Spend a long weekend exploring the Isle of Canna, staying in wooden pods with panoramic sea views, discovering by sea kayak and on foot. This special small island is home to neolithic and mesolithic settlements, monastic sites, celtic crosses, Viking graves, Bronze and Iron Age monuments and an abundance of beautiful wildlife including a large colony of puffins.

Head for the ferry crossing from Mallaig to the isle of Canna along with kit, kayaks, and of course your guide from Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre. Keep an eye out for dolphins or Minke whales which are often seen from the ferry. Arrive on Canna and take to the kayaks for a sea kayak journey to beaches, sea caves and skerries – a kayaker’s perfect playground. Finish the day with a meal in the award-winning Cafe Canna – freshly landed lobster is a localspeciality.

Wake up in a wild setting in Canna Campsite’s wooden pods – perfectly situated with a clear sea view. Spend the second day exploring in sea kayaks and on foot. The island is home to puffin and other sea birds, which we’ll see darting back and forth from the cliffs as we paddle along. End the day at the bothies, cooking a fresh meal over an open fire. Explore the harbour and soak up the unique atmosphere of Canna. And on the final morning, head out for another little explore or simply relax and take in our surroundings before catching the afternoon ferry back to Mallaig.

"Scottish islands have just a wee bit of magic about them - it’s hard to pin down.

I like to think that it’s something to do with the endless vision of sea and sky that stretches in front of you or the fact that you can say hello to everyone you see and not feel weird about it. Whatever creates that magic – there is lots of it on the Isle of Canna”

Mike Martin of Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre

Price : £390 per person Duration: 3 daysWhat's included: Accommodation, food, adventure

Read more about the Isle of Canna by Kayak here and to book or enquire about an Island Escape please get in touch here.