Your SwimVacation in the British Virgin Islands will include:
- Six nights aboard the Promenade, a trimaran 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. These include snorkel gear, floating mats, kayaks, fishing gear, zodiac, water skis, kneeboards, tubes, wifi internet access, plasma screen TV, stereo system and tons more.
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.
Accommodations: The Yacht Promenade
Promenade is a 65 foot long, 35 foot wide schooner-rigged trimaran. The three hulls allow for a very smooth, stable sailing experience. There are 5 guest cabins: three with queen-sized berths and two with twin berths that can be converted to a king by request. Click Here for a layout of the Promenade. All cabins have washbasin and mirror. The port and starboard queen cabins have private bathrooms. The other three cabins share two bathrooms. Our staterooms are spacious, well appointed, and fully air conditioned when needed. Call or email us at SwimVacation to check cabin availability. The roomy cockpit has a permanent shade awning where we take our meals and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the islands. There is plenty of deck space for stretching out, and the trampoline is a favorite spot for napping or watching the blue waters beneath go by.
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 on board the Promenade using her HD TV. 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
* Please note: Our March 5-11 2017 BVI trip will begin and end in St. Thomas, USVI. Passports are still required!
The starting and ending point for our March 12-18, December 3-9, and 10-16 2017 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.
These trips begin at noon on Sunday, and end at 10am the following Saturday. The yacht returns to the marina Friday night, allowing for early departures. Please also refer to our Getting Here page.
For customers paying by check, A 50% deposit is required at time of booking. The remaining 50% is due 12 weeks prior to trip departure date. For customers paying with a credit card, the entire balance is due upon registration. Not included: optional gratuity for your guides (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.
Shared Stateroom – $3,995
Stern Queen Stateroom Double Occupancy – $3,995
Stern Queen Stateroom Single Occupancy – $4,995
Port or Starboard Stateroom Double Occupancy -$4,495
Port or Starboard Stateroom Single Occupancy – $5,995