Kayaking / CanoeingRum is a great destination for canoeists and kayakers and is an ideal method for seeing much of the marine and birdlife of the island close up in its natural environment. With approximately 30 miles of varied coastline, including secluded beaches and rocky shores, there are plenty of places to stop, admire the view and watch the world go by. Also, with Mountain Bothy Association bothies at Guirdil and Dibidil, there are places to stop and rest.
Kinloch Village is a good base for exploring the island as canoes and kayaks travel free on the ferries and they can be safely left at the Ferry Terminal when not in use.
Those who do come to Rum with their canoe or kayak should always check the weather forecast and tidal conditions to ensure a safe trip.