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 a couple of dive services and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from. To visit our complete page about scuba diving in this area, click here.


Hoping you can spend some time on the open water with a rod in your hand? There are a couple of charter operators located in this area. To read a more complete discussion of this topic, see this article concerning nearby fishing.

Sailing and Boating

Additional information about area firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water can be seen in the table below.

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 area marinas and charter operators click here.


Another great activity for visitors is to experience the area's sights and natural beauty. Interesting sights include historic sites and a distillery. enjoy visiting the area's waterfalls and other natural attractions. To see our detailed guide to sightseeing attractions and opportunities, go to this page.


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