Skye's outdoor centre since 1990 - Activities and accommodation for groups, families and individuals
The Trotternish ridge provides some of the most spectacular fell walking in Britain. With the contrast of rounded moorland hills edged by dramatic cliffs and towering pinnacles, places like the Quiriang and the Old Man of Storr offer breathtaking landscapes to enjoy.
Our favourite walk is to Rubha Hunish. This takes you past the deserted village of Erisco, a moving and special place, to the sea cliffs where we have seen whales and very occasionally a basking shark. They also offer an amazing vantage point to see fulmars, kittiwakes and other sea birds.
For those with a taste for adventure we can also camp out overnight, allowing time to experience the landscape away from the routines of everyday life. With groups we can build shelters with tarps and ‘bashas’ and can (responsibly) enjoy an evening campfire.
Prices & Info
Send an email or phone us to discuss where you would like to go, who’s in your group and when you want to go exploring.
Our prices start from £150 for a half day guiding, but this is dependent on numbers and location.
While staying at Whitewave, there are lots of opportunities for self-guided exploration. All you have to do is ask for pointers and head off on your own adventure!
Remember the Scottish Outdoor Access Code:
• Respect the interests of others.
• Care for the environment.
• Take responsibility for your own actions.
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All activity sessions must be pre-booked. All bookings will be confirmed by us through email or telephone.
What do I need to bring?
Whitewave provides all technical and safety equipment. For kayaking bring some layers (fleece is perfect) and swimming gear to wear under our wetsuits and some old light footwear that will probably get wet, a towel if you want to use the showers. If you are canoeing bring some waterproofs and wellies if you have them, and a change of clothes (just in case..!)
For archery, crating, climbing and walking we ask people to bring waterproofs, warm clothing and strong footwear - dress for the weather! There is no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing!!
Mountain boarding: wear loose clothes you don't mind getting scuffed or grass stained.
How long are the sessions?
Our canoeing, climbing, and kayaking sessions are booked as a half day starting either 9.30am or 2.00pm, though actual time doing an activity is likely to be between 1½ and 2 hours due to travel and gearing up time.
All other activities are normally about 1 ½ hours max.
Where is Whitewave?
The centre is 4 miles north of Uig on the A855. If you are travelling north we are on the right, go up the track to the car park by the activity shed and the small wind turbine. Grid reference is NG 388688.
Please see the Google map of our location on Skye but If you are using Sat Nav use IV51 9UB.
Do you cancel activity sessions?
Not often, as we have sheltered bits of water and small inland lochs we can use for water activities, and most land based activities can still be done in the rain (remember the adage no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing).
But occasionally the weather would really make a session hard work, so we take your contact details so we can discuss options if things are looking a bit inclement.
Is there a minimum age for activities?
For kayaking we recommend 10 + and for everything else we find that younger than 5 might be getting a bit small. If you have younger kids and tiny tots in your group it's best to discuss options with us.
As an example we might suggest canoeing rather than kayaking so that wee ones can go with Mum and Dad or an instructor.
We like to give youngsters a go at things but it has to work for everyone. Best to phone and chat.
How do I book and what about cancelling?
All activities have to be pre-booked with confirmation given by email or phone.
If you are already on holiday, mobile phone coverage is getting better on Skye. We have often taken bookings when all information and confirmation has been left on each others voice mails - answering machine ping pong...
If you change your mind or can't make it, please let us know by phone then we aren't waiting for you and can re-allocate instructor duties.
How do I pay?
Payment is preferably by bank transfer, or cash/cheque on the day. We have no card facility on site.
Why not stay with us too?
We have a large self-catering property which can be booked out exclusively as a whole property for a family or group of friends, or as two separate units: a spacious one bedroom flat or a larger two bedroom facility.
This self-catering cottage, which lies one mile south of Whitewave can be booked out exclusively as a whole property for a large family or group of friends, or on an individual room-by-room basis (Covid-19 guidelines permitting).