Sea Kayak Oban
6-8 Argyll Street
Oban PA34 5SG

We are located in central Oban, 50m from the seafront and only 5 minutes’ walk from the train station, bus stops and ferry terminal. Any town centre accommodation is within walking distance, and the Oban campsites are approximately 2 miles away. Oban is a 2 hour drive from Glasgow airport.

The Wild About Argyll website has more information on getting to and visiting Oban.

By public transport

Bus, ferry and train arrivals are all close together. Keep the sea on your left, and walk along the shorefront before turning up Argyll Street, between Joules and Chalmers department store. The walk is about 5 minutes.

By car (including ferry arrivals)

On approach to Oban, follow signs to Town centre. Oban’s main shopping street runs along the shorefront, to find us turn away from the sea between Joules and Chalmers department store. We are the large orange building on the right.
Please note that our building number is often not recognised by sat-navs, but Argyll Street is very short so you should have no problem finding us from there.
There is on-street parking on Argyll Street limited to 2 hours, and a large car park on Tweeddale Street, on the left as you drive round the corner of our building, where you can park for up to 24 hours. Both of these are pay and display. If you are heading out on expedition and need parking for longer than 24 hours, you can either get a parking permit from the Argyll and Bute council website, or you can use one of the commercial parking providers in town – Stoddarts (closer to us) or MacQueens. Especially in the summer season, parking is a huge problem in Oban’s narrow streets, so we ask that you avoid parking on residential streets if you’re leaving the car for several days.

From abroad

The Caledonian Sleeper offers an overnight train service from London, allowing you to connect with Eurostar services. In summer there is a bus link from Crianlarich to Oban, which is included in your train fare. At other times you will need to wait for the next train or intercity bus to Oban from Crianlarich.
If you are driving with your kayak, there is an overnight ferry from Amsterdam to Newcastle. It is then roughly a 5 hour drive to Oban. There are plans to run a ferry service between Amsterdam and Rosyth (Edinburgh) from April 2020.
If you are flying, there is a very scenic direct train from Glasgow to Oban, which takes around 3 hours. To connect with it from Glasgow airport you will need to either head into Glasgow by bus or train, or you can take a taxi to Dumbarton train station. There are also bus links between central Glasgow and the airports at Edinburgh and Prestwick, and between Glasgow and Oban.