Na h-Eileanan Samhraidh; The Summer Isles.
Located within the Coigach and Assynt national scenic park, this group of Islands offer a truly incredible location for sea kayaking.
The sandstone cliffs of the summer isles offer a stunning array of caves, arches and skerries for the sea kayaker to explore and crystal clear waters give beautiful views down to a sub-aquatic jungle, no less stunning than surrounding the mountain ranges and coastline.
The island furthest from shore, Priest Island, is one of the reserves managed by the RSPB and is host to an array of species of coastal birds; but it is also home to rare non-avian life, such as a rare species of pygmy shrew.
Often over looked for its further flung neighbors, Isle Ristol, the island closest to civilization (or at least a harbour) hides some of the best caves and rock hopping potential of the island group on its northern and north-west flank, with the neighboring Eilean Mullagrach having some incredible caverns and rocky amphitheaters to explore.
A crossing out to Eilean Dubh (The black isle) is a must, with a rocky beach that serves as a excellent viewing platform back across to the rest of the isles, and stunning rugged cliff faces guarding the rest of the island as you make your circumnavigation.