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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

  • Overview
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    La Caravelle

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    Anse A La Barque

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    Marie Galante

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    Local spices

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    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
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary from Guadeloupe

    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

    Guadeloupe 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    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

    Getting There

    Flights to Guadeloupe

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016Air France have flights to Guadeloupe from the UK via Paris. Transfer time to Bas du Fort Marina 20 minutes.

    Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights. If you would prefer a flight-inclusive holiday then Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016.

    Transfers

    We recommend all clients pre-book transfers from the airport to the base as some flights arrive later in the evening. We can arrange these transfers for you with the base in Guadeloupe. A transfer to Bas du Fort Marina takes approximately 20 minutes. Please ask a member of staff for pricing.

    Hotels

    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. We offer a range of hotels, from family friendly to romantic retreat so you are sure to find something that takes your fancy. See our range of Caribbean Hotels.

"First class service from Nautilus. On arrival our catamaran was clean and serviceable and the help given by the base staff was excellent. "

Antigua 2014 - M.M

Guadeloupe Yacht Charter prices

Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT shown in red valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

Yacht details 11 May - 20 Jul
18 Aug - 15 Nov
21 Apr - 11 May
21 Jul - 17 Aug
16 Nov - 21 Dec
06 Jan - 20 Apr 22 Dec-5 Jan
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2019-GP-BB-Dre/3

Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT shown in red valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

Yacht details 11 May - 20 Jul
18 Aug - 15 Nov
21 Apr - 11 May
21 Jul - 17 Aug
16 Nov - 21 Dec
06 Jan - 20 Apr 22 Dec-5 Jan
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2019-GP-BB-Dre/4

Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT shown in red valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

Yacht details 11 May - 20 Jul
18 Aug - 15 Nov
21 Apr - 11 May
21 Jul - 17 Aug
16 Nov - 21 Dec
06 Jan - 20 Apr 22 Dec-5 Jan
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2019-GP-BB-Dre/6

Yachts from Guadeloupe

Includes Outboard

YACHT SECURITY:

Refundable deposit GBP2700- GBP8100 OR Non Refundable insurance GBP189-378/week which reduces refundable to €500-750

(COMPULSORY)

End Cleaning, Starter Pack and fees: GBP220-333 (Depending on size of vessel)

Fuel used (fill up on return)
Optional extras (i.e SUP's, Kayaks etc) available on request.
SKIPPER: GBP1,260/week + food and drink + own cabin

ONE-WAYS: Available on request

Sailing Qualifications

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). 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 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?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

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.

Level 2

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.

Level 3

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.