Sailing Guadeloupe with a Boat Rental

Explore this French gem aboard your private yacht charter

A Carribean archipelago with a French flavor - discover this tropical gem from the deck of your Sailo boat rental. You’ll find plenty to entice and enthall you both onshore and off when sailing Guadeloupe.

Shaped like a butterfly and just as pretty, Guadeloupe sits in the middle of the Antilles, a region known as the Leeward Islands. From this strategic location, it’s the perfect spot to either spend time exploring with a Guadeloupe yacht charter, or venture further afield to neighbouring islands such as Dominica or Montserrat.

Guadeloupe herself offers lots of opportunity for adventure and a fantastic sailing experience. The two wings of the butterfly are named Basse-Terre and Grand-Terre (the west and east respectively), with the less developed Basse-Terre home to an extensive natural park and tropical forest. 

 

French atmosphere

Grand-Terre is where you’ll begin your adventure sailing Guadeloupe, in the main town of Pointe-a-Pitre. With its unmistakably French vibe, the city makes a great starting point for any sailing vacation, and it’s here where you’ll find a great selection of Sailo boat rental options. Discover vibrant markets, fascinating museums and colorful colonial districts perfect for lazy strolling.

Remember that Guadeloupe is part of France, and you’re unlikely to encounter much in the way of English being spoken away from the tourist centers. If your French is a bit rusty, don’t worry, even the basics will go a long way, and locals are often eager to help passing yachtsmen. Go with the flow and you’re sure to have an incredible Caribbean sailing vacation in Guadeloupe!

 

Sailing in Guadeloupe

From Pointe-a-Pitre, which is located in the center of the island, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to sailing in Guadeloupe. Many choose to circumnavigate the islands over the course of a week long sailing trip, or head to nearby Dominica to explore a whole other cultural experience. 

Sailo offer a selection of bareboat or captained boats, so you can choose your private boat rental to match your experience and vacation goals.

 

Marie-Galante

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Around 19 miles south of Pointe-a-Pitre, Marie-Galante is a popular stop off for visitors sailing in Guadeloupe. With miles of hiking trails, a chocolate box assortment of pristine beaches and plenty of reef to explore, a day or two on Marie-Galante is definitely a good choice to stop by on your private yacht charter. Fans of rum should make sure to head to the Bellevue distillery in the center of the island, with an excellent tour of the facilities and a tasting of the final product, of course!

    Suggested Boats

  • Explore Bas du Fort onboard 43' sailing catamaran
    $4,680 (per week)

    Explore Bas du Fort onboard 43' sailing catamaran
    La Marina

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  • Set sail in Guadeloupe onboard 41' Cruising Monohull
    $2,724 (per week)

    Set sail in Guadeloupe onboard 41' Cruising Monohull

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  • Enjoy Bas du Fortonboard Fountaine Pajo Lipari 41
    $3,456 (per week)

    Enjoy Bas du Fortonboard Fountaine Pajo Lipari 41
    La Marina

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Iles de Saintes

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The Saintes are a small cluster of nine islands, due south of the Basse-Terre on the main island. Anywhere else in the world and Iles de Saintes would be a dream vacation destination in their own right; with a historic fortress, sheltered bays and unspoilt reefs waiting for you to dive in and discover them. On shore, leave your boat rental in one of the many anchorages and you’ll find lots of great bars and restaurants for a welcome break.

 

    Suggested Boats

  • Rent a luxurious and spacious catamaran perfect for cruising Guadeloupe
    $4,680 (per week)

    Rent a luxurious and spacious catamaran perfect for cruising Guadeloupe

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  • Enjoy Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe onboard Catana 47
    $4,494 (per week)

    Enjoy Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe onboard Catana 47
    La Marina

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  • Treasure memories of your upcoming vacation in Guadeloupe
    $5,064 (per week)

    Treasure memories of your upcoming vacation in Guadeloupe

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Basse Terre

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Basse-Terre and the western coast of Guadeloupe offers an almost limitless opportunity to find your own slice of tropical paradise. On board your private Sailo yacht charter, you’ll be able to choose whatever suits you best. Fans of diving will love the Jacques Cousteau underwater reserve, near Plage de Malendure. Culture vultures may prefer to stop for supplies and sightseeing in the island’s capital, Basse Terre (town). Beach lovers will find plenty to entice them around Grand Anse and Rifflet.

    Suggested Boats

  • Charter 38' Harmony in Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe
    $2,832 (per week)

    Charter 38' Harmony in Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe
    La Marina

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  • Enjoy Bas du Fortonboard Fountaine Pajo Lipari 41
    $3,456 (per week)

    Enjoy Bas du Fortonboard Fountaine Pajo Lipari 41
    La Marina

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  • Explore Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe onboard Dufour 460 Grand Large Liberty
    $3,360 (per week)

    Explore Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe onboard Dufour 460 Grand Large Liberty
    La Marina

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La Desirade

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Off the eastern coast of Grand-Terre, lies La Desirade. Home to a natural wildlife sanctuary, La Desirade is a wild and often forgotten island, fringed by coral reefs and an abundance of stunning beaches. Not many tourists make it here, so if you’re sailing Guadeloupe, you’ll easily be able to find a secret stretch of beach with your Sailo boat rental. The island is even more sleepy and laid back than the rest of the archipelago, and an excellent place to stop and relax for a day or two.

 

    Suggested Boats

  • Go on a nautical adventure on this elegant sailboat
    4,550 € (per week)

    Go on a nautical adventure on this elegant sailboat
    Pointe a Pitre

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  • Take this  Pogo 12.5 for a spin!
    3,800 € (per week)

    Take this Pogo 12.5 for a spin!
    Pointe a Pitre

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  • The best way to experience Pointe a Pitre is by sailing
    3,500 € (per week)

    The best way to experience Pointe a Pitre is by sailing
    Pointe a Pitre

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Fajou

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This uninhabited island sits in the bay between the two butterfly wings, north of Pointe-de-Pitre though the Riviere Salée, which separates the two islands. Being made up of mangrove swamp and coral reef, the island is teeming with wildlife, both underwater and above. If you’re looking for exceptional scuba or snorkelling, make sure you add Fajou to your Guadeloupe sailing itinerary.

    Suggested Boats

  • Beautiful sailboat for rent, ideal for fun in the sun
    1,850 € (per week)

    Beautiful sailboat for rent, ideal for fun in the sun
    Pointe a Pitre

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  • Enjoy Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe onboard Catana 47
    $4,494 (per week)

    Enjoy Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe onboard Catana 47
    La Marina

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  • Set Sail in Guadeloupe onboard this elegant Lagoon 450
    $4,920 (per week)

    Set Sail in Guadeloupe onboard this elegant Lagoon 450
    La Marina

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