You’re never far from the water in Argyll & The Isles. With sheltered sea lochs, idyllic freshwater lochs, Atlantic beaches, myriad islands and thousands of miles of coastline, Argyll is one of Europe’s top watersports destination.

There’s a huge range of water-based activities on offer, from surfing to scuba diving, wild swimming to windsurfing. Learn the ropes on a course, go on a guided journey or make your own adventure. Argyll is one of the best places to kayak in the world with something for all levels, from novice to expert.

The Argyll Sea Kayak Trail – the first and only kayak trail in Scotland – is an epic adventure. The entire region offers incredible sailing, from the Clyde sea lochs to the outer Hebridean islands. Take a boat trip to discover Argyll’s wonderful wildlife, beautiful islands and natural phenomena, including the Corryvreckan, the world’s third largest whirlpool.

Download our handy Wild About Argyll leaflet here for an overview and map of all that this wonderful place has to offer.

Cruise boat in Argyll
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What better way to explore Argyll’s coastline than by boat? There are a number of companies offering small boat cruises in Argyll and beyond.

Fishing & Angling in Argyll & The Isles
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Fishing, also known as angling, is a sport that demands patience. But the wait is usually worth it, especially if you love immersing yourself in the finest Scottish landscapes.

Wild Swimming in Argyll & The Isles
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Wild swimming is, as its name suggests, essentially swimming in a natural, outdoor environment.

Skiffs & Coastal Rowing in Argyll
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Coastal rowing is a fast-growing sport thanks in part to the recent popularity of St Ayles skiffs, which are built from flat pack kits made in Scotland.

Coasteering in Argyll & The Isles
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Coasteering is a relatively new adventure activity that involves moving along the inter tidal zone of a rocky sea shore through a combination of walking, climbing, cliff jumping and swimming.

Scuba Diving in Argyll & The Isles
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Scuba diving is a pastime that gives you access to another world.

Paddle Boarding in Argyll & The Isles
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), a paddling/surfing hybrid, is fantastic fun. Standing on a board you propel yourself along with a single-bladed paddle.

Wind Surfing in Argyll & The Isles
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Windsurfing is an exhilarating combination of surfing and sailing.

Surfing in Argyll & The Isles
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Think surfing and images of tanned Californians and Aussies waxing their boards spring to mind. But surfing is by no means limited to the Waikikis and Bondi Beaches of this world.

Boat trips in Argyll
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Argyll and the Isles is a boating paradise with freshwater lochs, sea lochs and the open Atlantic to explore.

Sailing & Yachting in Argyll and The Isles
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Argyll is a world-class sailing destination, renowned for its scenery, varied coastline, stunning anchorages and shore-side facilities.

Sea Kayaking in Argyll and The Isles
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Argyll & The Isles is one of the top places in Europe for sea kayaking, with over 3,700 km of diverse coastline indented by sea lochs and myriad islands to explore.

Canoeing in Argyll & The Isles
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Argyll’s sheltered sea lochs and fresh water lochs can be perfect for canoeing with many activity centres across Argyll offer canoeing trips for all abilities.

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Win an Inveraray Wild About Argyll experience 

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Have your own Mark Beaumont-style mini adventure! Argyll Adventure, Fishinguide Scotland, Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, Inveraray Castle and Inveraray Jail have teamed up to give you the chance to win an unforgettable experience in and around Inveraray.

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