Guadeloupe, French Caribbean

Boat rentals, yacht charters

There are many different options for visitors who want to explore the fascinating waters of the archipelago, or visit the beautiful islands nearby. Renting a boat can be the way to go. Indeed, boat rentals are very easily arranged, and can be a pleasant way to discover the incredible nature of Guadeloupean waters. Local tour operators or our company will be very happy to tell you more about how to rent a boat and the rage of prices. View more here.

If you want to live a unique experience in the Caribbean, don’t forget to book your trip on a glass-bottom boat! those tours are often considered part of the top attractions in Guadeloupe. Indeed, tour operators offer day and moonlight tours that will make your stay here unforgettable. Every season, yachting becomes increasingly popular, and about 100 berths are available in the different marinas of the Island. For example, the Bas du Fort marina, the largest on the island welcomes boats up to 130 ft, and you can find there many different sailing schools.

Water sports

A trip in Guadeloupe can also be a delightful occasion to practice sports you are maybe not used to. Swimming and snorkeling are of course very popular on every beach. However, some spots might be better than others according to the part of the year when you are visiting. The north shore of Grande-Terre is also very popular for its surfing spots. It offers amazing waves from October to February to thrill seekers (Ans-Bertrand city, Le Moule city).

Among the top attractions, going scuba diving in the beautiful waters of Guadeloupe is also a unique experience. Ilet Pigeon is probably the most popular spot, located in Basse-Terre’s west coast. Considered one of the world’s ten best scuba diving areas, this spot is therefore full of schools and instructors that will be very happy to show you around. You will also find wind surfing schools all over the island, as well as small boat rentals, or water skiing facilities at the beachfront hotels.

Tours sightseeing excursions

Both Grande Terre and Basse Terre have a lot to offer when it comes to sightseeing and excursions… During your stay in Guadeloupe, don’t forget to visit the different marketplaces. They will delight you with their wonderful colors, smells, and tastes. It is also there that you can find amazing traditional gifts to bring back to your friends and family.

On Grande-Terre you will also find the Guadeloupe Aquarium, one of the most beautiful in France. If you want to go to museums, Guadeloupe offers the Musée Schoelcher, honoring a man that made the abolition of slavery possible, the Musée Edgar Clerc, or Rum Museum on Basse-Terre that traces the island’s proud history as a rum producer.

Moreover, don’t forget to visit one of the top attractions of Guadeloupe : the National Park that covers one fifth of the total land, and that is an international biosphere reserve according to the UNESCO. Finally, you should also have a glance at the powerful nature of the island by observing the volcano La Soufrière thanks to hiking trails that will give you the most amazing view.

The other Islands of the archipelago also do have a lot to offer and represent one of the top attractions of the archipelago. Check out our itineraries to learn more about the top attractions of the Island and get an idea of how to plan your trip !

Activities

  • Schoelcher Museum, Pointe a Pitre. Dedicated to the life of Victor Schoelcher, who worked for the abolition of slavery in Guadeloupe.
  • Guadeloupe Aquarium, Le Gosier.
  • Saint-John Perse Museum, Pointe a Pitre. Dedicated to the life and work of the poet Saint John Perse.
  • La Pointe des Chateaux, Saint-Francois. Large rock formations sheltering rare endemic flora and fauna.
  • Carbet waterfalls, Petit Bourg. A series of waterfalls on the Carbet river. Its three falls are set amid tropical rainforests on the slope of a volcano.
  • Trois-Rivieres Archeologic park
  • Hot springwaters, Bouillante. The community of Bouillante is criss-crossed by natural hot springs coming from the sea and from inside the earth.
  • Walk on La Soufriere, a volcano in the city of Saint-Claude on the island of Basse-Terre
  • Damoiseau rum distillery, Le Moule, Grande Terre.
  • Watersports, Sainte-Anne
  • Botanical Garden, Deshaies, Basse-Terre. Themed gardens reflecting the unique flora of the Antilles.
  • Vanibel coffee plantation, Vieux-Habitants
  • Pointe Noire area, a community named for the volcanic rock at the northern tip of the village.
  • Edgar Clerc Amerindian prehistory museum, Le Moule. A prehistoric pre-Columbian and Amerindian museum. Discover the traditions of the Tainos, Callinagos, Arawacks, and the Caribbean peoples through its collections of pottery and tools.

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