Ferries to Pointe a Pitre

Ferries are the best way to travel between Pointe a Pitre and Guadeloupe's out isles

Ferries play an important role in connecting the main islands of Basse Terre and Grand Terre with outlying islands such as Terre de Haut and Marie Galante.  There is also a major ferry liner which travels between many of the French-speaking islands in the region right from the terminal in Pointe a Pitre.

L'Express des Iles

L'Express des Iles is the major ferry operator that services Guadeloupe both domestically and internationally.  Local connections bring ferries from Pointe a Pitre to Terre de Haut daily at 8:00 a.m., with a return trip at 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  It takes about 50 minutes for this trip.  From Terre de Haut you can continue on to Terre de Bas (with a different ferry service) or sail back to Trois Rivieres on Basse Terre in only 20 minutes.  If you've got plans to visit Marie Galante, L'Express des Iles also sails there from Pointe a Pitre three times a day during the week.  Each one-way trip takes between 20 minutes and an hour and costs €24.

International ferries travel to Fort de France, Martinique from Pointe a Pitre at 8:00 a.m., arriving at 11:45 a.m., first making a stop in Roseau, Dominica for €56.  This trip is available almost daily, and three of four times a week you can also continue on to Castries, St. Lucia and arrive on the island at 3:00 p.m. 

Pointe-a-Pitre Ferry Docks is the only local ferry dock for which we have information. Visit this location in the eastern part of Pointe A Pitre.

Ferry Routes, Pointe a Pitre
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Roseau Pointe-a-Pitre Ferry Docks Roseau Ferry Terminal L'Express des Iles 3 to 4 days per week
Terre de Haut Pointe-a-Pitre Ferry Docks Terre-de-Haut Ferry Dock Val Ferries 1 to 2 days per week

And that's not all.  There are also numerous, lesser known and even unnamed ferries that can get you throughout the five islands that make up Guadeloupe, however, these are the major services that travel out of Pointe a Pitre that most travelers find it important to be aware of. 


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