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 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, 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.
is the one dock that we are aware of. Visit this location in the eastern part of 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||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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