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 in 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 in the most beautiful parts of this remarkable collection of islands, including the spectacular Cuillin Hills. 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 the chance to take in the sunset from the ship’s deck offers the perfect end to each day’s swimming adventure.
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 strong understanding and experience of swimming in challenging sea conditions and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 4 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.
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.
The 'Isle of Skye and The Small Isels - Scotland' trip is new for 2018. As soon as we have run our first trip, we will share some customer reviews here.