A Dream Yacht Charter bareboat sailing vacation on the French archipelago of Guadeloupe is the ideal family or romantic getaway. Make sure you don’t miss the beautiful Crayfish waterfall and a swim in it’s refreshing pools. For an even more dramatic sight, head south of Basse Terre and visit the famous 350-foot Carbet Waterfalls. Call our team today to book your island hopping adventure in Guadeloupe.Read more
Guadeloupe is part of the Leeward Islands and stands out because of its butterfly shape. The eastern wing, Grand-Terre, features Pointe-à-Pitre, the island’s biggest city and center of tourism. The western wing, called Basse-Terre, is less developed and dominated by an impressive national park. A narrow channel called the Salt River separates the two halves of the island.
Nearby are Marie Galante, which offers fantastic snorkeling, and the Gosier islet and its large coral reef. For anchorages, head to Les Saintes and take a stroll around Fort Napoleon on Terre-de-Haut. Don’t leave before visiting Jacques Cousteau’s Underwater Reserve in the waters close to Pigeon Island for an abundance of colorful coral forests and marine life. This underwater world is considered one of the best dive sites you can experience.
Dream Yacht Charter in Guadeloupe: Our diverse fleet of catamarans and monohulls for bareboat yacht charters is at our base Marina Bas du Fort. Our Guadeloupe base team will receive you warmly and look after you, giving local tips and advice. If you need help planning your charter, check out our Inspirational Itineraries section or get in touch with our team to find out more.
What our customers say: “Just wanted to say a big thanks to you and your staff for looking after us. The yachts were clean and well maintained.” -Dave (Guadeloupe)
The time difference in Guadeloupe is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) -4 hours. Make sure your documentation is in order to travel. You will only need a valid passport if you are from the EU, Canada, Switzerland and Normal for stays up to three months. Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel.
Taxis in Guadeloupe run on the meter and they can be expensive, especially after 9:00pm when a surcharge is added. If you want to travel by bus, be aware that most people will speak French or Creole. Carry a map with you so you can point where you want to travel to.
For specific information about restrictions, visit the French customs’ website.
The currency in the French Lesser Antilles islands is the Euro, while it is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar for the other islands (St. Lucia and St. Vincent, etc). Master and Visa cards are accepted widely and you can find ATMS easily, except in remote areas, which dispense Euros. Most banks are in Pointe-à-Pitre.
You’ll find free Wi-Fi at the marina. Getting online is easy with plenty of Wi-Fi spots in restaurants and cafes, but you may find that speeds vary.
Temperatures in Guadeloupe average 74ºF in winter and 87ºF in summer. Temperatures at night can drop so make sure you pack a light jacket. The dry season is between December and May with the driest month in March.
Sailing conditions in Guadeloupe benefit from north-easterly trade winds up to speeds of 15 to 25 knots November to May, which temper the heat and humidity.