Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime swimming holiday amongst the breathtaking atolls and pristine beaches of the Maldives
Swim in some of the world's clearest waters and discover the incredible reefs that exist just below the surface
Take in the stunning array of marine life that the Maldives is so famous for, from sea turtles and eagle rays to some of the most colourful and exotic fish on the planet
Explore a spectacular old shipwreck before completing a near perfect semi-circle swim around the beautiful Giraa Falhu Reef
Complete a full circumnavigation of the uninhabited Anbaraa Island
Stay aboard a modern spacious safari boat, with your own onboard chef
Discover the charming Maldivian culture with local island visits, cultural dancing and a BBQ dinner on the gorgeous Anbaraa Island
Join us on this unforgettable open water swimming holiday in the island paradise of the Maldives. Our trip sees us live onboard a safari boat for a week - providing the perfect base from which to explore one of the most spectacular and idyllic destinations on the planet with a small and intimate group of swimmers.
With 21 coral atolls and well over a thousand palm-fringed islands, the Maldives is known around the world as the ultimate holiday paradise. The blue skies, crystal clear waters and a mesmerising array of coral and marine life of the Vaavu and South Malé atolls makes it a peaceful sanctuary for eight days of swimming and cruising. From circumnavigations of local islands to challenging crossing between islets and spectacular views of the area’s world-renowned reefs, this is the ultimate way to explore this stunning archipelago that lies both above and below the Equator.
Between swims, we stay on the spacious modern safari boat the MV Sharifa which journeys in and around the stunning local atolls in order to find the best swimming opportunities available. The trip is fully catered with all meals prepared for us by our very own onboard chef.
On top of the organised swims which are included in the trip itinerary, there is also plenty of time to take part in additional activities throughout the trip, including snorkeling, scuba diving (extra cost), night fishing and cultural dancing.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is for swimmers who want to explore the many wonders that the stunning Maldives islands, atolls and reefs have to offer. From the crystal clear waters to some of the most vibrant marine life on the planet, the Maldives is the perfect location to take part in a swimming adventure holiday that you will never forget. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 5km prior to the start of the trip.
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
The MV Sharifa also offers a few spaces for non-swimming partners and friends, who can enjoy the beautiful scenery and relax on the boat while you swim.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the Maldives
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice with video playback
- Seven nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
- All dinners
- Meet and greet at the airport with transfer to our boat on Day 1
- Transfer back to the airport on Day 8
- Local island visits
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Snorkelling and diving (equipment hire at extra cost)
- Alcoholic drinks which can be purchased on board our boat
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 Maldives was my first SwimTrek trip and it was over and above my expectation. The location was magical, crystal clear water and and beautiful marine life. The swims were well planed and conducted. The swim guides were excellent, very knowledgeable and safety conscious. The boat crew was very friendly and made us feel at home. I will go again with SwimTrek and would recommend them to my friends.Jozsef B, Australia - 2018
Best holiday I have ever had. The locations are stunning, the swims were amazing, and the guides and crew were fun, friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go again.Kylie J, Australia - 2018
This was my first SwimTrek and I don't think I could have chosen better! From swimming in what felt like a tropical aquarium, to the guides and crew and my fellow swimmers, everything came together to make this one of the best holidays everRosemary B, UK - 2018
Swimming freely in open sea among an extraordinary sealife but in total security is just marvelous.Patricia, J. France- 2018
Fabulous experience that exceeded my expectations; amazing swims, beautiful sea, lovely boat and an incredible crew.Sarah H, UK- 2018
Swimming along The Maldives reefs, now that's a holiday I'd enjoy again!Marie O, Ireland - 2018
A Swim Trek adventure like no other with exceptional food!Gretchen P, UK - 2017
A fantastic opportunity to swim in a beautiful part of the world, with supportive and knowledgeable guides and a great crew, a chance to make new friends with a shared passion for swimming. The best holiday I've ever been on.Martin T. UK-2017
Simply magical, it exceeded all my expectations and then some.Wendy B. UK- 2017
The Maldives is my top Swimtrek choice. Clear turquoise water around the coral reefs, cobalt blue in the deeps with white sands and coconut trees on the atolls... And such pretty tropical fish.Carolyn Y. AUS- 2017
The most amazing week, superb in every way. The boat was amazing, food was wonderful and the snorkelling was out of this world! Another big tick for Swim Trek, you keep getting it right!Virginia S, UK - 2017