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 the beautiful Lady of Avenel, a 102-foot Bringatine 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 the past 14 years 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 alike.
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.
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.
Flexible, challenging but non-competitive. A great mix of people. Skilful, knowledgable and good humoured staff. I felt safe but not cosseted or regimented.
Brilliant trip - exceeded all expectations
A great week, in good company with a great team.
Exciting, fun , just a brilliant week.
Had a ball , great swims ,guests and crew all fab. Would do again!