Do you like whales and dolphins? One of the possible activities on the Guadeloupe islands could please everyone in the family (except those who get sea sick...): a whale watching tour. The islands are situated in the Caribbeans and attract an abondant marine life.
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REVIEW FOR TRAVEL PLANNING ADDICTS - Whale watching Guadeloupe
I selected my self and paid fully for this activity. This review is based on my experience from December 2014.
- Tour: half day whale watching excursion - we ended up going with our guide but on the boat from another company as they were both half full
- It departs from the northern town of Basse Terre island: Deshaies or Gourbeyre
- The guides were very knowledgeable and nice
- The boat was in good condition with nice displays of information (although only in French, but our guide translated for the english speaking visitors) and plenty of space inside and outside
- Organization: the sea was very quiet and the big mamals had left the coastal areas, but they did not give up and we ended up spotting a pod of dolphins
Leaving the harbor
We left the harbor, excited by the good weather the calm waters, and the display of all the animals we could see on that day.
Listening to the ocean
They are well equipped to find us animals. They use this sonic radar and listen to the ocean. We stopped sotmewehre, they listened and nothing.... we moved, stopped and listened... nothing.... Our guides were getting crazy even though we all understood. We are trying to find wild animals so there are no guarantees.
Searching and searching for whales
We searched like that for 3 hours, all of us watching in every direction trying to see something. I even had my binoculars but only spotted other boats 🙁
After hours on our way back to the coast we finally spotted some dolphins. I was really hoping for whales because I have seen dolphins many times (and even swam with wild ones in the ocean near kaikoura, New Zealand), but still I always get amazed by them and it brings a big smile on my face. And of course, I was able to take many many pictures and see the face of my friend as she saw them for the very first time. A wonderful memory.
If you like dophins, check out my video when I swam with wild dolphins in New Zealand!
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Return: coastline views:
After this peak of adreanline, it was time to float back to the harbour of Deshaies and continue to our next stop which we had not yet decided upon.
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Eva Altenburger says
We are 2 persons from Austria and in February 2018 we make a Caribbean cruise with the MSC Fantasia
On Sunday 4/2/2018 and Sunday 11.2 we are in Pointe a Pitre from 8:00 to 19:00.
Is it possible to make a tour whale watching of one of this days?
If possible, how do we get from the cruise ship in Pointe a Pitre to the meeting point?
Claire Robinson says
I am sorry but I am not a travel agent, I am a blogger.
You would have to contact the company directly (link to their website in the review box in the article).
Have a great trip!