Otter's Tail Adventures
...adventures on the Isle of Arran

Book Activity 

Please check availability on our calendar page.

If you would like to book a trip, just send us an email or a Facebook message, and we will confirm availability. Your activity will be booked upon receipt of your payment.

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Please remember that if we are out with a group it can be tricky to get hold of us straight away. Leave a message via the method of your choice, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Emails and Facebook messages are checked every evening.

Last Minute Decisions

If you are interested in coming out today, and on our calendar it looks like we have space for you, you are welcome to come along to our trailer at Lamlash pier (for kayaking or gorge walking, at 9.30 or 1.30) or Arran Active in Brodick for hillwalking (check times on calendar) on the off chance. You'll need to bring cash, though, and be aware that we might have already taken a late booking and not be able to fit you in.


There is a discount for kayaking and gorge walking groups: every fifth person goes half price 😄 (discount is applied to children first).

Gorge Walking Prices (1.30pm - 4.30pm)

  • Adult: £60
  • Child, 8-18 years: £40

Sea Kayak - Half Day Journey (9.30am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4.30pm)

  • Adult: £60
  • Child, 8-18 years: £40

Sea Kayak - Full Day Journey (9.30am - 4.30pm)

  • Adult: £120
  • Child, 12-18 years: £90

Hillwalking/Scrambling (times by arrangement)

  • One person booking - £100 per person - £100
  • Two people booking - £90 per person - £180
  • Three people booking - £80 per person - £240
  • Four people booking - £70 per person - £280
  • Each extra person - additional £20

Holy Isle Grand Tour

A circumnavigation of Holy Isle by sea kayak and walk to the summit. A good level of fitness is required for this day. (9.30am - 6.30pm).
  • £130 per person

Full Day Kayak to Holy Isle by sea kayak and walk to the summit (9.30am - 4.30pm)

This is the same hillwalk as the Grand Tour, but without a paddle right round the island.

  • Adult: £120
  • Child, 12-18 years: £90

Sea Kayak - into the dawn paddle (times by arrangement)

  • £85 per person

Sea Kayak - summer evening paddle (6.00 pm - 8.30 pm) May - September.

  • Adult: £60
  • Child, 8-18 years: £40

Sea Kayak - into the darkness paddle (times by arrangement)

  • £85 per person

Sea Kayak Sailing - Full Day (some kayaking experience required)

  • Adult: £250

Sea Kayak - 2 day Ailsa Craig trip

  • Adult: £275

Sea Kayak - 5 day Arran circumnavigation

  • Adult: £475
  • Young person, 16-18 years: £450

Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course** (PSR) 1 day

  • £130
Paddle with confidence! This course provides you with the essential skills to be safe on the water, whatever your chosen craft - canoe, kayak or paddleboard.

(Click here for more information, and syllabus, and here for a list of resources, both links to the British Canoeing website.)

**Previously known as Foundation Safety Rescue Training (FSRT)

One day Sea Kayak Award

  • £130
(Click here for syllabus)

Two day Sea Kayak Award

  • £240
(Click here for syllabus)

Three day Sea Kayak Award

  • £300
(Click here for syllabus)

Cancellation by Otter's Tail

"Whether the weather is hot,
Or whether the weather is not,
We'll weather the weather, whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not."

At Otter's Tail we don't like cancelling trips, but sometimes the weather has the final say. We are happy whatever the weather so long as it is safe for your activity.

Sea kayaking and hillwalking are not possible in very strong winds. After heavy rain (on Arran? Surely not!) the water level in the gorge can rise to a level where it is not safe to go in. If the weather doesn't play ball and it is not safe to go, then we will offer you a full refund. We hope you will try another activity with us - gorge walking is not wind dependant, and rain doesn't stop play for sea kayaking or hillwalking - or book again on another day, but that choice is yours.

Cancellation by you

If you wish to cancel a place on one of our activities prior to 14 days' notice then we will refund your money minus a 25% deposit. Unfortunately, if you need to cancel within 14 days of your activity we can't offer you a refund. We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover any such eventualities.

Our trailer
Sea kayak views
In the gorge
Near the shore
Beinn Tarsuinn in the winter sun

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