Rockhopper Sea Kayaking

Fort William
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Our Base is Located on Annat Point Industrial Estate PH33 7NA on the A830 , This is 1 mile past the coop in Corpach on the left hand side. All are trips are located within a one hour drive from here. Rockhopper generally meet our clients at the start location of the trip. If you are using public transport, we are the last stop on the bus to Annat- number 46(you can’t miss us).
Both Scottish CityLink and National Express operate regular coach services to Fort William. Call Scottish CityLink on 08705 505050 for Scottish routes and National Express on 08705 808080 for all other UK routes.
The daily sleeper service from London Euston to Fort William makes a sea kayaking mini break on West Coast truly possible! Daily services connect the Fort William with Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and all other major UK cities. There is also a regular rail service to Arisaig from Fort William. Call National Rail Services on 08457 484950.

Transfer from the place of arrival: Yes
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Accomodation and Catering

Kind of accommodation 

  • Hotels and Hostels
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  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar
  • Facilities, services, rent: 

  • Canoe hire
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hillwalking
  • Boating
  • Language


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    The Rockhopper Experience
    The Rockhopper experience is about journeying through a breathtaking environment, taking in exquisite scenery and experiencing wildlife in its natural habitat whilst enjoying the freedom of sea kayaking.

    Sea Kayaking is a fantastic way to explore the Scottish Coastline and a truly exhilarating form of travel. The area around Fort William is rich in wildlife and you may be lucky enough to encounter seals, otters, basking sharks and a huge variety of coastal birds. Whether new to the sport or experienced in sea kayaking, we will provide an unforgettable experience. Families, groups and individuals are all welcome.
    All equipment is provided by us. Our Sea kayaks are long, stable and easy to control and we have large double kayaks available for youngsters or those who are a little apprehensive.

    Rockhopper is located at the southern point of Scotland’s ‘Great Glen’ a 96km classic inland waterway journey of both lochs and canals. If you fancy taking on the challenge we offer canoe hire or sea kayak hire for this iconic trip, either going it alone or guided. We can also provide a pick up or drop off.

    New for 2012 we have great new premises, pop in for a coffee and check out what trips you fancy and even what kayak you would like to take out.

    Meet our Guides
    Stuart Hood and Ben Dodman met whilst completing their outdoor training in 2001. They went on to broaden their experience working at various outdoor adventure centres throughout the UK. When they both moved to Fort William in 2004 Rockhopper was born! Stuart and Ben both share a passion for wild places and of course in particular the Scottish Highlands. They have a combined 25 years experience in journeying with groups in the wild and are dedicated to giving you a personal, professional, dynamic and fun experience. They are both British Canoe Union Level 4 Sea Kayak coaches and hold British Mountaineering Council awards.

    dhie Stuart: ‘every time I go to work I am grateful that my trek to the office may mean an encounter with some seals or an eagle. No two trips are ever the same and the people who join us are always interesting and up for a laugh. We even had a trip last season where we paddled in amongst 11 enormous, docile basking sharks for over an hour. When the season kicks off in April its great to get back out there, it makes me proud to live here’
    fjio Ben: ‘meeting new people everyday is a huge element of the job, having an understanding for everyone’s needs is paramount and as a father of two small children I really enjoy enabling families to get out and experience the sea. We’ve had kids as young as 8 going solo and far younger in the front of the doubles. Best of all though, is the feeling of freedom when you have packed all your gear into the hatches and the world really is your oyster!’

    Personal Instruction
    Do you want to improve your stroke technique or learn how to eskimo roll? Practice basic navigation or attempt self-rescues in the rough stuff? Rockhopper can provide skills-based coaching and personal instruction tailored to your needs. We also carry out assessments for BCU qualifications helping you with the skills necessary to progress up the star award system. Whatever type of trip you are looking for, from family seal spotting journeys to one-on-one sea kayaking instruction, we are certain we can provide a memorable experience and help you develop your paddling confidence.

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    Thanks to Lochaber’s amazing variety of lochs and coastline we are able to run a wide selection of trips. We can offer everything from sheltered water journeys on placid lochs with lots of islands to discover, to open water trips with fast tidal currents and exposure to the elements.

    Discover otherwise inaccessible areas and experience stunning natural beauty and wildlife in its own habitat. Whatever your ability, there’s a trip here for you. Distances covered are always flexible and entirely tailored to suit you.

    One-day trips Click here to read more

    Multi-Day Camping Trips Click here to read more

    Trip Cost – Sea Kayaking for Families Click here to read more

    Canoeing Click here to read more

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