Guadeloupe - cabin cruise

Discover Guadeloupe on a cabin cruise

A French overseas territory, Guadeloupe is a group of islands located in the southern Caribbean Sea. Resembling a butterfly, its two largest islands are separated by the Salt River. The hilly island of Grande-Terre has long beaches and sugar cane fields. On the island of Basse-Terre, the Guadeloupe National Park is home to the Carbet Falls and the Grande Soufrière volcano. Smaller islands include Marie-Galante and La Désirade.

Guadeloupe and its islands allow you to make your dream come true. The only thing you will meet everywhere is the sea, warm and clear and its incredible underwater life, to be discovered with flippers, mask and snorkel. The recent and very comfortable catamarans of our partners are perfect for sailing and discovering: mangroves, cliffs, pebble beaches, fishermen's beaches, beaches bathed in turquoise water, coral reefs, beautiful waves on the Atlantic coast, palm trees and tropical vegetation ... Each bay has its own personality and particularities: fine white sand like talcum powder in Grande-Terre, golden brown on the leeward coast, volcanic black sand west of Basse-Terre.

Itinerary Guadeloupe

Here are the details of the route taken by your sailboat and its crew :

Croisière à la cabine - Guadeloupe

Day 1  - Saturday : Pointe à Pitre - Marie Galante

Boarding at the Bas du Fort marina. Sailing to L'Anse Canot in Marie-Galante (about 3 hours of navigation). 

Night on board, at anchor.

Croisière à la cabine - Guadeloupe

Day 2 - Sunday : Marie-Galante

Breakfast. Sailing to the island of a hundred mills. 

Option : visit of the island by bus (about 3 hours). Lunch on board. Departure to Dominica (about 4 hours sailing). Arrival in Portsmouth. 
Option: join the legendary Sunday night BBQ on Portsmouth beach for dinner. This one is organised in honour of passing boaters by the Island Boatmen's Association. 

Dinner and overnight on board.

Croisière à la cabine - Guadeloupe

Day 3  - Monday: Dominica

Breakfast. Dominica, also known as "the island of nature". Customs and immigration formalities.

Option: Bus tour of the island with driver-guide: this Northern tour will take you to the sites of Red Rocks, The Syndicate Nature Trail and Milton Waterfall. The 25m high Milton Waterfall with its swimming pool allows you to swim in refreshing and crystal clear water. This visit will also make you discover local farms (tasting of local products) while enjoying the wildlife as this site is classified as a national bird sanctuary. Don't forget your binoculars. 

For the "excuses" option, lunch is provided in a restaurant. 

Dinner and overnight on board.

Croisière à la cabine - Guadeloupe

Day 4 - Tuesday: Ilet Pigeon

Breakfast. Sailing to the west coast of Guadeloupe (about 7 hours sailing time). 

Lunch at anchor at the Cousteau Reserve in front of Ilet Pigeon. 

Dinner and overnight on board.

 

Croisière à la cabine - Guadeloupe

Day 5 - Wednesday: Les Saintes

Breakfast. Relaxation, nautical activities from the boat, snorkeling and for the amateurs the possibility of scuba diving with the local clubs.

Lunch on board;Sailing to the Saintes archipelago (about 3 hours sailing time). 

Mooring in the village of Les Saintes (depending on the availability of buoys). 

Dinner and overnight on board. 

Croisière à la cabine - Guadeloupe

Day 6 - Thursday: Les Saintes

Breakfast. 

Option: Visit of the village and walk to Fort Napoleon.

Lunch on board. Free time in the afternoon. 

Dinner and overnight on board at Les Saintes. 

Croisière à la cabine - Guadeloupe

Day 7 - Friday: Ilet Gosier.

Breakfast. Sailing to the Sugar Loaf (30 min), ideal site for snorkeling and beach. 

Lunch on board. Navigation (about 4 hrs.) to Gosier islet. Local night market not to be missed. 

Dinner and overnight on board. 

 

Croisière à la cabine - Guadeloupe

Day 8 - Saturday : Pointe à Pitre

Breakfast. Navigation to Pointe à Pitre (20 min). Disembarkation around 10 am at the Bas du Fort marina.

NB : Itinerary subject to change without notice, depending on weather conditions and/or technical reasons. The sailing times indicated above are based on an average cruising speed of 6 knots. They may vary according to sea state, wind speed and weather conditions. Our partner reserves the right to allocate another type of catamaran to this cruise, offering the same level of comfort and service.

Itinéraire en Guadeloupe

Itinerary 8 days from Pointe à Pitre

  • Pointe à Pitre - Marie Galante - La Dominique - Ilet Pigeon - Les Saintes - Ilet Gosier - Pointe à Pitre

Weather

The ideal time to travel to the West Indies is from November to April, a dry period during which the trade winds blow regularly from east to west allowing you ideal north-south sailing with the wind on the beam.

The wet season runs from May to August and is considered the low season with more rain but much less people at anchor. From July onwards, however, it is necessary to start monitoring the weather and the evolution of the potential cyclones which generally form off Cape Verde and move up the Atlantic Ocean until they threaten the Caribbean Arc, generally to the north of the latter.


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