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.
Embark at Marina Bas du Fort just 20 minutes from the airport.
Enjoy a short sail across to Ilet a Gosier, a tiny wooded island surrounded by reefs and white sandy beaches.
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.
Discover this magical, unspoilt island. Tour the Indian River.
Terre de Haut lies in a beautiful bay. Explore the island and visit Fort Napoleon.
Choose one of the many anchorages on Basse Terre: Anse à la Barque, Rivière Sens, Trois Rivières, Goyave... or visit the Cousteau Marine Park.
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)
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.
"Our two weeks in the BVIs lived up to expectations and beyond, the wind was consistently 13-18 kts with the odd period in the 20s but the icing on the cake for all of us was the snorkelling which was diverse and absorbing with rays, turtles, squid and an array of fish to mesmerise. Thank you to your team for putting it all together for us."
|2023 GB£ per yacht||Dufour 390 GL(2019)||Dufour 412 GL(2018)|
|Dates||3 cabins/3WC||3 cabins/2WC|
|28 Jan-03 Feb||5067||5329|
|04 Feb-14 Apr||4990||5252|
|29 Apr-05 May||3700||3876|
|27 May-02 Jun||2529||2648|
|10 Jun-07 Jul||2090||2186|
|15 Jul-11 Aug||2633||2771|
|28 Oct-03 Nov||2624||2757|
|18 Nov-22 Dec||3771||3967|
|2023 GB£ per yacht||Dufour 460 GL(2018)||Dufour 520 GL(2019)||Oceanis 51.1 - 5 + 1 cab.(2019)||Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab.(2020)|
|Dates||4 cabins/4WC||5 cabins/3WC||5 cabins/3WC||6 cabins/4WC|
|28 Jan-03 Feb||5967||7310||7310||6576|
|04 Feb-14 Apr||5886||7200||7200||6486|
|29 Apr-05 May||4343||4700||4700||4119|
|27 May-02 Jun||2967||3981||3981||3490|
|10 Jun-07 Jul||2448||3476||3476||3048|
|15 Jul-11 Aug||3105||4086||4086||3581|
|28 Oct-03 Nov||3086||4176||4176||3724|
|18 Nov-22 Dec||4443||5857||5857||5271|
|2023 GB£ per yacht|
|28 Jan-03 Feb|
|04 Feb-14 Apr|
|29 Apr-05 May|
|27 May-02 Jun|
|10 Jun-07 Jul|
|15 Jul-11 Aug|
|28 Oct-03 Nov|
|18 Nov-22 Dec|
Refundable deposit GBP2250-GBP8100. Non Refundable deposit on request.
End Cleaning: Monohulls - up to 38' €150, 39' - 45' €180, 46' - 49' €215, 50' and above €240.
Catamarans - up to 40' €235, 41' - 45' €255, 46' - 49' €280, 50' and above €310.
Starter pack and fees: €70
Prices may be subject to change.
To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Seychelles the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.