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The whole crew was awesome.5.0 November 2018
I had an incredible time in Chicama Peru with WB Surf Camp. The whole crew was awesome. I loved the place we stayed, the food was out of this world, and it was so cool to have a boat and a photographer there to take you back and forth in the surf and capture pictures of us on the longest waves in the world. Jeff, surf coach and trip director, must be the best, most determined and passionate coach and traveler anywhere. He is one of a kind and a heck of a lot of fun! He took great care with everyone on the trip, and he got people into the best waves of their lives. He challenges you and encourages you and it brings out the best in each surfer. I highly recommend WB Surf camp and Coach Jeff!Read more
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We had an amazing experience with WB Surf Camp adult program in Costa Rica.5.0 October 2018
We had an amazing experience with WB Surf Camp adult program in Costa Rica. I had surfed before and my husband is a very good surfer. The trip was perfect for us as I got to stick with the group and he could go off and do his own thing in the bigger waves. We both loved meeting up after surfing, each having a great time then getting to know the rest of the group and exploring Costa Rica together. Our instructors, Steve and Joanna, were wonderful. So nice and so much fun. My surfing improved tremendously - better wave judgement and just much more confidence in the water. We would do the adult surf trip every year if we could!Read more
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such a wonderful experience.5.0 July 2018
Both my girls, 7 and 14, loved this camp more that any other type of camp they have ever attended. My girls don't typically enjoy summer camps because they prefer to play with friends and take it easy on summer break. However, this was completely different. They both set alarms to wake up very early in the morning so they would not be late. I loved it!! They enjoyed learning about surfing, safety conditions, etc. but most of all they LOVED actually trying it out! They felt safe and it really boosted their confidence for water safety and recreation of course! They want to come back and are excited to become better surfers!Read more
The staff was incredible for both kids and parents. Alex, Chase, and Sammy helped my girls and were excellent. Glenn was a tremendous help to me and provided me with surf information and local recommendations which really made our time in Wrightsville so much fun! Thanks to all who made this such a wonderful experience.
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|Tours||2 Trips||1 Trip|
|Average Trip Price Per Day||$ 371||$ 0|
|Operator Type||Group Tour Operator||Group Tour Operator|
|Size||Local Specialist||Global Operator|
|Headquarters||Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States||Fort Washington, Pennsylvania|
A unique collection of luxury trips designed by Gate 1 travel.
What Makes Gate 1 Signature Collection Stand Out?
These are luxury minded trips with a local focus. Guides are all local experts, from and living in the destination you’re visiting. Each itinerary features exclusive experiences. Groups are small and each day is full of activity but well balanced.
They focus on offering only a select group of trips in this special collection - allowing them the freedom to create truly spectacular itineraries - which include more inclusions in the price than their other collections.
The tagline is “More Luxury for Less”. These tours may not be in same luxury travel class if you’re used to Abercrombie & Kent, however where comfort and extravagance meets fun and busy travel days of sightseeing and tours, you’ll find Gate 1 Signature Collection.
Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
Those travelers who are willing to spend a little bit more for a 4-5 star experience, will probably find a sweet spot with Gate 1 Signature tours. These trips tend to be attended by older travelers, in the 50+ range.
Don’t expect too much strenuous activity. You can expect easy paced walks, guided tours and lectures, and stops to explore interesting cultural sites and historical attractions.
While some of these cultural experiences, included in their “Signature Experiences”, are truly unique, be wary that many of these inclusions are fairly standard offerings - such as a hot air balloon ride over the African savannah. So the luxury experience of exclusivity you may be expecting is to be taken with a grain of salt. These tours offer wonderful experiences - but the destinations or activities are not always particularly uncommon or rare.
They currently don’t offer an overly extensive list of countries, but tours do go all over the world. This includes Central Europe, Spain, and the UK, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, Peru, Southeast Asia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Gate 1 Signature Collection Travel Style
Signature Collection tours with Gate 1 aim for comfort, ease, and unique cultural experiences. Like their other brands, Gate 1’s Signature Collection is about making sure your sightseeing is maximized, and the price is right for the experience.
Most sightseeing, meals, wifi, tips, and their “Signature Experiences” are included in the itinerary price - unlike Gate 1’s main brand which offers less inclusions. This type of itinerary more helpful to budget travelers wishing to pick and choose which activities they would like to pay for. Gate 1 Signature Tours, however, are best suited to those who want more inclusions and less hassle to have to decide on how to spend their travel time.
Why Choose a Tour with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
If you’re an older traveler looking for a boutique, comfortable, and well paced tour, the Signature tours may suit you very well. Travelers love the customer service, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge the guides bring to each day on the tour. There is also a good balance of free time and optional additional sightseeing opportunities.
All tours feature included “Signature Experiences” which are the main highlights that make the Signature Collection tours stand out from the other Gate 1 brands. These are unique excursions, usually with a strong cultural focus - such as an evening of Irish music in Galway, or a traditional dinner in the deserts of Morocco. They also often include lectures that explore a destinations history or a specific facet of the culture.