Your SwimVacation in the British Virgin Islands will include:
- Six nights aboard a fabulous sailing yacht
- All freshly prepared meals and drinks (casual meals, open bar)
- Guided swims in beautiful places (usually two per day)
- Stroke and Open Water Swimming technique clinics (optional)
- Access to all the amenities aboard the yacht.
All swims are guided, with at least two SwimVacation staff members swimming with the group, and one watching over us from a standup paddle board or dinghy. We do not race. We tour the reefs, have fun, and often we stop to see fish and coral. You can go hard, or you can go easy. Elite swimmers will be offered longer swims. Tour locations change every day: over massive coral reefs, along white sand beaches, around tropical cays. Swims are tailored to meet the needs of swimmers with different abilities. With only six to ten swimming guests per trip, two groups may be formed, and each group may create different goals. Ocean swimming is our passion, and it’s the focus of activity on your SwimVacation. Click Here for a map of our typical swimming spots.
We choose our vessels from a large fleet of upscale catamaran and trimaran charter yachts that are available to us in the British Virgin Islands. Information on specific yachts is provided on the registration page for each trip week.
Food and Beverage
Enjoy freshly prepared meals, three times daily. All trips have an open bar, which includes a large selection of beer, wine, liquor, and soft drinks. Water and snacks will be available before, during, and after your swims. Special dietary needs can be accommodated to a certain extent.
There are endless possibilities for play in the British Virgin Islands. Snorkeling, water skiing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, sand castle building, shopping, hiking, and napping are just a few.
Stroke/Open Water Swimming Clinics
The clear waters of the BVI allow us to take videos of your stroke right in the open water during the first 2 days of your trip. On the second or third night we have a collaborative stroke analysis for every guest onboard. During the week we also cover open water swimming techniques such as safety, sighting and navigation, buoy turns, pack swimming and drafting, nautical chart reading for swimmers, and race strategy.
Running and Cycling
We understand that many of our customers are training for all three legs of a triathlon. Training runs can be scheduled throughout the trip. We do not recommend cycling in the British Virgin Islands.
Upcoming Trip Dates
- December 3-9, 2017 – Trip Full
Note: this trip begins at 5pm on Sunday, 4/8
Note: this trip begins at 5pm on Sunday, 4/15
The starting and ending point for our BVI trips is Village Cay Marina, Road Town, Tortola BVI. This is also a hotel, and a convenient place to stay on the eve of your trip. Ask for the SwimVacation discount.
Check trip notes above for trip start times, which vary. The yacht returns to the marina Friday night, allowing for early departures. Please also refer to our Getting Here page.
Full balance is due upon registration. Not included: optional gratuity for your yacht crew (15-20% is customary).
Included in the per-person prices below: all meals and drinks, upscale accommodations on a private sailing yacht, 2 amazing swims per day, and all activities.
All staterooms have en suite bath with shower.
Shared Stateroom – $3,995
Queen Stateroom Double Occupancy – $4,995
Queen Stateroom Single Occupancy – $5,995
Master Stateroom Double Occupancy – $5,495