TORONTO— G Adventures is adding new destinations to its 2014/15 sailing lineup – Cuba, Turkey and the British Virgin Islands.
“Small-ship sailing has become increasingly popular. Since its launch in 2004, our sailing program has quadrupled in size,” says Rich Heller, Marine Product Manager, G Adventures. “The new destinations offer our travellers even more places to see and explore from the comfort and convenience of our roster of yachts and catamarans.”
The operator has experienced a significant rise in demand for small-ship sailing over the years, crediting its innovative and flexible itineraries, low cost high value experiences and fully licensed, knowledgeable skippers as the primary reasons for its success. In fact, G Adventures’ sailing program is among the itineraries that receive the highest number of repeat travellers.
“Sailing uncovers parts of the world you wouldn’t otherwise have access to on land,” adds Heller. “Guests appreciate the convenience of having to unpack only once. Nights are relaxing and boats anchor in the most beautiful bays and picturesque harbours. During the day travellers can be as active as they want to be with a variety of activities including snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. Plus there are plenty of opportunities to shop in local markets and savour local cuisine.”
Sailing in the British Virgin Islands marks the first Caribbean tour for G Adventures. The operator also offers sailing trips in the Greek Islands, Thailand and Croatia, a destination that launched last year and nearly sold out. All itineraries range in length between four and 15 days. Yachts and catamarans carry a maximum of eight or 14 travellers.
Aspiring sailors can learn the ropes, receive some pointers from the expert skippers and even take the wheel themselves.
The 2014/15 Marine brochure is available now. All trips are guaranteed to depart. Itineraries include:
Sailing The British Virgin Islands – Tortola to Tortola for seven days and priced from $1,799; Sailing Turkey – Bodrum to Fethiye for 10 days and priced from $1,614; Sailing Cuba – Havana to Havana for eight days and priced from $1,999.
For more information, visit gadventures.com/travel-styles/cruising/sailing.