Enjoy a hassle-free holiday in the tropical British Virgin Islands – all meals are covered and you can dive into other fun activities, from snorkelling to deep sea fishing, at the luxurious Cooper Island Beach Club
Swim the warm surrounding waters and match your strokes with the local wildlife, including hawksbill turtles and myriad shoals of exotic fish
Roam free with idyllic island-hopping adventures – all safely escorted – as you discover some of the world’s clearest waters
Swim from the blue waters that border the US and British Virgin Islands
With bright blue skies, crystal clear waters and an irresistible tropical climate, a swimming holiday is the perfect way to experience the Caribbean’s stunning British Virgin Islands. From the picturesque island landscapes, to colourful underwater vistas, this trip is filled with spectacular scenery like nowhere else on Earth.
As one of our more challenging swimming destinations, guests on this trip will be able to enjoy the underwater reefs, white-sand coastlines and fascinating marine life, alongside taking on stronger open sea conditions and longer daily swim distances.
With accommodation at the stylish Cooper Island Beach Club, located just a few metres from the water’s edge, you’ll enjoy natural beauty whether you’re out swimming in the warm Caribbean Sea or relaxing in our charming accommodation. This is sure to be a Caribbean swimming tour that you will never forget!
Who is this trip for?
This trip is an ideal option for those looking for a more remote Caribbean swimming holiday. The island-hopping swim itinerary is made up of multiple crossings as well as some coastal swims. Experience of swimming in difficult sea conditions is desirable, as conditions can be challenging, yet very rewarding.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 2.5km. The average daily swim distance is around 5 km.
We have given this trip a ‘Challenging’ grading. These trips are for experienced open water swimmers who want to push themselves.
- Fully guided swimming holiday (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- All dinners
- Water sport activities (subject to availability and may incur an additional charge. Please see 'Trip Information' section for trip specific details)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Six nights' accommodation
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Alcoholic beverages, which can be purchased locally
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
The lure of the water just makes me want to keep on swimming.Luc A - 2022
We really liked Cooper Island Beach Club so much, we’re going back there on our own!Ed W - 2022
I felt like a kid at summer camp!Michelle Joubran - 2021
SwimTrek is an absolutely must do vacation for anyone who loves to swim! The swims, scenery, organization, and people you'll meet will blow your mind and stay with you forever. I recommend it 100%!Beccah Rothschild - 2021
We had an unforgettable experience. We have incredible memories that will last a lifetime. It was a special trip!Bill Gardner - 2021
Absolutely Amazing!Jennifer Samway - 2021
Fabulous experience and I will definitely be planning my next SwimTrek holiday soon!Jennifer S, USA - 2019
An unbelievable experience.Joe B, USA - 2019
Holiday of a lifetime. The mental relaxation was just what I needed. Everything was planned for us, all I have to do was swim and enjoy the beautiful marine life.Charlie, K. UK-2017
It only took one Swim Trek holiday to get me hooked. I had very little open water swimming experience when starting the trip but the guides and boat crew offered exceptional advice and support. At all times, I knew someone was watching over me for my safety. All staff members created a welcoming, fun, and energetic atmosphere. By far one of the best vacations I have ever been on!Colleen, A. USA- 2017
Absolutely wonderful holiday for me and I am a real beginner.....although swimming with turtles was so special, what really made it for me was the outstanding professionalism, knowledge and care of both guides to ensure my safety and enjoyment. Marvellous experience and I would highly recommend to anyone.Linda, S. UK-2017
My Swim Trek in the BVIs was exceptional; in fact, it exceeded my high expectations. The swimming was exquisite. The guides and boat operators were total pros. And my fellow swimmers are all new friends for life!Heather. Y, CAN- 2017
BVI was the perfect location for a swimming holiday. Great mixture of crossings and coastal swims and perfect water and air temperatures!Jen I. USA-2017
So pleased I had the opportunity to swim with a wild dolphinColin S. UK- 2017
A bucket list trip for sure!Jan A. USA- 2017
Incredible vacation. Great mix of long swims in the morning and "aquarium" swims in the afternoonKathy C. USA-2017
I've been wanting to do a SwimTrek trip for 13 years and the wait was well worth it. The BVI trip blew me away--the water, the underwater sealife that we swam over, the guides hospitality and skill, the food, everything. Magic!Tatyana S. USA- 2017