About the Festival

The Women’s Sea Kayak Festival started on the Isle of Bute in 2012 and after three successful years on Bute, 2013, 2014,  a sister festival evolved and was held in Devon in 2015. Since then the festival has alternated between Bute and Devon.

The Women’s Sea Kayak Festival is a three day event supporting female sea kayakers and coaches in coastal argyll.

It is about exploring the beautiful coastline by sea kayak, with other female paddlers and meeting and learning from top level female coaches and guides. We’re proud to support and facilitate an all female-led coaching team with an emphasis on learning and fun.


Our Festival aims to:

  • provide great paddling and learning in a fantastic locations
  • reward the coaches coaches with a better than average professional fee
  • eat good food together to share experiences and enjoy each other’s stories

The events are run and organised by a small group of volunteers.