Guadeloupe with its numerous islands offers a huge range of beautiful anchorages. Here is our selection to check out.

16°13’ N , 61°31’ W
Half-way between Martinique and Saint-Martin

Marina Bas-du-Fort is located in a unique setting in Pointe-à-Pitre at the center of the island, a 30-minute walk to town center, a 10-minute drive to the international airport, close to the finest Caribbean beaches and most beautiful tourist sites.

The entrance channel is well marked by buoys and beacons.

Marina Bas-du-Fort is a well-protected full service marina with 1150 berths on 23 docks, 60 mooring buoys and a shipyard. You can anchor outside the marina, to the west at Pointe Fouillole, to the north of Ilet à Cochon and the Carenage.



Most of the yacht services are found at the marina, the shipyard, the adjacent compound « Porte de la Marina » and the carenage.

Customs clearance at the marina office, Cybergraph or CLI Guadeloupe (Customs), Quai Foulon in Carenage.

Gréement Marine Services (06 90 58 18 04) - Jean-Paul and his team can help with any job to do with your mast, rigging and deck hardware. The GMS large workshop is located in the technical area and benefits from being in close proximity to the yachts and other marine professionals, ensuring a quick response to your needs.

Uship (05 90 20 60 20) - in the technical area) provides a large range of chandlery but also electronics, electrical, paint and maintenance products. You can order online and enjoy a quick delivery, including to Martinique, Saint Martin, St Barths and the Guadeloupe islands. Visit also their 500 m2 store in Jarry, Baie-Mahault.

Clean Boat Services (06 90 75 77 97) - mobile workshop) - Pascal specializes in the cleaning and repair of polyester boat hulls and will take care of all you paint work (antifouling, lacquer).

Opale Marine (06 90 62 03 92) - Franck is the fibreglass and gelcoat specialist. He does also all your maintenance, polish and paint work. He supplies resins and has professional tools for rent for your haul-out.

North Sails Guadeloupe (06 90 90 50 06) - In his 150 m2 loft upstairs at Porte de la Marina, Benoit is the North Sails expert for Guadeloupe. He will help you choose your new cruising sails and keep your sails in the best condition possible. He can also fabricate and repair lazy bags, dodgers, biminis, canvas…

Nitrogen (05 90 90 78 26) offers a wide range of diving and spearfishing items from the biggest brands as well as a range of high quality professional services such as equipment hire, after sales service and repair of your diving and spearfishing equipment, not forgetting inflating, servicing and repurposing your diving cylinders. Also a large range of fishing gear available.

G.M.D. (05 90 90 94 03) offers complete mechanical engineering solutions in the supply, installation and service of Volvo Penta marine engines in Guadeloupe. They stock a wide range of spare parts and filters in their workshop, Porte de la Marina.

Karen Shop (05 90 93 07 40) - This technical chandlery (same owner as Shop in Le Marin, Martinique) stocks a huge amount of maintenance supplies: marine paints and polishes, sea cocks, plumbing, fasteners, anodes, and a range of general chandlery.

Guadeloupe Yacht Concierge (+ 590 (0) 690 72 88 09 - Ariane and her team have been at your service since 2009 to welcome you to the island and make your life easier! Clearance, covid formalities, PCR/AG tests on board, booking medical services, moorings, marina/airport transfers, supplies, excursions, sports activities, logistic assistance for races and regattas, original and memorable outings, ... Guadeloupe Yacht Concierge does everything for you so that you make the most of your holiday! Available at Marina Bas-du-Fort and all anchorages including Les Saintes and Marie-Galante.

Appromarine (06 90 83 84 88) - You want to save your precious holiday time and fully enjoy your Caribbean cruise?, the yacht provisioning specialist in Guadeloupe offers a choice of quality supplies, fruits and vegetables mainly from local production, local specialties and not to forget, your favorite items. Purchase online and your order will be delivered directly to your yacht. It’s easy and convenient!

Caraïbes Docks Services (06 90 61 78 25) - Located near the marina, this boatyard offers quality haul-out, repair and maintenance services. With two dry docks, a launching cradle and a lift crane, Igor and his team can haul boats up to 24 metres (82 ft) and 9 m (29,5ft) wide. Services offered include antifouling, hull repairs, saildrive oil changes, polishing, machining of rudder rings....

MIB Yacht Services (07 49 42 89 57) is a member of the Sunbird International Yacht Sales network. Vincent, responsible for the Caribbean area, assists you in the sale or purchase of your boat - second-hand and new C-Cat. - New in the Caribbean: an app-based provisioning service. Download the app, choose from a large selection of quality items including many local products and have your grocery delivered right to your boat by a smiling team all wearing the bright colors of the company. Whether at anchor, on a mooring or on the dock, provisioning is made easy and convenient and the delivery is within just a few hours!


Espace Océan (05 90 90 34 14) - With 25 years of experience in servicing and selling security devices (liferafts, lifejackets, immersion suits & more), Espace is the only active company qualified in this business in Guadeloupe. They also supply and repair inflatable tenders and dinghies.


Carrefour Express Marina (05 90 90 80 40) - With its ideal location in the new shopping centre “Le Marina” a stone’s throw from the docks, your supermarket means you can stock up on general food supplies, local fruit and vegetables, fresh, organic products, meat, not to mention its rotisserie section. You can order online, free delivery in the marina.

Marina Rentals (06 90 11 29 29) - At our marina agency, vehicle rentals to meet all your needs: cars (including by the hour or day), scooters, electric bicycles, as well as motor boats (license required).

Marina Car (05 90 48 72 94) - The marina agency has recent car and 4x4 models, air-conditioned, with comprehensive insurance and unlimited mileage included, at competitive prices.

Ecomatic (06 90 61 13 13) - Located opposite the marina, your automatic laundry boasts latest generation ecological and economic spin dry machines. We cater for large or small loads, with washing powder and softener included in the price, in a comfy setting featuring a library.


The marina is a fun place to enjoy lunch or dinner with lots of restaurants and bars to choose from.


Fort Fleur d’Epée - A historic site, witness of the battles between French and English in the 18th century.

Mémorial Acte - a cultural center dedicated to the Memory and History of Slavery Trade.


16°11’59N - 61°29’31W
Your dream anchorage


Near the Pointe-à-Pitre channel, Ilet Gosier is a very popular anchorage especially with locals on Sundays. Protected by a coral reef, this anchorage is comfortable and safe in the day and night but can be rolly. Easy to access, there is a pontoon to go on land and the view of Les Saintes, Marie-Galante and La Soufriere is spectacular.

16°13’15N - 61°23’19W
Enjoy the beautiful view of Sainte-Anne Beach

This anchorage is midway between the marinas of Bas-du-Fort and Le François, the access is somewhat delicate. You can anchor to the North-Eastern tip or opposite the small fishing harbour, accessible only by dinghy. Mooring is also allowed to the East, in front of Club Med at the beach of Caravelle (crowded with regulated access).



The market on the waterfront with local products (spices, rum, pareos, handicraft).

The beaches lined with palm trees and the shallow turquoise waters.

16°15’2N - 61°15’7W
A good shelter, protected by the coral reef barrier

Located to the East of Guadeloupe, Saint-François, a fancy tourist resort area located next to one of the most beautiful lagoons in Guadeloupe, has two anchorages: one at the fishing and ferry harbour in front of the town, the other, in Anse Champagne, outside of the yacht marina.


Marina de Saint-François (05 90 88 47 28) - The recently renovated marina has 120 berths of which, 20 for visitors.

Clearance at the marina office. Fuel dock.



The marina area has it all: provisioning (a big supermarket, bakeries, deli…), a pharmacy, hotels, shops, watersports, dive centers, car rental companies…


The marina is surrounded by numerous restaurants and bars.


La Pointe des Châteaux, a long peninsula right at the Eastern tip of Grande-Terre, a beautiful stretch of landscape. Up by the giant cross, spectacular ocean views (Petite-Terre, Marie-Galante and Les Saintes).

The recently renovated 18-hole golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Discover unique surroundings

Grand-Cul-de-Sac-Marin is a 15000 ha vast lagoon located at the north of Riviere Salée, between Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, one of the most beautiful national parks in the Lesser Antilles. There’s a huge mangrove, a long coral wall with lots of wonderful places to snorkel, see tropical fish and watch birds.

Anchoring is now prohibited in many areas in the Parc National de Guadeloupe in order to protect the fragile eco-system. Mooring buoys must be used.


Port de Baie-Mahault - Located in the calm water body of Grand Cul-de-Sac, this small harbour away from the city has a few births for local fishing boats and leisure crafts.

Jarry in Baie-Mahault, is the most important industrial/commercial area in Guadeloupe. This is where you will find several boating businesses (Uship, Wind, Captain’Nautic…) as well as specialized stores such as Decathlon or Mr Bricolage.

ATRAM ANTILLES (05 90 32 66 70) - Specialist in insurance for boating and all recreational marine professionals in the FRENCH WEST INDIES for over 40 years. Sailboats, Motor boats, Yachts, Large Units (personal or professional use), Atram offers guarantees to suit your needs. Our contracts cover all types of boats for all kinds of damage, including hurricane-related. Not forgetting civil liability, which covers the financial consequences of any material and physical damage caused to third parties, as well as recovery costs and similar risk.

Uship (05 90 26 20 20) - On a surface of 500m2, you can find what you’re looking for in water sports or sailing. Nautical supplies, windsurfing boards, kayaks, surfing, sport catamarans, dinghies, electronics, electricity, safety equipment... Delivery to Martinique, Saint-Martin, St Barths and the Guadeloupe islands.

16°18’24 N - 61°47’51 W
A picturesque anchorage on the leeward coast


Deshaies is a picturesque fishing village located to the north west of Basse-Terre. The bay was once used by privateers who dropped anchor here to stock up on fresh water. New mooring buoys have been laid, a daily fee has to be paid to the town authorities. You can also anchor further out, away from the mooring area in approx. 30-40 ft. Make sure your anchor is strong as you sometimes get currents running parallel to the coast and strong winds coming from the town down off the mountains. A great spot to stop off at as you head North.


Clearance at Le Pélican shop. A fuel station is expected to open.


You will find an ATM at the post office (La Poste), a bakery, some convenience stores, a deli store and a new laundry in town is expected to open. It’s also possible to rent a car.


L’Amer, with a terrace overlooking the anchorage, Le Coin des Pêcheurs with fresh fish specialties and many other restaurants.



Le Jardin Botanique - at walking distance from the anchorage - Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the botanic garden and discover hundreds of tropical species and animals such as the pink flamingos.

Grande-Anse beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in Guadeloupe, with caramel-colored sand and lined with coconut trees and grape trees.

16°10’07N - 61°47’27W
The best diving spot in Guadeloupe

Surrounding the Pigeon Islands, the Cousteau Reserve is a protected underwater park with coral reefs, lots of colorful fish, sponges, sea turtles and other sea creatures. Anchorage is forbidden in the National Park, you must use a mooring buoy.


In the town of Bouillante: Carrefour and Leader Price for provisioning, a self-service coin laundry and a pharmacy.


Restaurants Le Touna and Le Rocher de Malendure, for their shellfish specialties and a range of snackettes and small restaurants along the beach.


Diving or snorkeling in the Réserve Cousteau or, discover the underwater park onboard a glass-bottom boat.

Zoo de Guadeloupe, located in the Mammels park in Bouillante, is home to hundreds of animal species from South America and the Caribbean, including jaguars, monkeys, colorful parrots…

16°14’21N - 61°19’18W
Lush greenery and calm water

Anse La Barque is a small anchorage surrounded by palm trees, ideal for cruisers. Considered one of the best shelters on the leeward coast after Deshaies, it is very popular with the locals, which often means visitors have to anchor outside, in 7 to 10m of water.

15°58.56’N - 61°43.02’W
Between sea and mountain


South of Basse-Terre, surrounded by mountains and facing Fort Delgrès and La Soufrière, Marina Sud Ancrage is the only place on the leeward coast where you can berth in a marina.

Yachts with a draft over 2m should be careful (depth is 2.50m) and anchor south of the marina. The anchorage can be rough.


Marina Sud Ancrage (05 90 86 79 43) offers 340 berths of which some 30 for visitors.
Clearance available at the marina office. Fuel dock.
At the time of printing, the reconstruction work of the marina of Rivière-Sens after the passage of Fiona storm on September 17, 2022 was still pending. Limited capacity for visitors.

Antilles Yachting Services (05 90 94 54 86) - Opposite the marina, this complete shipchandler offers all you need in chandlery, electrical, electronics, paints and maintenance products, fishing gear and is equipped with a swaging machine for up to 16mm.


You will find all you need for your daily shopping - a (8 à Huitsupermarket, a butcher’s, a grocery store, a bakery and also a big supermarket Super U in Basse-Terre for a complete provisioning. There is also a dive center, a beach, a fitness trail.


You’ll find many restaurants around the marina


The beach at Rivière-Sens with black volcanic sand.

Distillerie Bologne - Visit one of the oldest rum distilleries in Guadeloupe.

Fort Delgrès - At walking distance from the marina, this Historical Monument has stunning views of the surrounding town of Basse-Terre and the ocean.

15°52.11’N - 61°35.10’W
One of the most beautiful bays in the World

Les Saintes archipelago, a magical place extending over a turquoise sea in south-western Guadeloupe, is made up of two main islands Terre-de-Haut and Terre-de-Bas and six uninhabited islets. Les Saintes is a must-visit spot for boaters with numerous places to anchor, opposite the small town of Terre-de-Haut, at Pain de Sucre or in front of Ilet Cabrit.



Clearance at L.S.M.-Les Saintes Multiservices in Terre-de-Haut, Le Bourg.

Phil à Voile (06 90 81 43 28) - Philippe is a first-rate sailmaker with his sail loft located on the road to Baie de Pompierre. He will take care of all your sails and canvas work (new and repair). You can call Philippe and he will pick up your sails from the harbor.



Carrefour Express - is a small supermarket located in rue Benoit Cassin on the waterfront, open 7/7, where you will find all you need during your stay: grocery, fresh produce, organic food, drinks… Delivery to yachts available.

Robbe Steack (05 90 98 48 24) - This small store is very popular with yachties and has a nice selection of deli, fresh meat, cold cuts, cheese (vacuum-packed upon request), wines. You can also have lunch on their terrace.


Terre-de-Haut has numerous restaurants and eating out here is a great pleasure.

Au Bon Vivre (06 90 70 99 18) - In the friendly setting of an old Creole building, the chef and his team welcome you with homemade creative and innovative cuisine, made from locally produced fresh products. True gourmets will appreciate an exceptional gastronomic experience, while boaters who love good wines are sure to enjoy the wine cellar and rum bar.

Les Balançoires (06 90 34 55 13) - Take a seat on one of the swings with your feet in the warm sand, or up on the terrace with a breathtaking view of the sea, and enjoy gourmet, fresh, tasty dishes for lunch and dinner. The menu includes burgers, tatakis, lobster rolls, delicious desserts and stylish cocktails.

1 Ti Bo Doudou (05 90 98 56 67) - An exceptional setting by the water with a breath-taking view of the mooring area, gourmet Creole cuisine based on fresh produce and fish given pride of place...

L’Ilet Douceur (06 90 70 99 18) - Berni and Gina welcome you in a friendly atmosphere, in an air-conditioned room or on the terrace, for a sweet or savoury break with gourmet pancakes and fresh salads. A little extra for amateur yachtsmen: you can take a hot shower, wash your clothes, sleep on a nice bed or have your lunch or dinner delivered to your boat.


Rent a scooter or an e-car and discover the picturesque small town of Terre-de-Haut with colorful creole wooden houses and great beaches.

Le Fort Napoléon - Situated at an altitude of 114 m, around twenty minutes’ walk from the jetty, the Vauban-style fortress (a listed Historic Monument), surrounded by an unfilled moat, offers a breath-taking view of the Bay of the Saintes and Dominica.


15°57.38’N - 61°19.34’W
A land of rum, traditions, heritage

Round and low, Marie-Galante was discovered by Christopher Kolumbus during his second voyage. It is known as the “great pancake” or the “Island with one hundred mills” and is loved for its tranquility and the beauty of its shores. The anchorages are to the leeward of the islands.


The most beautiful anchorage in Marie-Galante, to the North-West of the island, is popular with cruisers, who come for the white sandy beach and turquoise sea. The anchorage can often be rolly. Beware of the many fishing pots, ay the southern tip of the bay.



A pretty fishing village, Saint-Louis bay is a great alternative to Anse Canot if there is a swell. Leave room for ferries. Moorings and a small dinghy dock. Be careful of lobster pots.


Grand Bourg is the main town in Marie-Galante and has a small harbor (often crowded) where you can either anchor or use the docks. Leave room for ferries.


Clearance at Chez Zèles in Saint-Louis and at the Customs (in French: Brigade de Surveillance des Douanes) in Grand-Bourg.

Water and electricity can be supplied to boaters (paid service) in Grand-Bourg only. You need to go to Communauté de Communes de Marie-Galante at office hours.


La Baleine Rouge (05 90 48 57 87) - A nice terrace overlooking the Bay of Saint-Louis where you can enjoy tasty fusion dishes made with fresh local produce. A restaurant-bar with a great location for those staying in the anchorage.

Aux Plaisirs des Marins (05 90 97 08 11) - Located on the beach in Saint-Louis, this is a very popular restaurant run by a local family. They serve simple but tasty creole food. Reservations are recommended.


Visit the 3 rum distilleries: Distillerie Bielle, Distillerie Poisson, home to Père Labat rum, and Distillerie Bellevue.

Taste local culinary specialities.