Isles of Scilly

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The Isles of Scilly lie just off the coast of Cornwall in southwest England. The islands are covered in heathland, and fringed by bright white sandy beaches.

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Europe

Months Available

July
August

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The Isles of Scilly lie just off the coast of Cornwall in southwest England. The islands are covered in heathland, and fringed by bright white sandy beaches. On this trip you will be part of a small group of 8-12 swimmers, staying in Mincarlo on St Marys.

IS THIS FOR ME?

During the week, we will complete two swims a day. Swims will be a mixture of island-to-island crossings and coastal swims. You should be comfortable swimming in open water, and should be prepared for the cold water temperatures. It is fine to swim with or without a wetsuit, however if you are swimming without – please ensure you have acclimatised beforehand (water likely to be around 15-16oC in July and 16-17oC in August). Ideally you should have some open water experience and be able to swim at least one kilometre in the sea. If you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to contact the office for a chat. This trip is ideal for anyone looking for a magical week away, with a combination of swimming, wonderful food and time to relax amongst like-minded swimmers. Throughout the week, you are more than welcome to swim both or just complete one swim a day – it is your holiday.

AT A GLANCE

  • This trip is ideal for anyone looking for a swim vacation with a combination of swimming, wonderful food and time to relax.
  • Non-swimmers are welcome to join the trip and can be on the boat if they wish. A 10% discount is offered to non-swimmers.
  • Max group size 12
  • Water temperature is between 14-17oC
  • Everything is included except 2 evening meals, and lunch on one of the days when we will eat at a local restaurant.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?  

  • Six night’s accommodation at Mincarlo, based in a twin share or double share room. Private rooms are available. Please see the Accommodation tab for more details on rooms and supplements
  • Lunches (except lunch on one day when we will take you to a local cafe)
  • Dinners (except on two evenings when we will eat out locally)
  • All transport to and from swim starts
  • A fully guided swimming itinerary, based on two swims a day
  • Qualified SwimQuest Guide/s
  • Safety boats as required
  • Optional stroke video analysis and one-to-one swim coaching sessions (conditions permitting)
  • A 10L SwimQuest dry bag and a SwimQuest swim cap
  • VAT

The only costs that are not covered are your travel to and from St Mary’s, any alcohol purchases, 2 x evening meals, lunch on one day, wetsuit hire (please bring your own wetsuit if you would like to swim in one), a private room supplement should you wish to take a room of your own, and any additional items or activities you wish to participate in outside of the tour schedule.

Distances Offered

1-2k
2-3k
3-4k
4-5k
5-6k

Experience

Intermediate
Advanced
Professional

Temperature

Cold
Moderate

Swim Type

Clinic
Group
Meetup
Swimcation

Water Type

Ocean
Sea
Island

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