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Sailing Holidays in Guadeloupe

Sail around Guadeloupe, the butterfly-shaped island with a French Creole flavour or visit neighbouring Antigua.

Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, this charming butterfly-shaped island is now a French overseas department. The French influence is unmistakable and the smell of fresh croissants and pastries mixes everywhere with the spicy aromas of West Indian cooking in restaurants and charming bistros

The two halves of the island, Grand Terre in the east and Basse Terre in the west are separated by a narrow sea channel, "La Riviere Salee". The island is covered in tropical forests, cleared in places for banana, pineapple and sugar plantations.

Guadeloupe itself has many harbours and secluded anchorages all around the coast and you'll find gorgeous bays on the islands to the south, all less than 3 hours sailing away, Les Saintes, La Desirade, Petite Terre, Marie Galante. The snorkelling and diving is superb in the whole area.

Guadeloupe Yacht Charter

Sailing holidays in Guadeloupe

  •  Flights via Paris with Air France
  •  Experience exceptional snorkelling & diving at Pigeon Island
  •  Explore the charming Terre-de-Haut, one of the Les Saintes Islands
  •  Learn how sugarcane is made into rum at the Bellevue distillery
  •  Average distances of 13nm/day, experienced sailors can head to Antigua
  •  Level 2 sailing
  •  Average temperatures of around 30 degrees
  •  Average winds force 3-5
  •  Flexible start and finish dates possible

Suggested Sailing Itineraries

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DAY 1 : Marina Bas du Fort, Pointe-a-Pitre

Embark at Marina Bas du Fort just 20 minutes from the airport.

 DAY 2 : Ilet a Gosier (3nm)

Enjoy a short sail across to Ilet a Gosier, a tiny wooded island surrounded by reefs and white sandy beaches.

 DAY 3 : Marie-Galante (19nm)

The anchorages here are all along the west coast, the nicest being Saint Louis. Ashore you' find an authentic Caribbean life style, white sandy beaches and lagoons protected by coral reefs. Visit the Grande Anse refinery and taste the world's best rum.

 DAY 4 : Portsmouth, Dominica (25nm)

Discover this magical, unspoilt island. Tour the Indian River.

 DAY 5 : Les Saintes (18nm)

Terre de Haut lies in a beautiful bay. Explore the island and visit Fort Napoleon.

 DAY 6 : Basse Terre

Choose one of the many anchorages on Basse Terre: Anse à la Barque, Rivière Sens, Trois Rivières, Goyave... or visit the Cousteau Marine Park.

 DAY 7 : Marina Bas du Fort, Pointe-a-Pitre

Please note: Prices may be subject to change. Compulsory and Optional extras will be added to your quote.

Sailing conditions in Guadeloupe

Temperatures in Guadeloupe remain around 30°C all year with short tropical rain showers. Steady trade winds blow from the north-east at 20-25 knots during the peak winter months December to June.

We have rated this destination a 'Level 2-3' (levels info)

Getting There

Flights to Guadeloupe

Air France have flights to Guadeloupe from the UK via Paris.


We recommend all clients pre-book transfers from the airport to the base as some flights arrive later in the evening.  A transfer to Bas du Fort Marina takes approximately 20 minutes. 


The Caribbean is a fantastic place to experience a sail and stay holiday. Why not make the most of your time in the sunshine and combine a yacht charter with a hotel stay.