Day 1 – Saturday : Pointe-à-Pitre
Boarding on our charter catamaran at Marina Bas du Fort on Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe’s largest city. We’ll sail 30 minutes to Îlet du Gosier on the south west coast, which is known for its spectacular coral reef and quiet beaches. This is a wonderful snorkeling spot and there’s also a sunken tug to snorkel nearby. Night on board, at anchor.
Day 2 – Sunday : Marie-Galante
After breakfast we’ll set sail for two hours to Marie-Galante in the Caribbean Sea, the island of a hundred windmills, of which 70 can still be seen today. We’ll arrive at Anse Canot on the west coast, one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. You must try the local rum, which is said to be the finest in the world. Lunch on board of our charter catamaran.
Option*: Bus tour of the island (about 3 hours) where you’ll see impressive ruins of the island’s sugar factory, windmills and grand chateau, which reminds us of the island’s former wealth. You’ll visit a museum, cassava mill and rum distillery.
Dinner and night on board.
Day 3 – Monday : Dominica
After breakfast, we’ll sail four hours to Dominica in the Caribbean Sea, ‘The Nature Island of the Caribbean’, It’s one of the most undeveloped islands within the Caribbean and the mountainous, volcanic scenery is unspoilt. We’ll arrive in Portsmouth and explore further after customs and immigration are completed. You’ll be close to the island’s only white-sand beach and the Cabrits National Park with its hiking trails. Lunch on board.
Option*: Rowing boat trip on the Indian River and walk back through the fruit plantations and through Portsmouth village.
Dinner and night on board on our comfortable charter catamaran.
Day 4 – Tuesday : Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.
Breakfast and explore more of the island.
Option *: Island tour by bus with a driver-guide that includes, North Road, Amerindian Reserve Kalinago, stop in the National Park, the impressive ‘Emerald Pool’ natural waterfall in the rainforest and the island’s south and the west coast. You’ll have lunch in a restaurant in the rainforest and see the famous Trafalgar waterfalls (60m high) with a guide. You’ll return to the boat through the capital, Roseau, and by the west coast.
Dinner and night on board.
Day 5 – Wednesday : Pigeon Island
After breakfast we’ll navigate to the west coast of Guadeloupe, which takes about seven hours with a couple of memorable stops on the way. We’ll lunch at anchor nearby under the wind of the island. After lunch, we’ll sail three hours to the Cousteau Reserve facing Pigeon Island in the Caribbean Sea where you’ll be able to see coral, tropical fish, turtles and humpback whales. It’s one of the world’s most renowned dive locations. Dinner and night on board.
Day 6 – Thursday : Islands of the Saints (Les Saintes)
After breakfast, you can relax and enjoy water activities from the boat, snorkeling, swimming and paddleboarding. If you like diving, there is a possibility of scuba diving with local clubs. After lunch we’ll sail three hours to the archipelago of Saintes with its eight islands, mooring at Pain de Sucre. Dinner and night on board on our comfortable charter catamaran.
Day 7 – Friday: Islands of the Saints (Les Saintes) in the Caribbean Sea.
After breakfast we’ll head to Terre de Haut Bay, the main island and one of the two inhabited islands in the archipelago. We’ll anchor in the bay and you can explore on land. The island has beaches perfect for swimming and fine snorkeling.
Option*: Village tour and walk to the Fort Napoleon, which is now a museum. You’ll get the most wonderful views from the top of the hill, which are worth the walk.
Lunch on board and then some free time before we sail four hours to Îlet du Gosier. Dinner and night on board.
Day 8 – Saturday: Pointe à Pitre
After breakfast you’ll disembark around 10am at Bas du Fort marina.