Explore the volcanic archipelago of the British Virgin Islands and swim over reefs teeming with local wildlife, including hawksbill turtles and tropical fish.
Enjoy idyllic, safely escorted island-hopping in some of the clearest waters in the world.
Complete the iconic crossing from Britain to America (British Virgin Islands to US Virgin Islands).
Relax at the end of each day at the stunning Cooper Island Beach Club.
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 an understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance of 2.5 km prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 5 km (split over two swims).
We have given this trip a ‘Challenging’ grading designed for experienced open water swimmers who want to push themselves.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Six nights' accommodation
- Six breakfasts on the beachfront pavilion
- Five lunches are offered in either the resort, on the local beach or on our main support boat
- Six dinners included from the day of arrival
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
I felt like a kid at summer camp!Michelle Joubran
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
We had an unforgettable experience. We have incredible memories that will last a lifetime. It was a special trip!Bill Gardner
Absolutely Amazing!Jennifer Samway
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