If you'd like to venture out of Guadeloupe during your Caribbean vacation, a trip aboard one of L'Express Des Iles catamarans may be ideal.
L'Express des Iles is a collection of high speed catamarans that seat 300 guests each and offer transportation between Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, and two ports on Martinique from the ferry terminal in Roseau with same day return. Regardless of where you are traveling to, the cost is $100(USD), with a 50 percent discount for children under the age of two, a 10 percent discount for students and children between two and 12, and a five percent discount for anyone younger than 26 or older than 60.
If you're planning to utilize this service, make sure you contact L'Express des Iles directly at 0 825 35 9000. Their schedules change frequently, so one you find on-line may not be up to date and you could find yourself stranded. Because the schedules can change with short notice, the chart you see below should only be used to give you an idea of what a typical ferry schedule with this service looks like.
|Point of Departure||Destination||Departure Time||Arrival Time
|Point-A-Pitre, Gaudeloupe||Dominica||Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 1:00 p.m.
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:15 a.m. 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 3:15 p.m.
|St. Pierre, Martinique||Dominica||Monday: 1:30 p.m.||Monday: 3:30 p.m.|
|Fort de France, Martinique||Dominica||Wednesday: 2:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.
|Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.
|St. Lucia||Dominica||Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m.
|Tuesday: 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 4:00 p.m.
|Dominica||Point-A-Pitre, Gaudeloupe||Monday: 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:15 p.m.
Friday: 12:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:15 a.m.
Sunday: 5:45 p.m.
|Monday: 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 p.m.
|Dominica||St. Pierre, Martinique||Monday: 10:45 a.m.||Monday: 12:15 p.m.|
|Dominica||Fort de France, Martinique||Wednesday, Friday: 10:30 a.m.
Saturday: 3:30 p.m.
|Wednesday, Friday: 12:30 p.m.
Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
|Dominica||St. Lucia||Friday: 10:30 a.m.||Friday: 12:30 p.m.|
When it comes to ferries among the French Caribbean islands, L'Express des Iles is the one name you can trust to always have a full fleet of boats to get you around. L'Express des Isles also offers day tour packages with guides. For more details and schedule information, call 0 825 35 9000.
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