Discover Scotland's picturesque Inner Hebrides from a unique perspective
Enjoy a combination of coastal swims, circumnavigations and crossings, including a crossing of the famous Gulf of Corryvreckan
Take in the sights and sounds of the Scottish coast, both above and below the water
Stay on-board the beautiful Lady of Avenel tall ship, with your very own on-board Chef!
Join us on an unforgettable expedition through some of the most stunning scenery in the British Isles in Scotland’s breathtaking Inner Hebrides. Staying on the 102-foot tall ship, the ‘Lady of Avenel’, this swimming adventure offers a unique opportunity to explore the dramatic landscapes of this picturesque corner of the world.
From craggy mountain tops to spectacular volcanic features, this tour takes in the most beautiful parts of this remarkable collection of islands. Our expedition explores the lochs, sounds, islands, coves and skerries of the Inner Hebrides, while also providing an opportunity to experience an abundance of local wildlife throughout the week.
Our home for the week, the ‘Lady of Avenel’, includes our very own on-board chef, while taking in the sunset from the deck offers the perfect end to each day’s swimming.
Who is this for?
This trip is made up largely of coastal and loch swimming, along with some crossings, including the fabled crossing of the Gulf of Corryvreckan. A good experience of swimming in challenging sea conditions is a must for this trip.
Swimmers should have a sound understanding and experience of swimming in strong sea conditions and be capable of completing the average swim distance of 2.5km. The average daily swim distance is around 4km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip. Due to the nature of this trip, there is a minimum swimming speed of 30 min/km (40 min/mile).
We have given this trip a ‘Challenging’ grading. These trips are for experienced open water swimmers who want to push themselves.
No sailing experience is required - however, the ship’s crew are happy for you to assist with onboard duties as much or as little as you like.
- Fully guided swimming holiday (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
- All dinners
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Six nights’ accommodation on board the Lady of Avenel tall ship
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Tipping for onboard crew
- Alcoholic drinks which can be purchased onboard
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.
Part of the appeal of our Lady of Avenel trips is the unpredictability of the wild areas in which we will swim. We sail when the winds are favourable, meaning a degree of flexibility is required as to when we may sail out.
Please note that the below itinerary is an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances can 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 let you know swim plans as soon as possible. Sailing a tall ship by its nature brings the excitement of the elements.