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Argyll Kayaks - sea kayak, sit on top and SUP boats, boards, paddles and kit

Open as usual for online and phone orders

Our Ayrshire showroom and shop is currently closed for refurbishment. We're still fully open for online orders (or phone orders on 01292 571 019) while work is underway!

Karitek for sea kayaks by Nigel Dennis SKUK and Rockpool
Karitek's Easy Load Roof Rack - transforms loading kayaks and canoes onto cars and vans
Karitek for the revolutionary Flat Earth sea kayak sails
Karitek - all the kayaking gear to get you here!

Shop temporarily closed

Hi everyone, unfortunately Ann was taken into hospital on Friday 10/9/21. She's going to be fine, but it means that the shop will have to be closed for a bit. Online orders will still be processed and we'll reply to emails and phone calls as quickly as we can, but there are likely to be some delays until things get back to normal. Hopefully this will be soon, and we'll post updates as and when we can. Sorry for any inconvenience in the meantime, and thanks for your understanding. Stuart & Ann

About Argyll Kayaks

Argyll Kayaks by Karitek is a family-run business with over 25 years experience of kayaking and a lifetime of loving all things 'outdoorsy'. Previously called Karitek, the name was changed to Argyll Kayaks in the spring of 2021 when the timing seemed right for the name to reflect the business' fantastic location here in Argyll.

New name, same great service

Argyll Kayaks is headed up by Ann Shand and her son Stuart Hefron - who both love helping folks to get out there and enjoy the outdoor life.  The company specialises in providing sea kayaks, paddles, kayaking kit and innovative solutions for canoe and kayak handling.

With knowledge and advice stemming from experiences on the water over the years, Ann and Stuart are committed to providing customers with the high level of friendly service that they would wish to receive themselves.

Through an online shop and Argyll showroom at Ardrishaig, Argyll Kayaks supply a wide range of kayaks and kayaking gear, including:

  • Sole Scotland Dealer for Sea Kayaking UK kayaks by Nigel Dennis
  • Sole Scotland Dealer for Rockpool sea kayaks
  • P&H polyethylene sea kayaks
  • Reed Chillcheater clothing
  • Peak UK and Yak kayaking kit
  • Páramo outdoor clothing
  • Sole UK Pro Dealer for Kajak Sport accessories
  • Werner Paddles
  • Celtic Paddles
  • Ainsworth Paddles

Argyll Kayaks work closely with the manufacturer of Kari-Tek products and are the longest established distributors for:

  • The Easy Load Roof Rack for all makes and models of vehicles
  • High quality kayak cradles

Argyll Kayaks is a trading name of Karitek Ltd, SC543183

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Visit our shop

We're based in Ardrishaig near Lochgilphead, on the shores of Loch Fyne in the Heart of Argyll at the start of the Crinan Canal.

Visit our shop:
Chalmer Street, (opposite the Egg Shed) Ardrishaig, near Lochgilphead, Argyll PA30 8EY

Opening times: 11am to 2pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Other times by arrangement

See map below, or view and get directions in Google maps (opens in new tab)

Directions : coming from Lochgilphead on the A83, as you pass through Ardrishaig, park in the Ardrishaig Harbour car park (directly opposite the War Memorial) and then follow the path down towards the Egg Shed.   

Postcode for Sat Nav is PA30 8EY.

Phone: 01546 327 888

Email: sales@argyllkayaks.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/argyllkayaks