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Reviews from swimmers


Date of Swim: 16-Sep-21

The swim was great fun and I liked how we were shown wildlife and features of the island as we were swimming. 

It was great that we were given a chance to rest or to swim a further distance making it feel like these trips are suitable/fun for any swim ability.

It felt like a really personalised experience.


Date of Swim: 16-Sep-21

Anna and the team were super... it was so fun to join a group of regular Scillonian swimmers... the highlight of a fab trip.

 In addition to pristine seas you can expect patient and friendly swimming guides who are knowledgeable about tidal conditions, currents, wildlife and safety. And to top it all off a yummy packed lunch and a hot cuppa... with jaw dropping views.


I will definitely be back!

Liz T

Date of Swim: 29-Oct-2021

I just love swimming on Scilly, the clean, clear waters & beautiful island archipelago are second to none. Being able to swim as a group with Anna & Ruth allows you to explore further & wider in a safe and organised way. Having one of the wild and Scilly mermaids on a rescue board fills you with confidence whilst the other mermaid keeps a close eye on you in the water. If you want a well organised, professional & friendly adventure swim be sure to check out the mermaids if you are visiting Scilly. Oh and the home made cakes are to die for!


Date of Swim: 10-Feb-2022

This was my first ocean swim, I felt super confident under the guidance of Anna, Ruth and Henry. Overall a fantastic experience! Thank you all!

Honestly you guys offer such an amazing experience, there’s really nothing I can think of that would make the experience any more enjoyable. Will definitely be in contact for future adventures! See you at the ÖtillÖ!

Anna W

Date of Swim: 29-Oct-2021

This was my first open water swim in the ocean of any distance and I can't think of a better way to have my first adventure! I felt super safe with Anna on the life raft beside us all, that gave me the confidence to really go for it. The swim was really beautiful, as we swam out I could see to the bottom of the sea bed and the beautful surrounding landscape above water. It was great to swim in a group of such friendly and fun people. Despite having 2 breakfasts before I came out of the sea utterly starving only to be offered delicious bagettes, flapjack and ginger cake, tea and coffee. It was lovely to chat on the beach afterwards and walk back into Hugh Town. I can't reccomend it enough and shall be back as soon as I can!


Date of Swim: 10-Feb-2022

What a wonderful way to spend a bright wintery morning on St Agnes! Wild and Scilly Mermaids were amazing from start to finish. It was so easy to book, there was a fantastic route suggestion and they even came to us on St Agnes! I felt confident throughout, from the moment we arrived at the tent, all set up for our finisher’s lunch, to the swim brief and being in the water. The route was clear and I felt able to just relax and enjoy the swim. An absolutely stunning setting, a huge achievement (in freezing cold water!), a stunning walk back and delicious lunch (seriously those chocolate coated flapjacks were incredible) We felt totally part of the team of ocean swimmers and absolutely loved it. A swim to remember and excellent training for the ÖtillÖ this summer. Looking forward to more swim adventures sometime soon!



Date of Swim: 29-Oct-2021

A stunning swim in great company. Well organized and a comprehensive safety talk and overview of the plan for the swim. The water and scenery was amazing and the picnic lunch, including homemade cakes and tea, whilst enjoying the view was a great way to round it off. Lovely to be sent some action shots of our swim afterwards as a memento!

 Alice H

Date of Swim:5th May 22

An amazing experience of wild scilly sea swimming expertly and safely guided by Ruth and Anna from the Wild and Scilly Mermaids. As a skins river swimmer I was apprehensive about sea swimming with tides, currents and waves and also about being too slow for the group. I shouldn't have worried, we were given a thorough safety briefing covering where and when to expect current and temperature changes. Throughout the swim our guides pointed out local landmarks and the Amazing geography that you just can't see from the ground. Everything was done with safety in mind and at no point did I feel out of my depth. Will definitely be doing this again on my next trip.


Date of Swim: 2nd June

Only just got round to checking out the photos after getting home late last night. Thanks so much, its a nice memento for me. I really enjoyed the swim and was so grateful for your kindness and support.  I'll never forget sat watching the sunset afterwards whilst drinking tea and eating cake!

I will hopefully come and swim with you again one day!

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Sue and Paul

Date of Swim: 30th June 2023

Such an amazing experience to be guided round the coastline from Porth Hellick to Pelistry Bay. We swam through seaweed, round Deep Point and had seals for company. It was our first proper sea swim and our longest distance but it felt fine as we were so well supported. The sea was clear enabling you to look down deep into the water, there is a whole other world down there! Ruth, Anna and Kate could not have been more welcoming and the cake was amazing!

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