G Adventures to debut Sri Lanka sailing program

10-02-2017 10:00 am

Citing a tripling of demand for trips to Sri Lanka in the past year, G Adventures has launched a new program of small-group sailing tours along the southern coast.

The seven-day 'Sri Lanka Sailing' trip, which travels from, and returns to, Mirissa, begins on Feb. 2, 2018. The trip can also be combined with a land-based itinerary in Sri Lanka to create a 14-day land and sea getaway. After seeing strong growth in sales of Sri Lanka tours in the past year, offering a sailing trip was the next natural step, said Vince Donnelly, global sailing manager, G Adventures.

"We’re thrilled to be the first adventure company to explore Sri Lanka by sea. They say great things come in small packages and Sri Lanka is a fantastic destination with plenty to see, do and eat," said Donnelly. "These sailing trips have a local chief experience officer (CEO), skipper, and cook onboard, so travellers will also experience the local culture and flavours as they explore the stunning Sri Lankan coastline."

Highlights of the new itinerary include the fort city of Galle and Ussangoda National Park, the newest national park in Sri Lanka, which is home to a variety of wildlife and rare medicinal plants. While sailing, travellers will be also have the opportunity to spot blue whales feeding just off the island's coast.

The launch of Sri Lanka sailing brings the number of sailing destinations offered by G Adventures to eight, with 19 different itineraries across the British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Cuba, Greece, Indonesia, Montenegro and Thailand.

For more information, visit www.gadventures.com.