Guadeloupe Sailing Itinerary

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Guadeloupe Sailing Itinerary

Guadeloupe is a small butterfly-shaped island which is split into two main islands and connected by a bridge. The two islands are called Base-Terre and Grande-Terre, these two islands along with over 12 others island make up the area of Guadeloupe. Basse-Terre is a volcanic island with mountains and beautiful beaches, and Grande-Terre is flat with rolling hills and picturesque coastlines.

Our Guadeloupe sailing itinerary is perfect for everyone, with beautiful year round weather and sailing conditions for all abilities.

Our Guide to the Guadeloupe Sailing Itinerary

Our Guadeloupe sailing itinerary explores and discovers the best the area has to offer, with white sandy beaches, turquoise clear oceans, coral reefs to discover, quaint villages to explore, restaurants serving delicious cuisine, hiking, windmills and much more.

For our Guadeloupe sailing itinerary, the starting point is at the world-class Marina Bas Du Fort, with a large number of facilities and amenities, while also being close to the nearby town. From there our itinerary heads towards Marie Galante, Les Saintes and Islet Gosier, before heading back to Marina Bas Du Fort.

  • Getting There

    Our Guadeloupe sailing itinerary can be reached by flying into Pointe-a-Pitre International airport. Pointe-a-Pitre airport serves the Caribbean, Canada, France, USA, Italy and Germany with direct flights and the possibility of connecting to other destinations throughout the world. This airport is the main way in and out of the country unless you are travelling by boat from another Caribbean island. The airport is located 15 minutes drive away from Marina Bas Du Fort, the main starting point of our Guadeloupe sailing itinerary.

  • Weather

    The average weather temperatures in Guadeloupe vary depending on the seasons, the average winter temperature is 23c and 30c in summer. The dry season is from December to May with March being the driest month of the year. Winds are predominantly from a northeasterly direction with winds from 15knots to 25knots. 

  • Mooring

On our Guadeloupe sailing itinerary the overnight mooring stops are split between stops in beautiful marinas and secluded bay anchorages. Both overnight mooring styles are well protected from the winds and current. Caution should be taken when dropping anchor for fishing pots and traps which may get tangled. 

Guadeloupe Sailing Itinerary

Day 1

Marina Bas Du Fort 

Our Guadeloupe sailing itinerary departs from Marina Bas Du Fort, where there is a handful of restaurants, bars, and live music. The marina is close to the city of Pointe-a-Pitre, which is the largest on the island, filled with culture, tradition and history. Marina Bas Du Fort is the ideal place to begin the Guadeloupe sailing itinerary and spend the first night enjoying the surrounding area, with 1,200 berths, 2 docks, water and electricity to fill your overnight requirements. 

Book In Advance: Marina Bas Du Fort, VHF 9 (+59) 069 035 1919

Day 2

Marina Bas Du Fort – Marie Galante (NM)

Marie Galante

From Marina Bas Du Fort our Guadeloupe sailing itinerary departs the marina and heads south to Marie Galante. Marie Galante is well worth spending time exploring, with lots to see and do in the surrounding area. Marie Galante is a circular shaped island with sugar fields, over 100 windmills, coral reefs – which make good snorkelling and diving locations, although caution should be made when snorkelling to avoid the buoys and lobster pots. The island is quiet quaint and undeveloped making it the perfect place to explore. 

Overnight Mooring: Overnight mooring is available at Port de Grand Bourg, which is the largest marina on the island. Boats can dock at the marina or anchor northeast of the green buoy, leaving a gap of 3.5 meters. Alternatively, boats can anchor southeast of the basin.

Day 3

Marie Galante

Marie Galante 

Marie Galante is such a beautiful destination to visit and explore, that we have included two days of our Guadeloupe sailing itinerary in the area, to make sure everything is discovered and explored. On day two in Marie Galante, there is an opportunity to drop anchor and explore the beaches, swim in the ocean, or head towards land and visit a rum distillery.

Overnight Mooring: Overnight mooring is available at Port de Grand Bourg, which is the largest marina on the island. Boats can dock at the marina or anchor northeast of the green buoy, leaving a gap of 3.5 meters. Alternatively, boats can anchor southeast of the basin.

Day 4

Marie Galante – Les Saintes (21NM)

Les Saintes

After spending two days exploring Marie Galante our Guadeloupe sailing itinerary heads towards the unspoiled tropical beauty of Les Saintes. This area is famous for its architecture, beautiful bays, serenity, historical sites, quant charming villages, shops and restaurants serving delicious cuisine.

Overnight Anchorage: A perfect place to drop anchor for the night is southeast of the small pier, (which is utilized by fishermen) this area offers protection from the wind. Take caution to avoid fishermen’s traps and fishing pots dotted around the area.

Guadeloupe Sailing Itinerary

Coral Reefs, Swimming, Quaint, And Undeveloped

Day 5

Les Saintes

Les Saintes 

Les Saintes is too beautiful of a place to spend only one day, so another day and overnight stop are recommended. A must visit in this area is Bourg des Saints, which is referred to as one of the most beautiful bays in drop anchor in the world. The second day spent here can be spent on the shore and exploring the local area either on foot, walking around, using public transport or by scooter. The area was discovered by Christopher Columbus, and named in honour of Halloween.

Overnight Anchorage: A perfect place to drop anchor for the night is southeast of the small pier, (which is utilized by fishermen) this area offers protection from the wind. Take caution to avoid fishermen’s traps and fishing pots dotted around the area.

Day 6

Les Saintes – Islet Gosier ( NM)

Islet Gosier 

From Les Saintes, the Guadeloupe sailing itinerary heads towards the lush vegetation of Islet Gosier. This is the perfect spot for swimming or snorkelling with a large coral reef. The islet is uninhabited making it the perfect place to explore and relax with a small lighthouse, and other areas to discover.

Day 7

Islet Gosier – Marina Bas Du Fort 

Marina Bas Du Fort

The last day of our Guadeloupe sailing itinerary takes us back to our starting location at the Marina Bas Du Fort. Which is the perfect opportunity to relax and make the most of your last night on the island. While eating and sampling delicious cuisine and drinks in the nearby bars and restaurants.

Book In Advance: Marina Bas Du Fort, VHF 9 (+59) 069 035 1919

Guadeloupe Sailing Itinerary

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