G Adventures Launches New Sri Lanka Itinerary

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G Adventures has announced the launch of a new sailing trip along Sri Lanka’s east coast, following the popularity of its sailing trip along the island’s south coast. The first itinerary launched in February this year and is already 90 percent sold out in its first season.

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 found onboard.

Both sailing trips take place on a brand new 52-foot catamaran that carries 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.

Vince Donnelly, global sailing manager, G Adventures, says the east coast itinerary adds valuable extra capacity as well as giving travellers the opportunity to explore even more new sailing territory. 

“We were thrilled to be the first small-group adventure company to explore Sri Lanka by sea, and we’re even more excited to be offering a second ‘travel first’ with this new itinerary along the east coast. Both trips have a local chief experience officer (CEO), skipper, and cook onboard, so travellers will experience the local culture and flavours as they explore the stunning Sri Lankan coastline,” said Donnelly.

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.

The new itinerary is priced from $1,999 per person, for a seven-day trip from Negombo return. The price does not include flights.

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