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Women-Only Sailing Adventures in Greece, Bahamas and British Columbia

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The pioneer of women-only travel sets sights on sailing adventures in Greece, British Columbia and the Bahamas where its Wild Women Expeditions’ guests can learn to hoist sails and drop anchor while exploring sun-drenched islands.

Wild Women Expeditions will host 2019 departures for up to six guests each on a six-night Greek Goddess Sailing Adventure from June 8-14 and from Sept. 14-20. The per person rate is $3,495 including six nights aboard Lucky Dice, a 50-foot, air-conditioned Cyclades sailing yacht; the services of a fully licensed female skipper and Grecian first mate; welcome snacks and daily breakfasts and lunches catered on board; on-board shared accommodation with the option (space available) of a private upgrade at $480. The yacht has five cabins, two bathrooms, galley, salon and a navigation center. On-own, on-shore dinners at tavernas offer opportunities for guests to charge electronic devices while dining.

The adventure begins and ends in Athens harbor. Enroute women learn to manage the sails along the goddess trail rife with archaeological sites, palm-fringed, white-sand beaches and temptations for hiking to volcanoes, wandering on cobbled, Byzantine footpaths, snorkeling with dolphins and sea turtles and cycling in mysterious forests. In Poros guests can rent scooters, visit a maritime academy and shop; on Hydra, donkey rides may be the preferred conveyance to the mountain top before joining a nightly sunset party with cocktails and classical music on the side of the cliffs. The small fishing village of Vathi offers a choice of a hike to Kameni Volcano or visiting a spa. The Temple of Aphaia on Aigina, the island of pistachios and Octopus, is one of the finest Doric Temples remaining throughout the islands. See: https://wildwomenexpeditions.com/trips/greece/

Wild Women Expeditions will host two 2018 departures of the six-night Bahamas Sail the Exuma Islands Dec. 1-7 (Nassau to Staniel Cay) and Dec. 8-14 (Staniel Cay to Nassau). Each departure accommodates up to six guests. The per person double rate of $3,995 includes use of a 45-foot, fully equipped catamaran, mooring fees, fuel, water and charter insurance; the services of a female captain and first mate/cook who offers local knowledge of the islands; breakfasts, lunches and welcome snacks on board as well as up to three on-island dinners (other dinners are on-own); the use of two double kayaks and two stand up paddleboards; and the option (space available) to upgrade to a single private berth at $495.

The charter base at Palm Cay Marina is a short ride from Nassau airport and a world away from tourist hotels and the bustle of downtown. Then come the diverse worlds of Exuma Islands, uncrowded and pristine, with hospitable locals who are gracious and genuinely friendly. Guests may anticipate snorkeling, exploring patches of coral, swimming, hiking, doing yoga on the beach, kayaking and standup paddle boarding. The Northern Exuma Islands include Crescent Beach on Highbourne Cay, recognized as one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. On Warderick Wells, the crown jewel of the Exuma Islands, guests explore 20 marked hiking trails and some of the most pristine coral gardens in the Caribbean. A grotto named after the 1965 James Bond spy film, “Thunderball,” is an underwater cave system for snorkeling, diving, and wading. It is teeming with exotic marine life and a kaleidoscope of brilliantly colored coral reefs and fish, like yellow-tail snappers, Angel fish, Sergeant Majors and the like. The grotto’s mystique is heightened by the small, almost hidden entrance. Nearby is a deserted island accessed by dinghy to see the spectacle of swimming wild pigs who greet the boat. See: https://wildwomenexpeditions.com/trips/sail-the-exuma-islands/

In British Columbia Wild Women will run an exclusive departure for a Desolation Sound Sailing Adventure on April 26, May 4, 2019, at $3,895CAD that includes eight nights accommodation for up to eight guests; all meals, snacks and beverages (including wine and beer); all shore trips with access to national and provincial parks and protected areas, guiding permits and fees. (Wine pairing will be suggested evenings with freshly prepared, coastal-inspired cuisine.) A 92-foot schooner with a crew of up to five women features four double occupancy sleeping areas, an above-deck wheelhouse lounge and a galley and dining lounge with library. Guests share two bathrooms. An expansive deck offers secluded areas for sightseeing and reading. The vessel that is home-based in Sydney is Canada’s prestigious classic schooner, The Maple Leaf. In addition to gaining seamanship skills, guests will be surrounded by opportunities to watch for seabirds in nutrient-rich waters and by Zodiac explore shorelines for wildlife. This region is favored by boaters for its white-capped mountains, fjords and islands and opportunities for hiking and kayaking. See: https://wildwomenexpeditions.com/trips/desolation-sound-sailing-adventure/

Wild Women Expeditions offers more globe-spanning, active- travel departures for women than any other tour operator in the world. For details, availability and reservations for any of Wild Women Expeditions’ programs call 1 (888) 993-1222, email info@wildwomenexpeditions.com or visit online at https://wildwomenexpeditions.com/.

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