Trip to discover the Grand Cul de Sac Marin
Port de pêche de Sainte Rose
The bay of Grand-Cul-de Sac Marin is a natural area of 15,000 ha that unites the islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre. Its maritime limit is constituted by the largest coral reef of the Lesser Antilles while its terrestrial limit integrates one of the most important surfaces of mangrove of the Caribbean.
It is a site recognized as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and classified by the RAMSAR convention (label of international recognition on the importance of maintaining and protecting wetlands). This is the reason why the Guadeloupe National Park strives to protect it.
By embarking with Nico Excursions, you make the choice to go to its discovery, supervised by a team recognized for its environmental commitment. Installed in Sainte-Rose since 2000, Captain Nicolo and his collaborators offer you an outing in small groups to explore the lagoon and observe its biological wealth. This passionate person will bring you quality explanations as much on the environment as on its evolution. You will enjoy meeting mangrove trees, jellyfish, reef fish and pelicans living in the many islets of the bay. Nico Excursions offers you a 3h30 boat trip.
After meeting at the small port of Sainte-Rose, you will embark and head out to sea for a gradual immersion in the lagoon to the sound of Nicolo's explanations. Then you will head for a first observation site constituted by a wreck. You will appreciate the fauna that has colonized this site before heading towards a natural pool in the middle of coral reefs which will be your second stop. Finally, you will approach small islets around which you will observe the mangrove and its great biodiversity, true nursery of the Caribbean Sea.
Schedule: First departure at 8am and return at 11:30am Second departure at 11:30am and return at 3pm
Rates: 40 euros per person. Reduced rate for children under 10 years old.
Refreshing drinks offered on board. Bring a large bottle of water per person and a snack for the departure at 11:30 am.
Equipment to bring: Fins, mask, snorkel, lycra or wetsuit or clothing suitable for swimming and, if not, sun cream, sunglasses, hat or cap, towel.