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Sail around Guadeloupe, the butterfly-shaped island with a French Creole flavour or visit neighbouring Antigua.

Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, this charming butterfly-shaped island is now a French overseas department. The French influence is unmistakable and the smell of fresh croissants and pastries mixes everywhere with the spicy aromas of West Indian cooking in restaurants and charming bistros

The two halves of the island, Grand Terre in the east and Basse Terre in the west are separated by a narrow sea channel, "La Riviere Salee". The island is covered in tropical forests, cleared in places for banana, pineapple and sugar plantations.

Guadeloupe itself has many harbours and secluded anchorages all around the coast and you'll find gorgeous bays on the islands to the south, all less than 3 hours sailing away, Les Saintes, La Desirade, Petite Terre, Marie Galante. The snorkelling and diving is superb in the whole area.

Guadeloupe Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    La Caravelle

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    Anse A La Barque

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    Marie Galante

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    Local spices


    Sailing holidays in Guadeloupe

    • Flights via Paris with Air France
    • Experience exceptional snorkelling & diving at Pigeon Island
    • Explore the charming Terre-de-Haut, one of the Les Saintes Islands
    • Learn how sugarcane is made into rum at the Bellevue distillery
    • Average distances of 13nm/day, experienced sailors can head to Antigua
    • Level 2 sailing
    • Average temperatures of around 30 degrees
    • Average winds force 3-5
    • Flexible start and finish dates possible
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary from Guadeloupe

    DAY 1 : Marina Bas du Fort, Pointe-a-Pitre

    Embark at Marina Bas du Fort just 20 minutes from the airport.

    DAY 2 : Ilet a Gosier (3nm)

    Enjoy a short sail across to Ilet a Gosier, a tiny wooded island surrounded by reefs and white sandy beaches.

    DAY 3 : Marie-Galante (19nm)

    The anchorages here are all along the west coast, the nicest being Saint Louis. Ashore you' find an authentic Caribbean life style, white sandy beaches and lagoons protected by coral reefs. Visit the Grande Anse refinery and taste the world's best rum.

    DAY 4 : Portsmouth, Dominica (25nm)

    Discover this magical, unspoilt island. Tour the Indian River.

    DAY 5 : Les Saintes (18nm)

    Terre de Haut lies in a beautiful bay. Explore the island and visit Fort Napoleon.

    DAY 6 : Basse Terre

    Choose one of the many anchorages on Basse Terre: Anse à la Barque, Rivière Sens, Trois Rivières, Goyave... or visit the Cousteau Marine Park.

    DAY 7 : Marina Bas du Fort, Pointe-a-Pitre

    Guadeloupe 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in Guadeloupe

    Temperatures in Guadeloupe remain around 30°C all year with short tropical rain showers. Steady trade winds blow from the north-east at 20-25 knots during the peak winter months December to June.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 2-3' (levels info)

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to Guadeloupe

    Air France have flights to Guadeloupe from the UK via Paris.


    We recommend all clients pre-book transfers from the airport to the base as some flights arrive later in the evening.  A transfer to Bas du Fort Marina takes approximately 20 minutes. 


    The Caribbean is a fantastic place to experience a sail and stay holiday. Why not make the most of your time in the sunshine and combine a yacht charter with a hotel stay. 

"A very enjoyable and relaxing fortnight’s charter in the Abacos. A beautiful and tranquil archipelago of sand-fringed islands. Sailing was in the Sea of Abaco, a large lagoon, often with only 2m below our keels, so we were very glad that we had chosen a catamaran! We were very lucky in chartering Odin, a new Lagoon 42 Luxe. She was spacious and really well equipped, with several very useful mod cons such as air-con and a water-maker. A lovely catamaran! There were several picturesque and well sheltered harbours with a couple of restaurants, though we spent most nights in anchorages, often on our own. We only ate out 3 times, but those meals were good. The conch is the local speciality! On several of the Cays, golf buggies replaced cars and we had lots of offers of lifts from friendly residents. There were some good snorkelling spots and we had several close encounters with delightful turtles! All in all, a really good holiday! Thank you, Nautilus!"

Bahamas 2018 - V.M.

Guadeloupe Yacht Charter prices

Yachts from Guadeloupe Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtDufour 390 GL(2019)Dufour 412 GL(2018)
Dates3 cabins/3WC3 cabins/2WC
07-20 Jan39104110
21-27 Jan48245076
28 Jan-03 Feb50675329
04 Feb-14 Apr49905252
15-21 Apr49954995
22-28 Apr43484571
29 Apr-05 May37003876
06-12 May33623524
13-19 May30573205
20-26 May27812914
27 May-02 Jun25292648
03-09 Jun23002405
10 Jun-07 Jul20902186
08-14 Jul23142433
15 Jul-11 Aug26332771
12-18 Aug20332138
19 Aug-30Sep18141910
01-13 Oct20052110
14-20 Oct21432257
21-27 Oct22952414
28 Oct-03 Nov26242757
04-10 Nov29523100
11-17 Nov34713648
18 Nov-22 Dec37713967
23-29 Dec58106119

Yachts from Guadeloupe Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtDufour 460 GL(2018)Dufour 520 GL(2019)Oceanis 51.1 - 5 + 1 cab.(2019)Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab.(2020)
Dates4 cabins/4WC5 cabins/3WC5 cabins/3WC6 cabins/4WC
07-20 Jan4610563856385076
21-27 Jan5686696269626262
28 Jan-03 Feb5967731073106576
04 Feb-14 Apr5886720072006486
15-21 Apr5305648664865248
22-28 Apr5119621462144976
29 Apr-05 May4343470047004119
06-12 May3948439043903848
13-19 May3590410541053595
20-26 May3262426242623733
27 May-02 Jun2967398139813490
03-09 Jun2695371937193262
10 Jun-07 Jul2448347634763048
08-14 Jul2724373337333362
15 Jul-11 Aug3105408640863581
12-18 Aug2395344834483100
19 Aug-30Sep2138307630762767
01-13 Oct2362329032902900
14-20 Oct2529351935193105
21-27 Oct2705376737673324
28 Oct-03 Nov3086417641763724
04-10 Nov3471458145814119
11-17 Nov4086539053904848
18 Nov-22 Dec4443585758575271
23-29 Dec6852838183817552

Yachts from Guadeloupe Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yacht
07-20 Jan
21-27 Jan
28 Jan-03 Feb
04 Feb-14 Apr
15-21 Apr
22-28 Apr
29 Apr-05 May
06-12 May
13-19 May
20-26 May
27 May-02 Jun
03-09 Jun
10 Jun-07 Jul
08-14 Jul
15 Jul-11 Aug
12-18 Aug
19 Aug-30Sep
01-13 Oct
14-20 Oct
21-27 Oct
28 Oct-03 Nov
04-10 Nov
11-17 Nov
18 Nov-22 Dec
23-29 Dec

Yachts from Guadeloupe

Outboard Included


Refundable deposit GBP2250-GBP8100. Non Refundable deposit on request.


End Cleaning: Monohulls - up to 38' €150, 39' - 45' €180, 46' - 49' €215, 50' and above €240.

Catamarans - up to 40' €235, 41' - 45' €255, 46' - 49' €280, 50' and above €310.

Starter pack and fees: €70

Fuel used (fill up on return)
Optional extras: (i.e SUP's, Kayaks etc) available on request.
SKIPPER: GBP 1,470/week + food and drink + own cabin. Cats 48' and over GBP 1750/week + food and drink + own cabin
ONE-WAYS: Available on request

Prices may be subject to change.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.