Skye Guides specialise in providing high quality professional mountain guiding and climbing instruction on the Isle of Skye. We operate all year round and bookings for individual days or five-day courses are available for all levels of ability and experience.
Established in 1995, we have a reputation for providing safe, successful and inspiring outings for our customers. The company is run by Mike Lates, author of the SMC guidebook to Cuillin. His knowledge of these mountains is unrivalled and includes the geology, wildlife and history as well as the intricate terrain.
Nic Bullivant guided in the Cairngorms as Head Ranger at Cairngorm for 20 years and now brings his love of Skye, Kintail and Torridon to guiding in the west. Expeditions can be high or low level, depending on the weather and what you prefer. Adventures with a Kelly storm kettle are also a feature of Nic's work. Nic has Summer and Winter ML qualifications, and if you are an ML candidate can support you in leading your own QMDs. His Walkmondays are a feature of 2018's Skye Festival.
Sea to Skye Xperience offer unique hill walking and sea kayaking experiences on the Isle of Skye and the North West Coast of Scotland. With our expert local instructors you will be guided along some of Scotland's most spectacular Highland scenery. So, whether you want to explore our dramatic coastlines by sea kayak or conquer some of the area's many Munros, we hope that you will have a truly unique experience with us.
Several of our cruise itineraries explore the Isle of Skye, approaching the island in the best possible way – from the sea. Our daily shore trips are always accompanied by a specialist Wildlife Guide who knows the best opportunities for exploring onshore. Walks range from a stroll along a beach or a one-way coastal ramble to a challenging hike up a hill to get spectacular views, with walking options for all abilities. Return to the ship for tales to be told over gourmet food and perhaps a dram to end a perfect day.
Experience a real Skye adventure with us. Climb mountains, follow ridges and rivers towards amazing coastlines, swim in the sea. We are friendly local guides who have the knowledge, qualifications and skills to give you the freedom to explore a different side of Skye. Whether you want to bag a few Munros, climb on stunning sea cliffs, traverse the Cuillin ridge, or go gorge walking and coasteering, we can provide an unforgettable experience - and some good craic along the way.
Richard 'Paddy' McGuire was brought up on Skye and has been guiding since 1995. He holds Summer and Winter Mountain Leader certificates, is First Aid qualified and has been a member of the local Mountain Rescue team since 1991. Courses and private guiding cover the Skye Munros, Cuillin scrambling, introductory rock climbing instruction, winter skills training, winter mountaineering, navigation and various other outdoor activities. Although specialising in the Cuillin of Skye guiding is also available throughout Scotland or further afield if required.
Car tours around the stunning Isle of Skye and the West Coast of Scotland. Brian has over 30 years of driving in Scotland and Skye, let him share his knowledge and show you the wildlife and amazing scenery. Stop at all the major landmarks; the Cuillin, the Fairy Glen, the Quirang, Kilt Rock waterfall, the Old Man of Storr, Talisker distillery, Neist point lighthouse, Dunvegan Castle or Eilean Donan Castle.
All tours taken in a 6 seater with a glass panoramic sunroof. Take away memories and photographs that will last a lifetime.
Hike Scotland offers a unique week long exploration of Scotland's most famous and stunningly beautiful islands staying at three scenic and luxurious Skye hotels.
Venture from Sleat (the garden of Skye) in the south, past the Cuillin Hills, to the far west and the high sea cliffs and Dunvegan Castle, spend a day on neighbouring Raasay before exploring the famous Storr and Quiraing on the Trotternish Ridge. We take our time to drink in the scenery and our guides give our guests real insight to the wonderful history and rich culture.
George Yeomans has been specialising in providing quality mountain leading on the Cuillin Munros since 1996 and the Scottish Youth Hostel Association employ him to lead all their Skye based mountain activity holidays. George is a qualified Outdoor Education teacher and Bushcraft Instructor; holds the Summer, Winter and International Mountain Leader Awards; and has been a member of the Skye Mountain Rescue team since 1995. He has a great interest in and a wide knowledge of local natural history.
Whether your interests lie in strenuous hill-walking or a shore line stroll, Red Moon offers a luxurious floating base for visiting the most stunning locations in Skye and Lochalsh. If you like we can drop you off at one point and pick you up elsewhere at the end of the day, to relax aboard with a well-earned drink as a gourmet supper is prepared. For a walking holiday with a difference, take an holistic approach and see Skye from the sea as well as being part of the land......