G Adventures has launched a new sailing trip along Sri Lanka’s east coast, following the splash made by its industry-first sailing trip along the south coast of the island nation. The first itinerary launched in February this year and is already 90% sold out in its first season. This further demonstrates Sri Lanka’s increasing popularity as a travel destination, with the country also experiencing a tripling of demand for G Adventures’ land-based trips in 2017.
The new Sailing Sri Lanka – East Coast itinerary is designed to complement the existing Sailing Sri Lanka – South Coast tour, meaning sailing trips will run in the country throughout the year and give travellers two different options. Trips will travel the east coast from July to September 2018, before heading to the south coast from November 2018 to April 2019.
Compared to the south which features more on-land excursions, the east coast is more deserted and secluded, with some of Sri Lanka’s best snorkelling opportunities. Both itineraries are timed for optimal whale-watching and travellers can also take advantage of the two kayaks and two stand-up paddle boards that are always onboard.
Both sailing trips take place on a brand new 52-foot catamaran carrying up to eight travellers. The boat was launched this year for G Adventures and has four double/twin cabins with ensuite bathrooms, portholes, and pop-up skylights.
The addition of Sri Lanka sailing brings the number of sailing destinations offered by G Adventures to nine, with 26 different itineraries in total operating in the British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Cuba, Greece, Indonesia, Maldives, Montenegro and Thailand.
Go to www.gadventures.com for more.