Guadeloupe Boat Charter Basse-Terre & Grande-Terre
Guadeloupe boat charter Basse-Terre and explore Basse-Terre, set on a volcanic range topped by the very mildly active La Soufriere. Situated in the heart of dense tropical vegetation, it is covered by a 17-000 hectare rainforest managed by the National Park. It features preserved gardens, parks, waterfalls, lakes, marine reserves and many sites reflecting the cultural diversity. These include a 17th Century Catholic Church, a Hindu Temple, archaeological remains of the Arawak, our first inhabitants, and also a 17th Century Fort (Fort Delgres).
Basse-Terre is bordered by pebbled and sandy beaches in shades of ochre, brown, black and pink. Your Guadeloupe charter will certainly take you to the renowned Jacques Cousteau Underwater nature reserve, which is off Pigeon Island, Bouillante.
Major sites include:
- The National Park, France’s 7th largest National Park.
- The Pigeon Islets and the Cousteau Reserve in Bouillante.
- The spectacular Carbet Falls and their source in Capesterre-Belle-Eau.
- The Cascade aux Écrevisses waterfall on the Route de la Traversée.
- Grande-Anse beach in Deshaies.
- La Soufrière volcano in Saint-Claude, the highest summit in the Lesser Antilles.
- The Grand-Cul-de-Sac Marin nature reserve dotted with islets between Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre.
- The town of Basse-Terre, classed as a “Town of Art and History”, with its historic districts and the famous Fort Delgrès.
- The embroidery and textile arts centre in Vieux-Fort.
- La Grivelière Plantation in Vieux-Habitants, a former residence and 18th-century plantation famous for its coffee and cocoa.
- The Engraved Rocks Archaeological Park in Trois-Rivières “flamboyant”…More about Basse-Terre
Grande-Terre is set on a vast limestone plateau with pristine shaded beaches of white sand providing brilliant sunbathing spots. Calm lagoons of crystal clear turquoise sea are a joy for snorkelers. The north of the island, on the Atlantic Ocean, offers great waves for surfers. This is the island where you will find a large selection of the destinations’ hotels and villas, especially in Gosier, Sainte-Anne and St Francois. There is also an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr designed golf course in Saint Fraoncois.
Grande-Terre plateau is ideally suited to sugar cane plantations, which cover most of the island. It has many restaurants and hotels which serve traditional Creole dishes and is famous for its warm Caribbean nights. Your Guadelopue boat charter will guide you to the best restaurants for a delightful evening on land.
Major sites include:
- Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, Pointe-à-Pitre.
- Fort Fleur d’Épée on the heights of Gosier.
- The Schoelcher Museum, dedicated to the man who instigated the decree abolishing slavery, in Pointe-à-Pitre.
- The islet of L’îlet du Gosier which boasts new features such as a marked scuba diving trail, where visitors can set off in search of tropical underwater flora and fauna.
- The 18-hole international golf course in Saint-François with its exceptional seaside location which has recently reopened following major renovation work.
- Pointe-des-Châteaux, recognised as a unique area for biodiversity and archaeological riches. The site has been named as a “Grand Site de France”.
- The Canal des Rotours, an unusual and well-kept secret, in the privacy of the mangrove at Morne-à-l’Eau.
- Beauport – An old sugar factory in the sugar cane region of Port-Louis. Today it is a Technical and Industrial Centre for Scientific Culture with a park explaining the sugar cane trade and Guadeloupe’s history as a sugar producer, featuring a tourist train.
- The cemetery at Morne-à-l’Eau, in an amphitheatre, with its black and white checkerboard vaults.
- Pointe de la Grande Vigie and Porte d’Enfer, with its huge cliffs and unforgettable view.
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