Get your share of sun and sand in Chile's beachside Vina del Mar and many locations around with Coach Pedro and Coach Sarah! Daily swims are scheduled to be 2-5km during February, 2018. This is a great option for swimmers of varying endurance levels or up for challenging swims like the Magellan or Beagle channels. Outside the water you'll enjoy local fresh food, spectacular views and sights, and wonderful Chilean wine! You'll even tour the vineyards and dine amongst the grapes.
PICK YOUR WEEK-LONG TRIP FROM 6 DATES
Looking for daily swims during your days in Viña del Mar?
Water World Swim has announced an alliance with the local open water swimming club FullMar, a non-profit swim organization with more than 10 years of activity. They have organized several competitions and swim crossings on Viña and Valparaíso.
Plan for arrival and settling in on Sunday, with itinerary of activities beginning Monday morning. Departure will occur on the following Sunday (1 week later) and there will be transportation at 12:00 pm to the airport.
Schedule changes can be made at request. Extensions or stay extra days can be arranged by request in advance. Coach Sarah from New Zealand presently swimming and training in Chile will be available on weekends for coaching and training on request. Please contact us for details by chosing "International Swims" from the form dropdown.
Pick your trip window!
Week of Sun. Jan. 14 to Sun. Jan. 21
Week of Sun. Jan. 21 to Sun. Jan. 28
Week of Sun. Jan. 28 to Sun. Feb 04
Week of Sun. Feb. 04 to Sun. Feb. 11
Week of Sun. Feb. 11 to Sun. Feb. 18
Week of Sun. Feb. 18 to Sun. Feb. 25
Pricing (per person, including non-swimmer guests)
7 nights 4-star Hotel in Viña del Mar ($1,850.00 incl.breakfast)
7 nights Airbnb (near beaches to swim) ($1,650.00 incl.breakfast)
Prices include all the following:
Sunday, Arrival to Santiago, Chile International Airport
Pick up and Transportation to Vina del Mar
Welcome dinner on the arrival Sunday
Day 1 Monday
- 9:00 a.m. Beach Swim short distances
- 12:00 p.m.Break for Lunch
- 2:00 p.m. AfternoonBeach
- 8:00 p.m. Snacks and drinks
- Evening free
Day 2 Tuesday
- 9:00 a.m. Swimming longer Distance or distance of choice.
- 12 Break for Lunch
- 2:00 p.m. City Valparaiso Tour Including Boat port tour
- Evening free
Day 3 Wednesday (all day swimming)
- 9:00 a.m. Tour to Zapallar beach. a small resort.
- Incl. Lunch
Day 4 Thursday
- 9:00 a.m. Tour to Wine Country to best Vineyards in Chile
- Incl. Lunch.
- Evening Swim at return - if your energy still there 😉
Day 5 Friday
- 9:00 a.m. 1 Long Distance Swim
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch in Fishing depot ( each individual pays for own lunch )
- 3:00 p.m. Relax Beach Afternoon
- Snacks and drinks
Day 6 Saturday
- 9:00 a.m. 1 long Distance Swim with members of the local club
- 1:00 p.m. Lunch or snacks (each individual pays for own lunch)
- Beach afternoon
- 8:00 p.m. Dinner at local restaurant (included )
WWS Coach & Director
Coach Pedro Ordenes is known worldwide for his record-breaking swims like crossing the strait of Magellan and a round trip crossing of the Beagle Channel between Chile and Argentina, in water temperatures averaging 39F and without a wetsuit. He participated in a successful English Channel relay and completed the San Francisco Bay Alcatraz swim hundreds of times.
WWS Coach & Coordinator
Sarah joined WWS in 2017 during her days in Chile, with the aim of possibly swimming the Beagle Channel in Patagonia at some stage. She started swimming at a very young age, and over the past years she has been coaching in New Zealand and competing on events in Samoa and NZ like The Beach Series, Banana Boat - Ocean Swim Series and Samoa Swim Series.
DAILY SWIMS AND TOURS
You will enjoy beautiful shoreline places, and delicious wine and local food!
Viña del Mar
Vina del Mar means "vineyard of the sea" and it is also known as "the garden city" - could it be any better? Its long white sandy beaches are the biggest draw for tourists and its sister city is none other than Sausalito, California. With its generally consistent warm-summer Mediterranean climate, those beaches are always inviting!
Outside of swimming, you'll enjoy the wine sampling at the top of the line vineyards in the region.
Valparaiso is home to one of the Pacific's greatest sea ports and is even the headquarters for the Chilean National Congress. Its mild Mediterranean climate is not unlike San Francisco, with occasional fog. The port, bringing in its first ship in 1536, is so historically important that residents of Valparaiso are called porteños (porteñas for the ladies).
With its streets sanctioned as World Heritage sites for their beautiful and historic architecture, you'll be sure to enjoy the town as well as its beaches!
Located two hours northwest of Santiago and seventy minutes north of greater Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, Zapallar is a quaint and elegant town built along steep hills along a protected horseshoe bay with high quality white sand. To the north and south of the town center, the geography is rugged, characterized by steep cliffs and rocky precipices. A mediterranean micro-climate is conducive to cultivating the many attractive gardens that historically adorn the town. One of the town's most attractive features is the stone masonry promenade that extends along the beach for three kilometers.
The capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile's largest and the most densely populated conurbation. The city is entirely located in the country's central valley. Most of the city lies between 500 m (1,640 ft) and 650 m (2,133 ft) above mean sea level. Santiago is the cultural, political and financial center of Chile and is home to the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations. The Chilean executive and judiciary are located in Santiago, but Congress meets mostly in nearby Valparaíso.
All swimmers must fill the international application found here. Prices do not change for non-swimmers. Your fee includes a 50% non-refundable deposit. No refunds issued within 30 days of arrival. By submitting this form, you agree to the terms.