Activities in Basse Terre

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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 a couple of dive operators and a small number of dive sites to choose from. Navigate to this extended discussion which is all about diving in this area if you want to find out additional information.


Want to catch some fish during your vacation? There are a couple of fishing charters that operate in this area. Readers can learn more about fishing in this area can do so by clicking here.

Sailing and Boating

Basse Terre Sailing and Boating

Take a moment to look through this table for a list of local providers that will help you get out on the 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're interested in reading about nearby marinas and charter operators click this link.


Sightseeing is also a great option for anyone visiting Basse Terre. The area has historic sites and a distillery. enjoy spending some time at the area's waterfalls and other natural attractions. You can read this article regarding area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to discover additional details.


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