Seven-day sailing tours to relaunch in early February
Uninhabited islands, pristine beach coves, authentic local cuisine and some of the best sailing routes in the world – these are just a few of the highlights on offer as small-group adventure operator, G Adventures, relaunches their sailing tours in the British Virgin Islands. Following the impact of hurricane Irma last year, the seven-day Sailing the British Virgin Islands trip will relaunch on 3rd February 2018 and, in a bid to support local tourism, will be one of the first tours to return to the islands.
Sailing from, and returning to, the island of Tortola on a 47ft catamaran, the tour will see travellers snorkelling in caves, swimming with turtles, cycling around the volcanic islands and, of course, 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 takes advantage of the low tourist numbers by encouraging travellers to get to know the friendly locals, dine at their restaurants, visit their businesses and enjoy a truly authentic island experience.
Long favoured by mariners for its balmy weather, unbeatable snorkelling spots and deserted islands, accessible only by boat, the BVIs are perfect for travellers looking for a laid-back, activity-rich winter break.
“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,” explains Vince Donnelly, global sailing manager, G Adventures.
“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,” Donnelly continues.
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 breath-taking routes on one of the only non-volcanic islands. Evenings will be spent on board, enjoying breath taking sunsets, fresh fish and new friendships.
The seven-day Sailing the British Virgin Islands – Tortola to Tortola tour host up to eight travellers on each departure, and starts from £734 per person when booked before February 2nd (usual price £1,049ENDS
About G Adventures
G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions to more than 100 countries on all continents. It was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. Powered by an international team of passionate travellers, the award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. The intimate, authentic and sustainable approach to small-group travel introduces travellers to the highlights of a destination while offering the freedom to explore it on their own. Whatever age, interest, ability or budget, G Adventures has a genuine life-changing experience. For more information please visit www.gadventures.co.uk.