Guadeloupe Ferries

Guadeloupe's ferry service has shrunk over the past years

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The country of Guadeloupe is really made up of two large islands, Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre, as well a several smaller offshore dependent islands. While vacationing in Guadeloupe, most travelers will want to take the time to visit several of these islands in order to fully experience the country. Despite this fact, the ferry services in Guadeloupe are limited.

Riding the Ferries

Ferry travel is rather inexpensive, with the cost of a round trip ticket ranging from about $25(USD) to $32(USD) for travel from the main island to the offshore islands. Children's fares and one-way fares are about half this price. Ferry schedules are subject to change, but generally begin running around 8:00 a.m. Travelers can get ferry schedules from the tourism office at Pointe-à-Pitre, which can be reached by telephone at 590-82-09-30.

Familiarize yourself with the choices for water transportation below.

Ferry Docks
Name Location Island
Marie-Galante Ferry Dock Saint Louis Marie-Galante
Pointe-a-Pitre Ferry Docks Downtown Pointe A Pitre Grande-Terre
Terre-de-Bas Dock Grand Anse Terre-de-Bas
Terre-de-Haut Ferry Dock Terre-de-Haut Terre-de-Haut
Trois Rivieres Dock Trois-Rivieres Basse-Terre
Ferry Routes, Guadeloupe
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Castries Pointe-a-Pitre Ferry Docks Port Castries Ferry Dock L'Express des Iles 3 to 4 days per week
Guadeloupe Trois Rivieres Dock Terre-de-Bas Dock Val Ferries 1 to 2 days per week
Pointe a Pitre Terre-de-Haut Ferry Dock Pointe-a-Pitre Ferry Docks Val Ferries 1 to 2 days per week
Roseau Pointe-a-Pitre Ferry Docks Roseau Ferry Terminal L'Express des Iles 3 to 4 days per week
Terre de Haut Terre-de-Bas Dock Terre-de-Haut Ferry Dock Val Ferries None

Travelers are sure to get more out of their vacation by visiting Guadeloupe's nearby islands. Consider brushing up on your French or carrying a French translation dictionary to communicate effectively with the ferry boat operator.


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