The Aquatic Experience Tour at a glance

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The Aquatic Experience Tour

  • Day 1

    Discover the circuits

    Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin, the largest lagoon

    Welcome to Guadeloupe’s largest lagoon, Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin, 15,000-ha bay nestled between the islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre. Protected by its 39-km coral reef and named a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1994, the bay is home to a wide range of species, including crustaceans, fish, algae, coral, shellfish, birds, reptiles and more. It’s bordered by mangrove and swamp forests as well as grassy swamps that serve as a hatchery for multiple species of fish, crustaceans and shellfish. The Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin presents a fascinating face to the world. Contact: Tam Tam pagaie (sea kayaking)Practical info: 4 hoursPort de Pêche de Morne Rouge 97115 Sainte-Rose Tel.: +590 (0)5 90 28 13 85 / +590 (0)6 90 75 70 02E-mail: tamtam.pagaie@gmail.comWebsite: www.guadeloupe-kayak.comContact: Bel'mangrov (pedal boating)Practical info: 4 hoursPlace de Vieux Bourg Port de Vieux Bourg 97111 Morne-à-l’Eau Tel.: +590 (0)6 90 36 60 30E-mail: contact@belmangrov.comWebsite: www.belmangrov.comContact: Cocomambo (motorboat tours)Practical info: 4 hours97115 Sainte-Rose Tel.: +590 (0)6 90 35 92 06E-mail: cocomambo@wanadoo.frWebsite: coco.mambo.pagesperso-orange.fr/index.htmContact: Azimut (sailing catamaran)Practical info: 4 hoursTel.: +590 (0)6 90 41 88 08E-mail: info@azimutcroisiere.comWebsite: www.azimutcroisiere.com

  • Day 2

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    The biggest aquarium in the Antilles

    Day 2 offers an all-in-one excursion! Enjoy a look at underwater life throughout the Caribbean at one unique spot, with a visit to the Guadeloupe Aquarium. Ideally located in the Pointe-à-Pitre marina, its thirty tanks containing 450,000 liters of seawater comprise the largest aquarium in the Antilles, thanks to the diverse collection contained under its roof. With nearly 50 species of corals and more than a hundred species of fish and invertebrates, the Aquarium will introduce you to the wealth of marine life in the Caribbean. The Aquarium hosts and helps fund two organisations:· KARET, the only facility in the Lesser Antilles that cares for Guadeloupe sea turtles.· L’Ecole de la Mer, which teaches children about the marine environment.Practical info: 90 minutesContact: Aquarium de la Guadeloupe Place Créole, La Marina, 97190 Le GosierTel.: +590 (0)5 90 90 92 38E-mail: info@aquariumdelaguadeloupe.comWebsite: www.aquariumdelaguadeloupe.com

  • Day 3

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    On top of an underwater mountain

    Among its many diving spots for divers of all levels, the Guadeloupe islands boast one of the 100 most beautiful diving locations in the world: the Sec Pâté on Les Saintes. The gorgeous Sec Pâté is an underwater mountain whose base sits at a depth of 300m, with the mountain’s tip less than 15m below the surface. The site offers an abundant quantity of various fish, sea turtles, sea fans, coral, gorgonia, lobster and shellfish. Because of underwater conditions, this is a difficult dive and only experienced Level 2 divers may participate. Practical info: 3 hoursContact: Pisquettes 1022 Le Mouillage, 97137 Terre-de-HautTel.: 590 (0)5 90 99 88 20E-mail: plongee@pisquettes.com Website: www.pisquettes.com

  • Day 4

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    Discovering the Cousteau Réserve

    Only two days left! Hurry on over to the Pigeon Islets for a dive in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Follow the path of Jacques Cousteau and observe the ocean floor that bears his name. The Cousteau Réserve is the perfect location for a dive. Beginning and expert divers alike will revel in the multi-colored fish, coral, gorgonia, sea urchins, sponges and tortoises they’ll find underwater. Registered as a protected nature site and named a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, the Pigeon Islets are part of the Guadeloupe National Park. Practical info: 3 hours Contact: Centre Ecotouristique Les Heures Saines Pigeon Rocher de Malendure 97125 Bouillante Tel.: +590 (0)5 90 98 86 63E-mail: info@heures-saines.gpWebsite: www.heures-saines.gp

  • Day 5

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    Take an underwater excursion!

    End your tour in a beautiful setting! With Anse-Caraïbes beach in Pointe-Noire as your starting point, depart with family or friends on a snorkeling trip to explore some exceptional underwater flora and fauna! Accompanied by your guide, discover the diversity and splendor of the Caribbean’s plant and animal life. A respectful explorer might even have the opportunity to swim with a good-natured sea turtle.Practical info: 4 hoursContact: Anbadlola Grande Plaine 97116 Pointe-NoireTel.: 590 (0)5 90 80 68 89E-mail: apnee.maestracci@gmail.comWebsite: www.anbadlola.fr