Let us guide you along the glorious pristine beaches, islands and coastlines of the Outer Hebrides on this short 4 night adventure swim break led by local and experienced swim coaches and guides. Immerse yourself in the history of our islands from land & sea and challenge your swim ability by going from island to island swims all with kayak and/or boat safety cover. The sea temperatures of the Hebrides range from 12-14C in summer months so this trip is not suitable for beginner cold water swimmers. Occasionally we can experience higher but you should prepare for 12-14C. Swim distances can range from 1km to 5km each day but we ensure that everyone can exit when they need to. Your personal safety and that of the group is paramount.
You'll be staying in a twin or single room at the quirky 3 star Bailenacille Guest house for 4 nights, an old manse with a tennis court overlooking the spectacular Uig Sands on the west side of Lewis. You'll have breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal provided. All diets are catered for but the local shop is 5 minutes walk away for any extra's you might require.
An example itinerary will be:
Monday - 1000 pickup Stornoway. Lunch at local restaurant followed by swim from beach to small islets and caves
Tuesday - Full Day swim to uninhabited island for lunch bbq and boat ride back
Wednesday - Half Day swim the length of a local loch/free time in afternoon
Thursday - Full Day visit the Isle of Harris for a swim trek to a secluded beach and swim across a channel*
Friday sunrise swim depart 10am
The above is an example itinerary but days might be rearranged around the conditions.
All our breaks are small to ensure you get the best experience from your Hebridean swim trip. Maximum 8 people.
A full kit list will be provided but you would be expected to have your own sea swimming equipment and wetsuit. Tow-floats and caps will be provided but you can bring your own that you are familiar with.
If you are acclimatised to swimming without a wetsuit in Scottish summer sea temperatures (12-14 degrees) you are welcome to continue but may need to complete an additional questionnaire.
1 Adult SHARING Full Board Option 25% Deposit
FULL PRICE £795. 4 night's Full Board Twin Room Sharing Swim Adventure 25% DEPOSIT ONLY.
1 Adult SINGLE Occupancy Full Board room 25% Deposit
FULL PRICE £895. 25% deposit for 4 nights single room accommodation, full board guided swim adventure.