harbour

Day Trips

Sea kayak experience and full day trips, suitable for beginners and families

Instructor helping sea kayak student learn to launch

Courses

Learn to sea kayak with 2 day and 5 day courses from beginner to advanced

Expeditions

Kayak and wild camp on Scotland's stunning West Coast, on 2, 3 and 5 day trips

Sea kayak coach and student working together

British Canoeing Qualifications

Sea Kayak Leader training and assessment, Sea Kayak Coach training, Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning, Personal Performance awards

Hire kayaks from us

Hire kayaks from us

If you’re an experienced kayaker, we can offer a full sea kayak rental package for you to head off on your own private adventure. We can provide all the paddling equipment you need, as well as some camping equipment.

You need to be competent enough to make your own plans, but we’re more than happy to offer advice and local knowledge to help you get the most out of Scotland’s beautiful West Coast.

Sea kayaks on beach at Belnahua

Rental Information

Everything you need to know about hiring from us

Array of composite sea kayaks

Demo a Kayak

Try a kayak before buying

About us

About us

Sea Kayak Oban is owned and run by Mark Mitchell and Laura Bennitt, with a small team of dedicated staff and freelancers. We are based in the centre of Oban, on the West Coast of Scotland.

We believe in providing the best advice, experience and products for our clients. We work hard to minimise our environmental impact, both locally by leaving no trace, and globally by constantly reviewing our practices to reduce our ecological footprint.

Meet the Team

Who we are and our business ethos

Nautical chart of Oban harbour

Getting Here

How to find us