Explore the breathtaking scenery of Scotland's Isle of Skye and Small Isles on this incredible liveaboard swimming holiday
Complete an average daily swim distance of 3.5 km on a combination of crossings and coastal swims
Enjoy a week of living on board the majestic Lady of Avenel tall ship as we swim and sail our way around the world-renowned Scottish Inner Hebrides
Enjoy plenty of time off the ship to take in the natural beauty and unique culture of this corner of the world
Take part in a truly breathtaking expedition through some of the most stunning scenery in the British Isles; Scotland’s world-renowned Inner Hebrides. Basing ourselves around the Isles of Skye, Rum, Eigg and Muck and staying on board 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 some of the most beautiful parts of this collection of islands, including the spectacular Cuillin Hills. Our trip sees us exploring the lochs, sounds, islands, coves and skerries of the Inner Hebrides, while also providing an opportunity to experience an abundance of local wildlife.
Our home for the week, the Lady of Avenel, includes our very own on-board chef, as well as the chance to take in the sunset from the ship’s deck which offers the perfect end to each day’s swimming adventure.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is made up largely of coastal, freshwater loch swimming, along with some crossings, including the crossing from Canna to Rum. Conditions will be challenging, yet extremely rewarding. Swimmers should have a sound understanding and experience of swimming in strong sea conditions and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 3.5 km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip. 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 The Isle of Skye and The Small Isles, Scotland
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Six nights accommodation on board the Lady of Avenel tall ship
- Our very own 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.
A gem of a ship, and Scotland's truly spectacular scenery. Thank you!Marion F, UK - 2018
A trip for real adventurers, with a passionate boat crew on the beautiful sailing boat The Lady of Avenel.Ronja M-B, Switzerland - 2018