In response to a huge increase in popularity for small group sailing trips, G Adventures has added two new destinations to its list of sailing adventures, allowing travellers to explore Indonesia and Montenegro from the deck of a catamaran or yacht.
The rising popularity is reflected in new statistics that show G Adventures’ sailing bookings from Australian and New Zealand travellers increased by 286 per cent over the past four years. Greece continues to be G Adventures’ most popular sailing destination globally, which has grown 75 per cent with Australian and New Zealand travellers alone.
The new trips allow travellers to explore other regions in the same relaxed sailing environment.
Sailing Indonesia starts in July 2017 and has travellers sailing for seven days in the country already popular with Australian and New Zealanders. The trip explores the coastlines of Bali and Lombok, visiting the Gili Islands, Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Gili Gede and includes snorkelling excursions, kayaking tours, beachfront bars and yoga sessions along with three meals a day.
Also in the new suite of sailing adventures is a eight-day tour of Montenegro, starting in May 2017. The trip, which starts in Croatia, sails along the Dalmatian Coast on the way to the spectacular Bay of Cotor checking out ancient fishing villages, a UNESCO World Heritage site and some of the area’s nicest beaches. With a maximum of eight people per trip and the chance to eat on shore each night, travellers are sure to get an immersive cultural experience.
Adrian Piotto, Managing Director G Adventures Australia and New Zealand, says travelling by sea is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to see the regions.
“Our new trips in Indonesia and Montenegro ensure travellers get the most bang for their buck, combining transport and hotel into one handsome boat. There is no need for expensive day tours or ferries, keeping costs low,” he explained.
On board, travellers have the benefit of flexible itineraries allowing tours to set out for the best beaches and out-of-the-way places, as well as giving aspiring sailors the chance to learn the ropes.