Explore the edible seashore with a foraging foray!

Come and join Duncan to explore the edible seashore on a fun foraging foray, where we will find out about the inter-tidal zone where many animals live as well as discovering the wonderful edible seaweeds that can be found there! Over 2 hours you will be introduced to seashore ecology, what seaweeds are then go out with marine biologist Duncan to find what we talked about finishing off with a demonstration of simple ways of cooking different seaweeds. Hot beverages on cold days will be provided. You can even take away what you have foraged!


We explore the seaweed heaven that is Easdale island, a phycologist’s (person who studies seaweed or algae in general) dream over around two hours. Take the small ferry over to the island where you will be met and taken to the hall to get all kitted up.

If getting to Easdale is difficult and have a seashore you’d like to explore then we can come to you! Contact us and we can tailor a foraging foray for you at a place that suits you.


The best time to forage (and when harvesting would occur) is on the largest tides (known as spring tides) which occur around a full and new moon. This generally means about 12 days a month the tides are good for foraging.

What you will need:

Wellies (preferably, though walking boots or wetsuit boots are ok) and waterproofs  should be worn. Warm clothes depending on the time of year. Gloves and a hard hat will be provided.

How much:

For the standard foray prices are:

  • Single adult £35
  • Two adults: £60
  • Adult and child (over 5 and under 16): £45
  • Family tickets:
  • 2 Adults, 1 Child: £70
  • 2 Adults, 2 Children: £75
  • Child (14-18): £18

Please note children under 14 have to be accompanied by an adult.  Children have to be a minimum of 5 years old. Children of 4 years old will be allowed to join at parents discretion.

The best shoreline is a rocky one and these can be slippery places requiring good mobility and being relatively stable on your feet. If you have any health issues or queries please do contact us.

Private forays

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and prices. Minimum is £60 for two hours for up to two people. Travel costs will be included in final prices.

How to book:

View the dates below and select a day and time that suits you, hit Book and checkout with PayPal! That is you all booked on.

Alternatively you can call us on 01852 300314 or email us at kelpie@slateislandsseaweed.com and make your booking that way.

If booking by phone or email, debit or credit card details may be requested to hold your booking. If you cancel your booking on the day of the tour or do not show up, a charge of 40% of total cost (minimum £18) will be taken. This has been introduced because of last minute cancellations and no-shows in 2016, we hope you can appreciate that this has quite an impact on us and thank you for your understanding.

IMPORTANT: If you have an underlying medical condition (e.g. angina, heart conditions, asthma, allergies, diabetes e.t.c) please inform us by email either before booking or once you have booked your trip. It will not prevent you from taking part but we do like to know in case aid is required. Any information provided will be kept private and confidential and destroyed after the foray. Thank you for your understanding.



Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be made if:

  • You cancel at least 24 hours in advance of your trip;
  • If you cancel within 24 hour before your trip or on the day of your trip, a refund will only be made if we are able to fill your booking;
  • If on the day of your tour the weather/sea conditions are deemed unsafe and you are unable to or do not wish to be booked, a refund will be offered.

Refunds will be made by BACs transfer and details of method of payment will be fully discussed with you.