Kayaking in Scotland – River Tay, Wormit

Wormit Kayaking, River Tay

Tay Country, Fife


Explore fascinating historic sites on the River Tay. Starting from Wormit Bay we will venture to the nearby shipwrecks and rail bridge to discover old, often forgotten stories.

Weather permitting we will have chance to see the glowing river, famous ‘silvery Tay‘.

Wormit Bay Kayak Tour with Outdoor Explore

Wormit Bay, a location for all seasons

Explore North Fife Coast with Outdoor Explore


This sheltered location, is a brilliant place for novice and experienced kayakers. The mighty River Tay and the tides are definetely something you must consider when paddling here. We will take care of all this for you, so you can join any kayaking trips we have planned at Wormit Bay with Outdoor Explore.

This venue is brilliant all year round!

In the autumn, or winter, take an amazing trip and enjoy the magic of SUNSET TIME kayaking here. Summer and spring time, especially at low tide you you can spot the SHIPWRECKS and the sandbanks showcasing the SILVERY TAY minerals. You will love kayaking at Wormit Bay in all seasons!

If conditions allow we will paddle underneath the Tay Rail Bridge, learning it’s history and looking out for some local shipwrecks poking out from the water.

Seals use the bay to sleep at low tide so we will be keeping an eye out for their curious heads popping up to take a look or following us along the way.

Our regular WORMIT BAY KAYAK TOURS are 2-2.5 hours long which is a nice amount of time to take in the sights. All paddling equipment will be provided. Don’t worry if you are new to kayaking, we have a selection of double and single kayaks to choose from and the aim of this trip is to relax and explore at a gentle pace. 

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Book on a longer trip, or arrange a private tour & add a luxury picnic!


The Firth of Tay offers superb places for longer sea kayaking adventures as well. Launching from Wormit or Dundee, we run regular Tay Estuary Kayak Tours. You can check dates and book, by clicking on the button below.

We do specialiase in PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS, half-day or full-day long, and if you wish, we can add a LUXURY PICNIC onboard of our kayaks as well! Yes, take some locally sourced cheese, snacks, treats (even freshly roasted coffee, hot chocolate, or some bubbly!) on the water with you. You can bring your own, or we can arrange it prior to the trip. This will turn your trip to a truly UNFORGETTABLE KAYAKING EXPERIENCE. Click on the button below, to read more about it. 


Available options for a private kayak tour at Wormit Bay with Outdoor Explore are:

  • Newburgh to Wormit - half-day trip
  • Wormit Bay - half-day trip
  • Wormit to Tayport - half-day trip
  • Perth to Wormit - full-day trip
  • Tay Estuary - full-day trip 

To request a private trip, complete the form at this page. 

Wormit Bay Kayak Tours Gallery

Here are some photos we captured whilst exploring here





Meet us in Wormit, at the small car park at the end of the Bay Road, just west of the Tay Rail Bridge



Some kayaking experience necessary. Suitable for age 5+




Warm clothes, no jeans, suitable for the weather, including shoes you don’t mind to get wet, that’s it. We will have dry bags available so you can carry spare hats, gloves, food, camera, drink and any medications safely with you.

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