European & Mediterranean Sea Kayak Trips
Sea Kayak Croatia
Croatia is home to one of Europe’s largest archipelagoes with over 1,000 islands-perfect for a paddling trip! Our area of exploration is Northern Dalmatia, renown for its physical beauty as well as a fascinating history and culture. This part of the coast rewards paddlers with uncrowded and remote islands, stunning national parks and ancient sites to explore.
The scenery is diverse; from lush forests to stark limestone cliffs, quiet coves perfect for a dip and hillsides covered with olive groves and grapevines. The North Dalmatia kayak/sail adventure is available for private groups keen for a boat-based charter, complete with kayaks and guide. The clear aquamarine waters and warm days will captivate every paddler.
June & September
Croatia North Dalmatia Kayak Adventure
Our trip along a section of the northern Dalmatian coast offers superb coastal paddling, dramatic scenery, history and culture.
Croatia Kayak & Sail Explorer
Using a a classic yacht as our ‘base-camp’, we kayak the best parts of northern Croatia on this amazing adventure. With over 1200 islands in Croatia’s archipelagoes, this section of the North Dalmatian coast offers a smorgasbord of dramatic scenery, history and cultural experiences.
Sea Kayak Norway
Norway is known for its spectacular fjords and glaciers, high mountains and superb coastal paddling. The country spreads 2000kms from south to north, with nearly a third of Norway lying above the Arctic Circle. The Lofoten Islands archipelago is situated above the Arctic Circle and showcases stunning scenery and quaint fishing villages. We stay in charming and attractive sea side cottages (traditional Robuer), surrounded by picturesque seascapes and mountain peaks.
Norway Lofoten Islands Kayak Exploration
Situated approximately 150-200 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten Island archipelago is renowned for its stunning scenery and rich culture, steeped in history. Sea kayaking through the Lofoten fjords is an incredible experience; the Lofotoen Wall, a dramatic collection of mountain peaks, surge straight out of the ocean providing spectacular paddling.
Sea Kayak Italy
Italy has long been a favourite destination for many travellers, enticed by stunning vistas, ancient history and a cuisine and culture that’s hard to beat. Liguria is located in Northern Italy, bordering Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont and France, fitting snugly between the mountains and the sea.
Travelling the Ligurian Coast by kayak and foot is a fantastic way to explore the picturesque jumble of colourful fishing villages, vine terraced cliffs and stunning sea vistas often not accessible by vehicle. The island of Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and an autonomous region of Italy.
The island’s mountainous interior provides a stunning backdrop to the exquisite northern archipelago of smaller offshore granite and sand islands. On itineraries that include Corsica, paddlers will discover the beautiful beaches, hilltop villages and historic ports of this French outpost. Exploring Corsica, Sardinia or Liguria under our own steam will give an intimate insight into the regions and time to appreciate la dolce vita!
September & October
Ligurian Coast & Cinque Terre Kayak Adventure
Our trip starts in the maritime capitol of Genoa, a vibrant port with a maze of medieval passageways. We can tour the town and sample a delicious gelato on our first night.
May & June
Sardinia & Corsica Kayak Odyssey
Explore the stunning coastlines of Sardinia and Corsica and hike through one of Europe’s deepest canyons on this unique hotel-based itinerary. Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and although part of Italy, fiercely maintains its own identity with a distinctive culture, food and traditions.
Sea Kayak Greece
The island of Kefalonia is a stunning combination of forested mountains, azure waters and beautiful beaches, presenting the perfect backdrop for a kayaking holiday. Ithaca, the mythical island of Odysseus, is a magical island wth secluded coves of crystal-clear water surrounded by lush greenery and reached by a short ferry ride from Kefalonia. We base ourselves in guesthouses in different locations on both islands and experience diverse day paddles along the most scenic of coastlines. Join us on this fantastic island adventure and enjoy the history, culture, stunning scenery and legendary Greek hospitality.
Kefalonia and Ithaca Kayak Odyssey
Our newest Mediterranean adventure explores the Greek islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca. Kefalonia, the largest island in the Ionian chain, is a stunning combination of forested mountains, azure waters and beautiful beaches. Kefalonia is the perfect backdrop for a kayaking holiday with a wild coastline dominated by huge white cliffs, sea caves, hidden coves and picturesque villages to explore.
Sea Kayak Turkey
Turkey is a country where east meets west. Northwest Turkey (north of the Bosphorus at Istanbul) is geographically part of Europe while the major area of Turkey is part of Asia. Turkey has over 7000 kilometres of coastline, just perfect for a paddling holiday. Camping on remote beaches, paddling beneath Lycian tombs carved into sheer rock faces, visiting hot springs and exploring ancient ruins, we experience a wild and natural area of Turkey.
Hike and kayak in the faroe islands
Tucked midway between Iceland, Scotland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroes are a craggy cluster of 18 mountainous islands. The Faroe Islands are the ideal destination for those looking for a remote, wild and fascinating travel experience.
Faroe Islands Kayak Exploration
Situated midway between Iceland, Scotland, and Norway, the Faroe Islands offer a remote, captivating travel experience featuring mountainous islands, coastal cliffs, and unique local architecture. Join Southern Sea Ventures on a breathtaking northern adventure, perfect for intermediate paddlers with an interest in hiking, complete with comfortable waterside lodging in Hvalvik and daily exploration of the islands’ dramatic landscapes.