Activities in Basse Terre

Photo credit: © Sylvain Abdoul Photographie

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 to choose from. To read our detailed guide to diving opportunities in this area, visit this page.


Hoping to reel in a big one during your vac ation? There are two fishing charters that operate in this area. Anyone needing to learn more about fishing in this area can do so by following this link.

Sailing and Boating

Basse Terre Sailing and Boating

Glance through the table below for a list of firms that can 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'd like to read about local marinas and charter options go to this article.


Another good way to spend some of your vacation is to explore the area's interesting sights. Interesting sights include historic sites and a distillery. Nature enthusiasts the area's waterfalls and other natural attractions. To read our complete page about attractions, see this page.


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