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.
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.
|Downtown Pointe A Pitre||Grande-Terre|
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Guadeloupe||Trois Rivieres Dock||Terre-de-Bas Dock||1 to 2 days per week|
|Pointe a Pitre||Terre-de-Haut Ferry Dock||Pointe-a-Pitre Ferry Docks||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||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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