A Dream Yacht Charter bareboat sailing vacation on Guadeloupe is the ideal family or romantic getaway. Make sure you don’t miss the beautiful Crayfish waterfall and linger for a swim in its refreshing pools. For an even more dramatic sight, head to the south of Basse Terre and visit the famous 350-foot Carbet Waterfalls.Read more
Guadeloupe is part of the Leeward Islands, but stands out from the crowd because of its butterfly shape. The eastern wing, Grand-Terre, features Pointe-à-Pitre, the island’s biggest city and center of tourism. The western wing, called Basse-Terre, is less developed and dominated by a national park. A narrow channel called the Salt River separates the two halves of the island.
There are rolling fields of sugarcane and buzzing rainforests which many rare and colorful animals call home. Snorkelers and divers will be captivated by the variety of marine and coral life in the pristine azure waters that surround the islands. Foodies will delight in the delicious and distinctive cuisine, which blends French and Creole influences. On the quieter nearby islands, many of the inhabitants still wear traditional Creole dress. The mix of African, European, and East Indian cultures makes for a melting pot of charm and excitement.
No restrictions for French citizens with an ID-card or a valid passport.
Tourists from the EU, the USA, Canada, Switzerland, and Norway need a valid passport for stays up to 3 months.
Currency: Euro. Most banks and bank machines accept most international credit cards.
Credit Cards: Welcomed almsot everywhere; Best Card is VISA.
Checks: Traveller Checks are accepted. Bring cash for small expenses.
Time Difference: Local Time is GMT – 4 year round. That is a 5hr difference in the winter and 6hrs in summer with Central Europe.
USA East Coast: 1hr during winter (no time difference in summer). Sunrise between 5:00 & 6:00 am. Sunset between 6:00 & 6:30 pm.
Average temperatures on Guadeloupe hover around 74 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months and 87 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer. Temperatures can drop to between 66 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit after the sun goes down and will vary among different regions.
The nearly perfect sunny weather is moderated by northeastern trade winds, which bring refreshing breezes to the islands, making these French Caribbean islands feel like a little piece of heaven for your tropical getaway.
Seasons in Guadeloupe are not distinguished so much by temperature as they are by rainfall. The islands that make up the country of Guadeloupe experience two different seasons: wet and dry. July through November is the wettest and most humid time of year. The cyclone season officially begins on July 1st and ends on November 30th.
December through May is considered the dry season, and the month of March even averages 0 inches of rain. Still unexpected rain showers can happen any time of year in Guadeloupe. For the most part, showers are short lived and give way to sunshine within a few minutes. Expect to find more rainfall, along with cooler air temperatures, in rainforests and areas with higher elevations.
Day 1: At Marina Bas Du Fort, there are plenty of restaurants and bars with creole food and music to spend your first night.
Day 2: Around Marie Galante, snorkeling unlocks an underwater world unique to Guadeloupe. Care should be taken of the buoys and lobster pots which the local fisherman have placed everywhere around the island.
Day 3: Explore Marie Galante and its beaches and anchorages.
Day 4: Heading west to the archipelago of Les Saintes, where you can find a good number of anchorages in the natural harbor.
Day 5: Explore Les Saintes by scooter, by bus, or on foot. Don’t miss Fort Napoleon and the beautiful beaches.
Day 6: Visit the islet Gosier, full of lush vegetation and surrounded by a large coral reef.
Day 7: Return to Marina Bas Du Fort in Guadeloupe, spending your final night in the marina.
Day 8: Marina Bas du Fort
Tel: +590 (0) 5 90 22 19 30
Mob: +590 (0)6 90 81 81 68
International flights 3 Companies offer direct flights from France (Air France – Air Caraïbes – Corsair) Other companies (Air Canada, American Eagle).
It can be organized by the base (Prices listed in Guadeloupe rates / 20-30 mn between airport & base.) Max Taxi: 06 90 35 96 50 or Taxi at the airport.
Supermarket on the Marina, as indicated on following map. Dream Yacht can take care of your provisioning. Please send back the provisioning list available on the web site and provisioning will be on board at your embarkation.
Accepted Credit Cards/Accepted Currencies
Master & Visa are accepted. On Anglophone islands; euros et US$ accepted.
Call from Guadeloupe to France: You just need to dial the number of your contact (home or cellular). There are no special numbers to add.
Call from France to Guadeloupe: You dial the 10 figures of your contact 0590 xx xx xx ou 0690 xx xx xx.
Call from abroad: you have to add international code 590 for home phones +590 590 xx xx xx or for cell phones +590 690 xx xx xx.
Things to Know
Only soft bags – No suite case (rigid suite cases are too cumbersome).
16 VHF channel