Activities in Basse Terre

The largest of Guadeloupe's islands, Basse Terre is mountainous and lush with green space.  Although it is a popular tourist destination, the island remains unhurried and a great place for visitors to unwind in a peaceful setting.  Activities center on natural sources of entertainment like hiking and birding, diving, wind surfing, and horseback riding.  A more relaxed day will see you sightseeing to glimpse plantation ruins and rum distilleries. 


Basse Terre Diving

Basse Terre's eco-tourist stengths extend to its offering of dive sites. Diver's coming to Guadeloupe will want to stop here before leaving.

You'll find two dive services and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area. Go to this extended discussion which is all about scuba diving in this area if you want to find more facts.


Hoping you can spend some time on the open water with a rod in your hand? There are a couple of charter operators that operate in this area. Make your way to this extended discussion dedicated to nearby fishing options if you need more details.

Sailing and Boating

The chart just below shows some details regarding firms that can help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Basse Terre
Name Type Phone Location Island
Whale Watching Guadeloupe Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (069) 030-0991 1.7 mi. South of Central Basse Terre Basse-Terre

If you want to read about nearby marinas and charter operators see this page.


Sightseeing is also a great option for anyone visiting Basse Terre. The area features historic sites and a distillery. have a good time at the area's waterfalls and other natural attractions. To learn about more area sightseeing attractions, visit this page.


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