GUIDED SWIM EXPERIENCES

Limited Availability During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Image credit: Hope Blamire Artist

LOCATIONS

Most of the swimming will take place along the white sandy beaches and turquoise coastlines of Lewis and Harris or freshwater lochs that are easily accessed and are suitable to all swimming abilities. The choice of location will be tailored to your requirements but will also depend upon the conditions of the day.

 

The most challenging swims will be between small islands, across channels or around rugged areas of coastline but this will only be undertaken by the more experienced sea swimmers with water craft safety provided. Long-distance swims to outer islands can be arranged by special request. 

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EQUIPMENT

Wetsuit, socks/boots, goggles and gloves are included in your experience if required. Mandatory equipment (bright swim cap and tow-float) will also be provided. You are welcome to bring your own equipment but your tow-float and swim cap will need to meet the safety requirements and is mandatory for wetsuit and non-wetsuit swims.

 

The temperature of the sea around the Hebrides varies from 9 - 14 degrees in the summer so if you are not used to these temperatures you might want to bring a thermal rash vest for over your swimsuit or under your wetsuit. Time in the water can be adjusted according to experience.

Loch temperatures can be higher than the sea in the summer but much colder in the winter. 

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Gerry & Katia

Traigh Mhor, Tolsta, Isle of Lewis

GUIDED SWIM EXPERIENCES FOR BEGINNER'S, FAMILIES AND ADVENTUROUS OPEN WATER SWIMMERS

1 hour Hebridean

Wild Swim Experience

From £40 per person

BEGINNER'S & FAMILIES

Experience the thrill of swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Hebrides in a relaxed environment along the beaches and shores with an experienced local guide. Suitable for beginners this experience will add wonderful memories to your holiday or introduce you to a new activity on your doorstep.

Along shoreline

60 minute duration

Wetsuit/safety equipment included

From age 10+ summer

From age 16+ winter

1 person £50pp

2 people £70 

3 people £90 

4 people £110 

5 people £130 

6 people £160 

Winter rates - shorter swims prices reduced

Summer rates - May to October 

1.5 hour Guided Swim Experience 

Reef beach to Siaram (Uig)

From £30 per person

IMPROVER/EXPERIENCED

You haven't seen the Isle of Lewis if you haven't visited Uig on the West side of Lewis. Wrapped in white sandy beaches with uninhabited islands and green hills with sheep grazing casually, this is not an area to miss on your trip to the Outer Hebrides.

Swimming from the outstretched sheltered beach of Reef (Traigh na Berie) we will gently guide you towards the tiny island of Siaram Mor (big) and Siaram beag (small) joined together by a white sandbank. Here you can rest on the sandbank or swim around the rocks between the two small islands.

Total distance 1200m (return)

Allow 60-90 minutes

Improver/Experienced

Wetsuit included

1 person £50 

2 people £80

3 people £120

4 people £140

5 people £165

6 people £200

Available May to October

Bosta Beach to Little Bernera

1/2  day swim experience

From £45 per person

ADVENTUROUS & EXPERIENCED

The ultimate swim explore in the Outer Hebrides. After taking in the spectacular scenery of Bosta beach and the Iron Age house grab your kit and head off to the uninhabited island of Little Bernera for a swim adventure of your life. 

Leaving the white sandy beach behind you'll arrive at a smaller beach on Little Bernera taking in it's remoteness and history. A short walk across Little Bernera will bring you to the lagoon at the Traigh Mhor or for the more adventurous you can tackle a swim all the way around to the Traigh Mhor,  a total distance of 2km one way. 

 

Full safety cover will be provided and your change robe and rucksack transported so you can explore the island without worrying about getting cold.

Distance 2 - 4km return

Allow up to 3.5 hours 

Wetsuit, safety equipment and change robes included

Up to 2 swim guides

*Boat return trip available on selected dates

1 person £90

2 people £150

3 people £180

4 people £220

5 people £250

6 people £270

*On selected dates boat return is provided for those who would prefer just to swim one way. Contact to discuss individual requirements for your party and a bespoke arrangement can be made. Price may increase.

Available May to October

2 hr Island Wild Swim Experience

with RIB return

£60 per person NOT AVAILABLE

ALL SWIM ABILITIES

Embarking on a fast RIB boat you'll be taken to the uninhabited island of Little Bernera, off the coast of Great Bernera on the Isle of Lewis. You'll arrive at the Traigh Mhor, a sweeping shell beach wrapped around a crystal clear blue lagoon sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean and will be transported by tender to the beach.

 

Here you can explore the island's other beaches, the ruined temple and cemetery or swim around the blue lagoon at your leisure or with swim guide. 

Wetsuit Hire Included

Wetsuits available from age 10+

Change robes provided

Allow 2 hours

All swim abilities

Adult £60

Child < 16 years £35

Please contact us if you have

any mobility issues as this requires disembarkation & embarkation between boats

Available on selected dates May to October

2.5 hour Guided Swim Experience

Reef beach to Pabbay Mor

From £40 per person

ADVENTUROUS & EXPERIENCED

Swimming from the outstretched sheltered beach of Reef (Traigh na Berie) in Uig, Isle of Lewis. We'll gently guide you towards the tiny island of Siaram Mor (big) and Siaram beag (small) joined together by a white sandbank. You can stop here for a short explore or snorkel and continue onto Pabbay Mor, a larger island with a blue lagoon, smuggler's cave and natural arch. Your rucksack will be transported so you can explore Pabbay for an hour or so before heading back to Reef.

Distance 2600m return

Allow up to 3 hours 

Wetsuit and safety equipment included

Experienced OW swimmers only

1 person £90

2 people £130

3 people £165

4 people £200

5 people £225

6 people £240

*Suitable for experienced open water swimmers able to swim at least 2km confidently

Available May to October

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