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Loreto-Mexico Swimming From Island to Island
I have just completed my first week of swim vacation guiding in Loreto - Mexico, having previously guided in Slovenia and Croatia. Loreto National Marine Park is simply stunning. Strel offers week-long swimming vacation trips with a base in Loreto town on the Baja Peninsula. FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND A short 30-40 minute boat trip…
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10 Best Swimming Places in Slovenia
Slovenia is not widely known as a popular outdoor swimming destination in Europe. However, there are several great open water swimming locations and hidden spots that you may have never heard of. We have put together a guide for the best 10 swimming spots in Slovenia.  We also organise guided 4-day Slovenia swimming holiday trips.…
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10 Best Swimming Locations in Croatia
Croatia has over 1000 islands and is widely known as a popular travel destination in Europe. Many come to Croatia in the summer months for sailing or family holidays, but we focus on the best swimming locations in Croatia. The water temperatures in the Adriatic sea, lakes and rivers reach up to 25C in the…
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Lake Powell Swimming Trip
We have recently traveled to Lake Powell (Colorado river) in the USA to experience a great lake swimming trip during the extended Memorial weekend. Here are some amazing photos from our visit.  We visited and swam in the following bays and canyons: Face canyon, West canyon, Last chance bay, Padre bay, Labyrinth canyon, and Antelope…
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Turkish Lycian Coast – Swimming Holiday Experience
The first signs of spring always bring one thought to my mind – open water swimming season is nearly here. If like me, you like the warmer water, then an open water swim trip in one of the oldest countries in the world could be for you. I spent the winter months back in the…
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New 2021 swimming holiday trip dates
We hope you have started 2021 well, above all in good health. European winter is usually a strong booking season for our upcoming summer swimming holidays so we are seeing a growing demand after several vaccination rollouts have been announced. Travel abroad is looking more positive for the year ahead and we have trips scheduled from May until the end of October…
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Tips for Planning Swimming Holiday This Summer
Are you tired of working from home, ongoing lockdowns and cannot wait for summer vacations 2021? You are not alone. Look no further and explore our adventure swimming holiday trips in the open waters! We swim in the lakes, rivers and mostly in the blue Mediterranean sea. From Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Montenegro, Arizona and more. Here…
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Swimming Around Islands in Croatian Dalmatia
I think you will agree, 2020 has been an interesting year. With nothing going as expected, and travel restrictions in place for a good portion of the year, getting the chance to visit Croatia, be in the fresh sea air and swim in the crystal clear blue the Adriatic Sea provided some much-needed rest and…
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Best Swimming Locations in Montenegro
Montenegro is one of the fastest-growing travel destinations in the world and offers a breathtaking landscape, dramatic fjord views and some of the best swimming locations. This former Yugoslavian country also offers several fantastic open water swimming locations. You can swim in the beautiful Adriatic sea inside the Bay of Kotor and Tivat (known as…
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The Wall Street Journal swimming article – Turkish Lycian Coast trip
American writer and open water swimmer Kathleen Hughes traveled to Turkey during October 2020 to experience our swimming vacation trip in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The Wall Street Journal has published the feature article about her first-hand experience of what it takes to travel from California to Southern Turkey during lockdown to join…
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Swimming trip challenge in the Lake District
Open water swimmer George Taplin conquers the 13 lakes in the Lake District in the UK. 3 days, 13 lakes, 71km. Swimming all the lakes in the Lake District in support of clean drinking water charity ‘Just a Drop’. Day 1 started on a grey and windy beach on Lake Windermere’s north shore, the longest…
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Croatian Island Hopping Swimming Holiday
We hope you are well and enjoying the summer temperatures. We are currently running our week-long guided swimming trips in Croatia and everyone greatly enjoys the holiday experience. This year is different from previous years as fewer people travel around, but those who come are having the best experience with us! Airlines have restarted flights…
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Open water swimming trips 2020
We hope you all had a great New Year and now it is time to set some new challenges and goals for the year ahead. We have allocated more than 70 open water swimming trips in 6 countries (Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Montenegro, Slovenia, Arizona) which you can check on our new 2021 swimming trip calendar.…
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Top 20 photos from Greek island hopping swimming trips
We finished 10 amazing sea swimming trips on Symi island, Greece in the year 2019! Please see below the top 20 selected photos taken on our guided trips (Symi Swimming Odyseey) around this remote Greek island in the southern Mediterranean. The 2019 year has been a record-breaking swimming season for us and we hosted many…
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Croatia Island Hopping Swimming Tour Review
We have just returned from our Croatia island hopping swimming tour (13 – 19 July 2019) hosted by Valentina, Georgia and boat captain Angelo. We had a wonderful time and would like to pass on our thanks to everyone involved and to let you know that your staff are doing a tremendous job on Krapanj.…
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Mediterranean Swim Cruise Luxury Travel Vacation
As the sun started to emerge over the hills, swimmers were gathering excitedly on the deck. Tea coffee and fruit fuelled our first swim of the day, just over 2km along Marmaris Yildiz island back towards the gulet and the promise of a delicious breakfast. Shrieks of excitement notified us of turtle and octopus sightings.…
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Open water swimming in Croatia was excellent
Feedback from a guest on our Croatian island-hopping open water swimming trip, August 2019: Thank you so much for such a brilliant week in Croatia last week. Hotel Spongiola, Strel, Valentina and Toby were all absolutely brilliant, the organisation was really well thought out and executed. Valentina and Toby were very accommodating to all guests…
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Croatia Island Hopping Swimming Review
The following review was sent to us by two guests who were on our Croatia swimming holiday in July 2019. Read about their experience below: We have just returned from our Croatia swimming holiday (13 – 19 July 2019) hosted by Valentina, Georgia and Angelo.  We had a wonderful time and would like to pass on our thanks…