Orkney Sea Kayaking Association

Kayaking around Orkney - an archipelago of islands off the North coast of Scotland

Information for Visiting Paddlers

We enjoy meeting up and kayaking with fellow paddlers visiting Orkney.

If you are an experienced paddler and would like to join us on a trip while in Orkney,
please get in touch via the club secretary or any of the committee members.

A temporary membership form must be completed prior to joining any paddling activity
- these are available via any OSKA committee member.
Temporary membership costs 5 per trip if you have your own kayak, and 10 if you need a kayak provided
NB OSKA is a small club with few club boats and so regular members have to be given priority with regard to kayaks.

Please contact committee member to enquire about OSKA kayak availability

Kayaking is an activity with attached risks – safety is paramount – As with any kayaking trip, the leader will make the final decision about who joins the trip (having taken into account the weather, tides, equipment and skill mix).

OSKA is affiliated to the SCA (Scottish Canoe Association)
On an advertised OSKA trip, SCA 3rd party indemnity covers both individual SCA members and paid up members of OSKA including temporary members.

Please note that kayak hire is not available on Orkney.


For further information on kayaking in Orkney, we recommend reading "The Northern Isles" by Chris Jex and Tom Smith