Great news, our shop is now open once again! We look forward to welcoming you to our Ardrishaig shop, opposite the Egg Shed. We have lots of lovely kayaking kit, perfect for gearing up for the season ahead. We ask visitors to wear a face mask, use the hand sanitizer provided, maintain social distancing and not to handle stock. We will be happy to help as we all work together in these new ways. Our spring opening hours are 11am to 2pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We are happy to open outwith these times, please email to arrange.
We're so very lucky to be based here in Ardrishaig, on the shores of Loch Fyne in the Heart of Argyll. Our shop is at Pier Square, where the Crinan Canal starts - 9 miles of canals, locks and stunning scenery that connects Loch Fyne and the Sound of Jura. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you have a fantastic holiday in this stunning area.
In addition to Karitek's outdoor shop, Pier Square also features The Egg Shed Heritage Hub - Scottish Canals' new maritime museum interpretation centre - and the Steamer Terminal cafe serving breakfasts, lunch and coffee & cakes.
The area around Ardrishaig is the perfect destination for anyone who loves being in the great outdoors. For watersports enthusiasts there are plenty of options depending on your experiece. Whether you like to explore by sea kayak, open canoe, sit-on-top kayak or stand up paddle board, Karitek is surrounded by beautiful scenery and seascapes including Loch Gilp and the full length of Loch Fyne, Lochs Sween and Caolisport, the Sound of Jura and on westward.
Knapdale, Crinan and Kilmartin are fantastic areas for walking, cycling and exploring. Take your pick - cycle along the Crinan Canal tow path, explore the ancient monuments in Kilmartin Glen, follow one of the many walking routes through Knapdale's forests and take a look at the Scottish Beaver Trail.