Sea Kayak Edinburgh

Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking offers inspirational guided trips, sea kayak instruction and coaching all within a stones throw of Scotland’s beautiful capital city.

Easily accessible by all modes of transport, you will enjoy the freedom and exhilaration of sea kayaking without the extra travelling hours to the West coast of Scotland. Whatever your ability, be it first timer or an experienced sea kayaker, Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking will provide an unforgettable experience to suit your needs and requirements.

All kayaking equipment can be provided. You simply need to bring warm clothes, plus a spare set, footwear that you do not mind getting wet and plenty of enthusiasm.

Latest News

Additional dates for 2023

17 Aug 23

What a year this has been.  My time on the water was reduced this year as my family and I moved to Whitmuir and have had the amazing experience of working on a farm.  This has been exhilerating and tiring all in equal measures.  We have learned about lambing, crop rotation, farm machinery and calving.  We have bottle fed baby animals, built enclosures and enrichment features as well as managing emotions around those animals that were not strong enough to make it. 

However, the time I spend paddling is all the more important to me as it gives me the chance to meet other people and meet my freedom and fun need.  For me, being on the sea allows me to explore the everchanging sea state and islands, observe the wildlife coming and going and use the journey of sea kayaking to feel free and reset.  It is a priviledge to share this experience with so many people and I was blown away by the fact that I am fully booked and so I have added some additional dates for the end of the season.

I continue to be completely blown away by the kind words you have shared with people. Thank you so much. If you would like a read, you can follow the link:

I'm looking forward to seeing you all out on the water soon!

Half Day Trips

See the Forth’s coastline from a new perspective

  • Single and double sea kayaks
  • Approx 3 hours
  • No experience necessary
  • Accessible by public transport

Full Day Trips

Discover the wonders of Scotland's East Coast

  • Novice and Intermediate trips
  • Approx 6 hours
  • Historic harbours, caves and sea stacks
  • Iconic wildlife

Family Trips

An interactive trip for all the family to enjoy

  • Single and double kayaks
  • Approx 2 hours
  • ‘Mini kit’ especially for kids
  • From ages 5 to 85

Sea Kayak Skills

Tried it! Loved it?

  • Gain confidence in you ability
  • Evening and weekend courses
  • Navigation and tidal planning
  • British Canoeing accredited Courses

Bespoke Trips

A sea kayaking trip created just for you

  • Design a trip suit your needs
  • Adapt one of our existing trips
  • Learn or improve at your own pace
  • Small or large groups

Evening Sessions

Make the most of the long summer evenings

  • Beautiful sunsets
  • De-stress-tastic
  • Approx 3 hours
  • British Canoeing accredited Courses

What our clients say...

"This was truly one of the most unique, satisfying, and enjoyable experiences of our entire UK trip! George is a master kayak guide, whose knowledge of the Scottish coast terrain, flora, and fauna will teach and entertain you on your kayaking adventure! George was very careful to assess our level of comfort, and fully let us dictate the desired strenuousness of our kayaking trip. We visited two rocky islands off the coast and got to see loads of birds and seals! I couldn't recommend this enough to anyone who enjoys, or is curious to experience, kayaking. George is the perfect guide to introduce you to the Scottish coastal experience!"

 Pieter, New York


"We had an amazing experience kayaking in the sea by North Berwick. George is a brilliant teacher and we felt safe all the time. My two teenagers were so happy and inspired after the trip. We saw plenty of sea birds, including puffins. We also saw seals sunning themselves on the rocks of the islands that we paddled around. I would definitely recommend this experience! Make sure to bring sun protection , although George had thought of that too and let us use his :)"

 Malin, Sweden


"George was taking our group for a course assessment. Always friendly and relaxed yet totally professional, (....this guy really knows his stuff! ) He turned a fairly challenging day into a great day on the water....I learned a lot."

 Cairns, Scotland


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