G Adventures has relaunched its seven-day sailing tours in the British Virgin Islands.
Sailing from, and returning to, the island of Tortola on a 47-ft. catamaran, the tour sees travellers snorkelling in caves, swimming with turtles, cycling around the volcanic islands and putting up sail to explore the BVIs’ turquoise waters. Designed for travellers will all levels of sailing experience, and with plenty of shore time, the tour encourages travellers to get to know the locals, dine at their restaurants, visit their businesses and enjoy an authentic island experience.
“Now is the perfect time to visit the BVIs: locals are excited to welcome visitors, restaurants are open for business and, with less tourists around, travellers can enjoy the relaxed local atmosphere, natural sites and wildlife without the crowds,” says Vince Donnelly, global sailing manager, G Adventures.
He added, “This tour has a Chief Experience Officer (CEO) who knows the islands like the back of his hand, meaning travellers get to see the hidden haunts and hotspots from across this sunny stretch of islands.”
Other highlights include a visit to the Caribbean paradise of Guana Island, which consists of seven white powder-soft sand beaches and acres of tropical forest, mountains and hills and natural pools amongst the granite boulders on Virgin Gorda island. On Jost Van Dyke, one of the smallest populated islands in the BVIs, travellers can opt for a hike enjoy a drink at the famous “Soggy Dollar” bar. A visit to a local microbrewery and one of the best turtle snorkelling spots are on the agenda at Cooper Island while, if the wind permits, Anegada Island offers keen cyclists beautiful routes on one of the only non-volcanic islands.
The seven-day Sailing the British Virgin Islands – Tortola to Tortola tours host up to eight travellers on each departure and start from $1,519 per person.