An extraordinary way to experience a handful of the Seychelles' 115 islands in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean
Explore unique geological features and underwater boulder formations
Swim alongside abundant sealife rarely seen elsewhere
Enjoy a fully catered holiday with meals prepared by our onboard chef
Hike the fascinating terrain from the islands' peaks to its lush forests
Lying just over a thousand miles from the East African coast, the Seychelles are made up of 115 islands scattered over the western Indian Ocean. Featuring stunning rock formations, alluring peaks, lush forests and a rich Creole heritage, the Seychelles offer more than just a fly and flop beach holiday.
Unlike most island groups around the world which are volcanic, the Seychelles are predominantly granitic in origin, which causes the coastline to be more irregular with boulders strewn along a large proportion of the shore. This offers up some great coastal swims with the chance to enjoy the stunning coral beaches, warm, clear waters and the varied marine life both above and under the water’s surface!
Our home for the week is Sea Bird, a 42 metre sailing yacht, which allows us to find the best swimming opportunities available. Between swims, our liveaboard vessel journeys in and around the islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue as well as the outlying islands of Aride, Marieann and the Sisters. 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 (at an additional cost) and exploratory walks on the islands.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is for swimmers who love island hopping as well as exploring on foot. With a mix of coastals and crossings, this trip has a bit of everything, whether it be crossing over reefs or swimming through and under large boulder formations. There are also great hiking opportunities available around this archipelago - substantially more than many of our other trips. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 5 km prior to the start of the trip.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the Seychelles
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Six nights accommodation aboard SY Sea Bird
- All meals prepared by the onboard chef
- All tea, coffee and drinking water
- Local island visits
- National and Marine Park entry fees
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- 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.
This was an amazing first experience with SwimTrek for me. Can't wait to sign up for the next one.Victoria C, UK - 2019
Trip of a lifetime and exceeded my expectations.Karen W, USA - 2019
In my opinion and experience of Swim Trek all the trips are unique and have always exceeded my expectations. Well done to the entire Swim Trek Team.Gerald K, UAE - 2019