Enjoy an unforgettable swimming holiday amongst some of Britain's most spectacular scenery along the rugged coastlines of Cornwall and the beautiful Isles of Scilly
Complete a series of breathtaking swims, including coastal routes, circumnavigations and island-hopping crossings
Discover the stunning landscapes of some of the most isolated locations in the British Isles
Stay aboard the beautiful Lady of Avenel, a 102-foot Brigantine square rigger tall ship, throughout the duration of your trip
Discover some of England’s most beautiful coastlines and picturesque islands on this liveaboard swimming and sailing holiday in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly. For over a decade we have been coming back to this spectacular part of the world to explore the rugged Cornish coastlines and the white-sand beaches of The Scillies.
Throughout the course of the week you will travel in style aboard the gorgeous Lady of Avenel tall ship. This 102-foot Brigantine square rigged ship is our home for the duration of the trip and comes complete with our very own on-board chef.
We aim to circumnavigate the Isles of Scilly (swimming, of course!) and undertake some epic, hard-to-reach mainland swims along the Cornish coast. The peninsula of Cornwall is one of the most isolated parts of the British Isles, and its warm climate, fabulous scenery and ancient Celtic heritage make it an exhilarating destination for the adventurous traveller. This trip is a truly unique adventure on the SwimTrek calendar and is an exciting opportunity to enjoy some spectacular adventure swimming and sailing.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is made up of a mix of crossings (Isles of Scilly) and coastal swims (Cornish Coast). Conditions will be challenging, yet extremely rewarding. Participants should be experienced open water swimmers who are comfortable in occasionally rough conditions. Due to the nature of this trip, there is a minimum swimming speed of 30 min/km (48 min/mile). No sailing experience is required, however the ship’s crew are happy for you to assist with on-board duties as much or as little as you like.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Six nights accommodation
- On board chef
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
- All evening meals
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. Sailing a tall ship by its nature brings the excitement of the elements. We sail when the winds are favourable, meaning a degree of flexibility is required as to when we we may sail out.
The water clarity around Cornwall and the Scillies was exceptional. The guides and crew were without exception superb. Expect to put weight on as the food is plentiful and tasty! The star of the show was the Lady of Avenel; we were lucky enough to be able to sail from Cornwall to the Scillies and it was magical when they turned the engine off and let the wind do the work.Lee R, UK - 2018
Flexible, challenging but non-competitive. A great mix of people. Skilful, knowledgable and good humoured staff. I felt safe but not cosseted or regimented.Crispin H, UK- 2017
Brilliant trip - exceeded all expectationsJane M, Australia- 2017
A great week, in good company with a great team.John O, UK- 2017
Exciting, fun , just a brilliant week.Jos S, UK-2017
Had a ball , great swims ,guests and crew all fab. Would do again!Olivia H, UK- 2017