THE SURREAL NATURE OF THE JACQUES COUSTEAU UNDERWATER RESERVE

  • Port

    Guadeloupe

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Nature excursion, Swimming, Drink included

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR75.0

  • Duration in hours

    4.0

  • Shore excursion code

    00RS

Description

An unforgettable experience for nature lovers - this excursion is a journey to discover the beautiful scenery of the Guadeloupe National Park and of the Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve between crystal-clear waters and surreal settings.



What we will see
  • Guadeloupe National Park
  • Glass-bottomed boat
  • Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve (Pigeon Island)
  • Cascade aux Écrevisses


What we will do
  • We set off by coach from Pointe-à-Pitre towards the Basse-Terre Island to visit the Guadeloupe National Park with its many fascinating settings.
  • The tour continues on a modern glass-bottomed boat taking us to the amazing Malendure beach, characterised by its black sand.
  • Our boat then takes us on to discover Pigeon Island, part of the underwater reserve dedicated to the French director and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, who used it as a setting for his first documentary film, “The Silent World”.
  • We enjoy a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean sea for a close encounter with the many colourful species of fish inhabiting it. Back on board, a typical drinks awaits us before heading back to land.
  • Again in Basse-Terre, we go on a stroll through the National Park to the Cascade aux Écrevisses, a true corner of paradise with its emerald green waters and lush greenery.
  • At the end of our walk, a short coach ride takes us back to the ship.

What you need to know
  • The excursion involves moderate exercise. Guests with mobility problems may participate in the excursion.
  • This excursion is not recommended for wheelchair users.
  • Guests who wish to dive or swim in the water must be in good physical shape and be capable of swimming in deep water.
  • We recommend you put your swimming costume on before setting off on the excursion and to bring a towel and sun cream.
  • The excursion is not available to individual participants.
  • Participants will be provided with diving equipment.