The Guides

Skye Adventure is run by Matt Barratt and John Smith. As we both live on the Isle of Skye, we have extensive local knowledge and a passion for sharing great adventures. We are lucky to have some great guides working for us - all of whom are highly qualified, very experienced and great craic.

Matt Barratt | Skye Adventure

Co-founder Matt has been living and guiding in the North West Highlands for 16 years since completing his Outdoor Education degree at St. Martin's College in Ambleside. His CV is crammed with exciting adventures, leading expeditions everywhere from Spitzbergen to Siberia; Kyrgyzstan to the Congo.

John Smith | Skye Adventure

After realising he wasn’t a man for indoor pursuits, John left the world of architecture for the great outdoors 10 years ago and hasn’t looked back. He loves the sea and has led the charge with establishing coasteering on the island - discovering hidden venues, jumping off virgin sea stacks, and playing in stormy swells like an otter.

Sarah Sutton | Skye Adventure

Sarah initially came on board to manage enquiries, so if your message from us is properly punctuated and spell-checked, then it’s from her. She’s now our coasteerer-in-chief, sure-footed and fearless, and sports a year-round wetsuit tan. One year she spent so much time in the sea, a barnacle grew on her wetsuit!