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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's Easy Load Roof Rack - transforms loading kayaks and canoes onto cars and vans

One of the largest demo fleets in the country...

Karitek for sea kayaks by Nigel Dennis SKUK and Rockpool

New for 2021: SOTs and SUPs

Kayaks, SOTs and SUPs to demo

Try a boat - demo sessions

When it comes to sea kayaks, we think it is vital to try out as many boats as possible before you buy one, so we maintain one of the largest demo fleets in the country featuring world-class kayaks from Rockpool and SKUK.

The demo fleet is available for you to try out on Lochs Gilp and Fyne, launching from the slip right beside our Ardrishaig shop. Alternatively, we can arrange for boats to be taken to Tayvallich (Loch Sween) or Carsaig (Sound of Jura) for you to try out there.

Take a look at our demo fleet below - just email sales@argyllkayaks.co.uk or call us on 01546 327 888 before your visit to make sure the kayaks you want are available.  

On the water support

If you need a little bit of extra support to boost your confidence while trying out one of our kayaks, we can arrange for experienced local kayaking coach Dave Wilkinson to accompany you.

Simply let us know in advance when booking your demo and Dave will take you out for up to an hour as part of your boat trial session - all part of the Argyll Kayaks service.

You might also be interested in our coach-led training sessions and half day tours - more info here...

Sit on Top kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards

We have a selection of SOTs and SUPs for customers to try. If you've always fancied giving a sit on top or a stand up paddle board a go, get in touch! Our demo fleet has RTM Mojito sit on tops and RTM PE Koa (310cm) and PE 10' Freeze (300cm) stand up paddle boards. For your demo session we provide appropriate paddles and buoyancy aids. To book a session, give us a call or email to reserve a place.

See our products in action

It's a great chance to see products that we stock in action. We have a selection of kayaks fitted with Flat Earth Kayaks Sails - a whole new world of fun! Try them out on the water with a Werner Paddle, Celtic Paddle or Ainsworth Paddle.

Demo days for your club or group

We also arrange offsite demo days where you’ll be able to try out kayaks and paddles from our range.  Any upcoming demo days will be announced on both the website and our Facebook page. Let us know if your club, group or even just yourself would like us to visit your area and we'll do our best.

Argyll Kayaks sea kayak demo fleet

Argyll Kayaks demo fleet

Be sure to email sales@argyllkayaks.co.uk or call us on 01546 327 888 before your visit to make sure the boats you want are available.



Coming to the demo fleet soon. A high volume sea kayak, easy to manoeuvre and stable. Equally good for day trips or expeditions.



Precise and responsive kayak for the smaller paddler. Fast and easy to manoeuvre with high levels of stability.


Taran 16

A shorter, more maneouvrable version of the standard Taran. Great in the surf, and it's still almost as fast as the original!



Combining speed with manoeuvrability, a true low volume version of the record breaking Taran design. Designed specifically for smaller, lighter paddlers, the Tarantella is a fast, stable and responsive boat.


Bach Eto

High performance touring sea kayak with a conventional knee position.

Sea Kayaking UK


Designed for expeditions, great for covering distances. Suitable for the medium sized paddler.

Sea Kayaking UK

Explorer HV

Designed for expeditions, great for covering distances. Suitable for the larger paddler.

Sea Kayaking UK


A narrow composite kayak designed for the tall, thin paddler.

Sea Kayaking UK


Coming to the demo fleet soon. A responsive sea kayak designed for smaller paddlers. Suitable for days/weekends.

Sea Kayaking UK

Romany Classic

A manoeuvrable and stable kayak suitable for medium sized paddlers. Suitable for days/weekends. Ideal for both beginners and experienced paddlers alike

Sea Kayaking UK

Romany Sport

A responsive plastic kayak that surfs well.

Sea Kayaking UK

Romany Surf

Coming to the demo fleet soon. A responsive kayak, great in the surf and ideal for day/weekend trips. Suitable for larger paddlers.

Venture Kayaks


A 330cm long, lightweight, easy to use kayak for short trips.

Venture Kayaks

Islay 12 standard

A 385cm long, stable, manoeuvrable recreational kayak for day trips.

Venture Kayaks

Islay Tourer