G Adventures Introduces New Sailing Tours in Southeast Thailand Just in Time for Songkran

6 Apr 2011
Adventure travel company expands collection of world-renowned marine adventures

G Adventures, the world’s largest independent adventure travel company, introduces new sailing tours in the Gulf of Thailand, exploring the famous islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and Koh Ang Thong National Park – just in time for Songkran, the Land of Smiles’ new year.

“We’re excited to launch the new sailing program in Thailand’s southeast coast, from June to September,” says Julie FitzGerald, G Adventures’ Asia destination manager. “Responding to consumer demand for year-round sailing in the region, the new island-hopping trips complement our hugely popular cruising in the Andaman Sea. Both products are exclusive and offered by very few operators.”

The marine program provides a unique and alternative way to experience Thailand’s most pristine beaches and remote islands that land-based trips struggle to access. Travellers have plenty of opportunities to snorkel and swim in calm turquoise water, soak up the sun, and savour traditional Thai meals prepared by an onboard chef. A visit to Koh Ang Thong National Park also allows explorers to discover the area’s incredible rock formations.

Aboard the 37 ft catamaran, the experienced captain takes care of the work, but avid sailors are welcome to help and learn the ropes of sailing, too. With only eight people per trip, the experience promises to be intimate, echoing G Adventures’ recognized small group travel.

“Our catamaran sailing tours are a convenient and affordable way to uncover the beauty and excitement of the Gulf of Thailand’s scenic islands,” adds FitzGerald. “Ideal for anyone seeking a relaxing and comfortable vacation, the trips reveal Thailand's magical wildlife, nightlife and culinary delights.”

Perfect on their own or as add-ons to other Thailand adventures, the sailing tours, starting at only $789 CAD, include:
Thai Sailing Adventure - Koh Samui to Koh Tao
Thai Sailing Adventure - Koh Samui to Kho Samui
Thai Sailing Adventure - Koh Tao to Koh Samui
Northern Thailand & Koh Samui Sailing Adventure

For more information on the sailing program visit: www.gadventures.com/marine/thailand-sailing-adventures.

About G Adventures
G Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 100,000 global travelers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure – people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, G Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its travellers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit www.gadventures.com and www.planeterra.org.